Search Results: "Stephen B. Young"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ZENITH by Duong Thu Huong
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A complex, politically daring story, much of which will be unfamiliar to Western readers—and that demands to be read for that very reason."
Scenes from the last months in the life of Ho Chi Minh, as imagined by Vietnamese novelist Huong (Paradise of the Blind, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"An ambitious but disappointing history whose drama arises from the historical facts, not from its freehanded embellishment of them."
An epic but deeply flawed Civil War history (the second volume of a planned trilogy) suffers from the fictional techniques it employs, while benefiting little from that genre's potential narrative punch. Read full book review >

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MOCKINGBIRD COME HOME by Stephen B. Wiley
Released: May 1, 2007

"Finely wrought work from a writer who deserves wider renown."
Attorney Wiley (Hero's Island, 2005) continues his late-in-life career as a poet, with a second collection of quiet meditations. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN OF VALOR by Stephen B. Oates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 1994

"Includes maps—not seen."
A lively account of Clara Barton's life during the Civil War that reveals both the character of this compelling woman and the awfulness of war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2012

"Insightful and convivial account of a bright, bountiful life dedicated to words, information and wonder."
The digital media revolution powers a lifelong journalist's sharp, business-minded autobiography. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2011

"Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the Revolution's full meaning."
Three distinguished scholars commission 22 essays about historical characters for whom the American Revolution was insufficiently revolutionary. Read full book review >

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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