Search Results: "Stephen Silver"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"It's an outing antic enough to cause rough young salts to hoist their sippy cups in glee. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
The opening episode of a rollicking pirate yarn replete with bones, heaps of treasure and Yo-Ho-Hos. Read full book review >

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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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MY PARENT HAS CANCER AND IT REALLY SUCKS by Maya Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are some helpful ideas and anecdotes here, but it's not for every teen. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A guide for teens who have a parent with cancer is chock-full of information and advice but sometimes misses the mark. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A densely packed, dizzyingly detailed tale of art and espionage."
Archaeologist and journalist Silver traces the route of a lost masterpiece. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1999

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BABE IN PARADISE by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2001

"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
An uneven first collection from writer/filmmaker Silver. Read full book review >

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BENNINGTON GIRLS ARE EASY by Charlotte Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A caustically witty novel but one that rarely interrupts its superficiality to deliver a deeper meaning."
Silver (The Summer Invitation, 2014, etc.) tracks the friendship of two college grads attempting to make it in New York.Read full book review >

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MARY COIN by Marisa Silver
Released: March 7, 2013

"Walker's tacked-on connection to the photograph seems a calculated attempt to add sexual intrigue to what is otherwise a disappointingly plodding account that sheds no new light on either the photographer or her subject."
The fictionalized lives of photographer Dorothea Lange and the Native American farm worker behind her famous Depression-era portrait "Migrant Mother." Read full book review >

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PUSH by Eve Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"This second volume has up-to-the-minute appeal for gamers who like a byte of romance with their sci-fi. (Adventure/romance. 13-18)"
Opening where Rush (2013) left off, this sequel sees Miki's virtual, gaming life and her real life dangerously merge. Read full book review >

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NO TIGERS IN AFRICA by Norman Silver
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Heavy-handed writing and superfluous teen-novel detritus—vomiting, rough language, a glandular romantic subplot—make this hard-going; still, this South African author explores the ways his native society victimizes everyone in it. (Fiction. YA)"
A turgid story about a teenager and his family, deeply warped by their South African past, trying to build a new life in England. Read full book review >

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ASSUMPTION OF RISK by Jim Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"In between the juicy stuff, it's all wonky insurance babble and guntalk, with an undercurrent of right-wing politics that does nothing to push along the tale."
James M. Cain showed that an insurance thriller can be a stylish, unequivocal success. Read full book review >

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THE ASCENT OF SCIENCE by Brian Silver
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Silver has given us one of the most stimulating overviews of science in recent years. (illustrations, not seen)"
This pleasing volume undertakes—with considerable success- -to chart the broad history of science from the Renaissance to the end of the 20th century. Read full book review >