Search Results: "Stephen Snyder-Hill"


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SOLDIER OF CHANGE by Stephen Snyder-Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"How one man's resolve gave courage to others and how he turned his public outing into an important surge of activism."
A memoir from the U.S. Army soldier booed at the Republican presidential primary debate of 2011 for asking about upholding the rights of gay and lesbian soldiers. 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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GOLD RUSH by Miri Yu
by Miri Yu, translated by Stephen Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Distinctive and disturbing imagery; familiar diagnoses."
A violent teenaged boy darts to adulthood in Yokohama, a mural of hell in bestselling Yu's forceful if uneven English-language debut. Read full book review >

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THE DIVING POOL by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"A haunting collection, and a perfect example of the power of short fiction."
A masterfully twisted triptych of dark novellas marks the American debut of a critically acclaimed Japanese fiction writer. Read full book review >

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RIVALRY by Nagai Kafu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"There is a bit of the cultural expansiveness of Dickens or Zola here, and if Komayo's dilemma feels a bit light to a modern sensibility, Kafu creates a world around her that is fascinating to behold."
The first complete English translation of Kafu's 1918 portrait of geisha life is historically gripping, if not quite dramatically so. Read full book review >

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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR- JULY 2017
by Leila Roy

This is the time of year that feels like someone has their finger on the fast-forward button—it’s already time to comb through this month’s new releases!

These are some of the books that I’m planning to pick up:

Spirit Hunters, by Ellen Oh

I read an advanced copy of this one months ago, and I’m SO looking forward to reading ...


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OUT by Natsuo Kirino
by Natsuo Kirino, translated by Stephen Snyder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Crime and Punishment meets A Simple Plan—yet in the end Kirino manages her banal heroines' descent into hell like no one you've ever read before. (N.B.: The Japanese film of Out premiered in New York in late May.)"
Horrifying violence lurks a hairsbreadth beneath the surface of drab modern Tokyo in veteran Kirino's award-winning English-language debut. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSEKEEPER AND THE PROFESSOR by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"Simple story, well told."
From Japanese author Ogawa (The Diving Pool, 2008), the story of a struggling single mother who takes a job looking after an elderly mathematician with an unusual disability. Read full book review >

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HOTEL IRIS by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2010

"A spare, disquieting fable."
A young Japanese hostess becomes the object of a dangerous man's obsession. Read full book review >

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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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