Search Results: "Sterling Lord"


BOOK REVIEW

LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >

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HICCUPS! by Holly Sterling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2016

"No one ever enjoys this particular affliction, and it's certainly not a new literary device, but young listeners will still gleefully 'Hic! Hic!' hiccup along. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl is determined to cure her dog's hiccups. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"A serviceable biography adding to the lore of a difficult period of growth in US history. (Photographs—not seen.)"
From Sterling (ed., We Are Your Sisters, 1983), a full-scale biography that reveals the pioneering spirit of an early feminist and abolitionist. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"An enjoyable, informative, and (as the first mainstream treatment of the subject) potentially important book; though occasionally obtrusive, Sterling is a fine and knowledgeable guide to this strange new world."
Thoroughly researched, this account of the government's crackdown on the nebulous but growing computer-underground provides a thoughtful report on the laws and rights being defined on the virtual frontier of cyberspace. Read full book review >

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ZEITGEIST by Bruce Sterling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"An inspired and brilliant paean to the old millennium and harbinger of the new, brimming with wit, flair, and insight: Y2K's Catch-22."
Turn-of-the-millennium spectacular, from the estimable Sterling (Distraction, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAM BABY by Sterling Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2002

"A southern boy's fantasy of coming of age under the guidance of his languorous older aunt could make this a sneaky sleeper."
Watson (Deadly Sweet, 1994, etc.) serves up a nicely packed if sentimental and ultimately melodramatic teenage romp-turned-violent in an Eisenhower-era Florida town. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Meticulous and well researched: a solid tribute to black culture in America that might well ignite sparks of interest in a new generation of historians and artists."
An impressive array of 14 essays (most reprinted from scholarly journals) on aspects of African-Americanism, ranging in theme from black nationalism to the writings of Herman Melville— and spanning a quarter-century of the author's impressive career (History and Religious Studies/UC Riverside; Slave Culture, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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RULES by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Middle-grade readers will recognize her longing for acceptance and be intrigued by this exploration of dealing with differences. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When 12-year-old Catherine is embarrassed by her autistic younger brother's behavior, her mother reassures her that "real friends understand." Read full book review >

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WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

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THE GALAXY GAME by Karen Lord
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Lord is at her best describing vividly alien bioformed landscapes and exploring subtle differences among uneasily allied cultures. But this novel, with its tentacled narrative structure and many references to previous events, is not the best entry to her world."
World Fantasy Award finalist Lord (The Best of All Possible Worlds, 2013, etc.) offers a complex coming-of-age story about negotiating competing loyalties. Read full book review >

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NIV by Graham Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Scenes in search of a point of view. (photos)"
A detailed, yet shapeless biography of a charming actor. Read full book review >