Search Results: "Syd Field"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"No one sees films quite the way Field does. An engineer's report on film construction and the view of an original thinker worth appreciating."
The master teacher of screenplay writing charts his Alger-like rise in the film world and reveals himself to be a true Hollywood character. Read full book review >

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SYD AND MARCY by Beaird Glover
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A compelling, if occasionally awkward, crime novel."
Glover's debut novel delivers an engaging Southern noir tale, in which bad decisions and shocking violence are the norm. Read full book review >

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FARTHEST FIELD by Raghu Karnad
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2015

"An appealing, if necessarily fictionalized in places, portrait of three officers who did their best fighting a war widely opposed by many countrymen and that provided little benefit to the nation and was quickly forgotten after Indian independence in 1947."
Discovering that his grandfather and two grand uncles had served in World War II, Indian journalist and editor Karnad (Everybody's Friend, 2013) decided to write about their experiences.Read full book review >

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Released: April 19, 2012

"A unique view of an overlooked era in postwar Germany."
In this memoirlike novel, 19-year-old David Streiber, a Jew, is shipped out on assignment to Germany in 1959, although he doesn't know that the months spent in what was formerly enemy territory will teach him who he is as a man. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Still, this is an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to know more about the great outdoors, and especially for anyone who is a budding nature artist—and who better than Arnosky to serve as an example? (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Each chapter of this field guide focuses on one wildlife field trip in which the reader can discover, investigate, identify, and learn about the various plants and animals that live in the wild. Read full book review >

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HOME FIELD by John Douglas Marshall
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"And every writer considering putting such thoughts on paper should think about how much of baseball is about striking out—a lesson verified by this collection."
Nine accomplished writers on baseball as it is played in the Northwest, and as it has played out in their lives, in a collection edited by Seattle Post-Intelligencer writer Marshall (Reconciliation Road, 1993). Read full book review >

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McCREPHY'S FIELD by Christopher A. Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

After 24-year-old Joe McCrephy leaves his Ohio cornfield to go to Wyoming, nature takes over: weeds and field flowers replace the corn, attracting birds; then young trees begin to grow, providing cover for a different range of wildflowers and creatures. Read full book review >

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BLUE FIELD by Elise Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A transgressive, gut-wrenching portrayal of grief that asks what it's like to drown."
A deeply damaged woman flirts with death in the depths of underwater caves. Read full book review >

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FIELD GRAY by Philip Kerr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2011

"An accomplished thriller."
When fans meet Bernie Gunther in this latest saga in the adventurous life of the hard-bitten, sardonic policeman, Kerr's (If the Dead Rise Not, 2010, etc.) stalwart Berliner detective is in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fresh contribution to the public debate on the economics of consumption and the health of American communities."
A lyrical memoir of the relationship among farming, eating and sustaining community in Sonoma County, Calif. Read full book review >

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FIELD STUDY by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2004

"No weak pieces here: only images hanging in a spoonful of water. Very much the story realist to match young Anthony Doerr."
First collection from Seiffert, who introduced us to her personal sentence in her universally praised debut novel, The Dark Room (2001). Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING FIELD by Dana Spiotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2001

"Mostly unmemorable people, but a witty satire, nonetheless, about the lives of the idle and beautiful."
The glittering if ephemeral distractions of life in the City of Angels are lampooned with a wry, knowing touch, in a funny first novel by a writer who grew up "surrounded by the movie industry." Read full book review >