Search Results: "Tamara Shopsin"


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ARBITRARY STUPID GOAL by Tamara Shopsin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2017

"A warm evocation of a quirky life and exuberant times."
Candid recollections of growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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MUMBAI NEW YORK SCRANTON by Tamara Shopsin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A brisk but slapdash, unrewarding journey."
Graphic designer and illustrator Shopsin (C'est le Pied II, 2009, etc.) delivers a terse account of a visit to India and her work as a freelance artist, with asides on her marriage, novelties business and family's restaurant. Read full book review >

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THE MUMMY MAKERS OF EGYPT by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Thrill-seekers and serious students of ancient Egyptian culture and values will be equally enthralled. (map, bibliography, family tree) (Informational picture book. 8-11)"
An exact description of a royal mummy's embalming and burial, drawn from ancient records and from evidence found in a nearly intact tomb discovered in 1905. Read full book review >

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HOW THE AMAZON QUEEN FOUGHT THE PRINCE OF EGYPT by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A rare tale, as enjoyable for its authoritative, scholarly appurtenances as for its vivid retelling. (bibliography) (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
As in her Shipwrecked Sailor (2000), Bower gives a little-known ancient tale fresh life without robbing it of its distinctive cultural milieu. Read full book review >

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THE SHIPWRECKED SAILOR by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Budding Egyptologists as well as lovers of well-told, multi-layered folktales will treasure this outstanding debut. (bibliography, map) (Picture book/folktale. 7-11)"
For all its brevity, this sailor's yarn, possibly 4,000 years old, positively vibrates with wonder, danger, joy, and deeper meaning. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET TO CLARA'S CALM by Tamara  Levitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Even for New Age parents and kids, Clara may be just too calm. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Mindfulness is the new hot topic in education, so this effort could be a timely addition to the "picture books for parenting" shelf. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Meeting a real need, this is an excellent choice for the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A simple, clearly worded text about divorce for the youngest children, this will help parents hammer home the twin messages that it is not the child's fault and that the child is loved very much by each parent, no matter what happens. Read full book review >

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SAVING MR. PERFECT  by Tamara Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"If you like pointed banter and characters that are just on the edge of functional, à la those in the novels of Jennifer Crusie or Kristan Higgins, this book will keep you occupied for a couple of afternoons."
A dramedy with a fanfic premise: what if Mr. and Mrs. Smith had stayed married and kept working for different sides after learning each other's secrets? Read full book review >

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WHAT THE WAVES KNOW by Tamara Valentine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"This dreamy coming-of-age mystery unfolds in tantalizing waves with keen insight and lush prose."
In a novel rich in mythology and childhood secrets, a girl searches for her voice in the Rhode Island town where she stopped speaking at age 6. Read full book review >

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DEEP DOWN THINGS by Tamara Linse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2014

"A moving but uneven depiction of a family struggling through loss."
In Linse's (How to Be a Man, 2014) novel, three orphaned siblings must rely on each other through a host of tragedies and triumphs. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Hilarious in flashes, but more often sloppy, off-putting and boring."
The author's recollections of an off-the-beaten-path vacation of sleazy situations. Read full book review >