Search Results: "Tamara Shopsin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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EARTH'S IMAGINED CORNERS by Tamara Linse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2015

"An overly expository but moving tale of love and marriage."
A young couple tries to make their marriage work under the trying circumstances of the American West during the1880s. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A MAN by Tamara Linse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"A slim volume packed with rugged tales and smart, brawny characters."
Short storieson ranching and relationships. Read full book review >

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WINDFLOWERS by Tamara McKinley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2002

"Narrative sweep and an evocative sense of place keep this from sinking under the weight of its contrivances. The Australian-born McKinley (Matilda's Last Waltz, not reviewed) is no Colleen McCullough, but this is fine even so."
Stouthearted men and plucky young women take on the Australian outback. Read full book review >

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STEALING MR. RIGHT  by Tamara Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Morgan (Model Behavior, 2015, etc.) has superbly revived the pairing of romance and jewel heists."
A marriage between a jewel thief and an FBI agent is an unconventional match made in heaven. Read full book review >

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The Christmas Tree Keeper by Tamara Passey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"A feel-good holiday romance."
A miraculous Christmas tree farm brings a couple together in Passey's (Mothering through the Whirlwind, 2015) novel.Read full book review >