Search Results: "Temple Grandin"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A well written, admiring and thought-provoking portrait. (foreword by Grandin, index, facts about autism and factory farming) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
The biography of an exceptional woman who, remarkably, made use of her condition to discover her calling and changed her own and many animals' lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The inspiring story of a courageous, dedicated and most unusual woman."
An extraordinary view into the workings of an autistic mind. Grandin, a professor of animal behavior (Colorado State Univ.) and a world-renowned designer of livestock equipment, attributes her creativity, technical skills and understanding of animals to the autism that has set her apart from most of human society. Read full book review >

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TEMPLE by Matthew Reilly
Released: Jan. 19, 2001

"Michael Crichton meets Indiana Jones in a campy, blatantly derivative, nonstop plot-boiler: great, gasping, mindless fun."
Australian thriller writer Reilly follows up his high-tech adventure Ice Station (1999), this time sending a mild-mannered professor on a breathless, hokey, beat-the-bad-guys hunt for an ancient Inca artifact that could blow apart the planet. Read full book review >

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THE AUTISTIC BRAIN by Temple Grandin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"An illuminating look at how neuroscience opens a window into the mind."
Grandin (Animal Science/Colorado State Univ.; Different…Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD, 2012, etc.), whose life has been an inspiration to millions, warns parents, teachers and therapists of the danger of getting locked into diagnostic labels. Read full book review >

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TEMPLE by George Dennison
Released: June 15, 1994

"A potluck with some good bits, but it is clear that the author would have made something greater than simply the sum of its parts."
Dennison (Luisa Domic, 1985, etc.) died in 1987, and this genial hodgepodge draws from his journals and his scattered notes on and interviews with people in Temple, Me., the rural community to which he migrated from New York City. Read full book review >

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WILLOW TEMPLE by Donald Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2003

"Understated lyricism very much in what William Carlos Williams (whom Hall often resembles) called the 'American grain.' Moving and memorable."
The tug of kinship and the human frailties that undermine traditional family solidarity and values figure prominently in this interesting collection by the poet and memoirist (Life Work, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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TEMPLE BOYS by Jamie Buxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"One part nihilist political commentary, one part grimly modernist retelling, for readers willing to see Jesus in a distinctly unholy light. (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
A sneaky beggar child enters the circle of Yeshua of Gilgal in the six days surrounding the crucifixion. Read full book review >

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TEMPLE CAT by Andrew Clements
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

"Kiesler, working in an utterly realistic style, employs a subtle visual shift in characterization as the protagonist transforms from a religious icon to an ordinary house cat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Clements (Who Owns the Cow?, p. 944, etc.) pens a tale for consummate cat enthusiasts or lovers of antiquity: a feline's not- too-arduous search for love. Read full book review >

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SOLOMON'S TEMPLE by Leo Braginsky
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"An ambitious but uneven debut."
Braginsky's hefty debut novel, part spy thriller and part historical saga, follows an unlikely hero as he transforms from a Red Army intelligence officer to a defender of the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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TEMPLE STREAM by Bill Roorbach
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"Deft and evocative, making small adventures loom joyfully large."
A quest for the headwaters of a small stream in Maine becomes an obsession bound up in a celebration of life. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLE OF OPTIMISM by James Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"An impressive piece of mimicry, but readers in search of droll comic fiction depicting the madness inherited, so to speak, from the activities of landownership and love may as well stick with Austen and Trollope."
This almost defiantly plummy first novel by a Scots writer labors to out-Austen the immortal Jane in a deceptively mild-mannered exploration of the conflicting claims of love, property, and propriety set in a Derbyshire village near the end of the 18th century. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 14, 1992

"There may be bones to pick here, but few will be unimpressed by a veteran insider's faithful-oppositionist view of the intellectual shambles our universities seem to have become."
After 35 years in academia, Anderson (Senior Fellow/Hoover Institution) gives a cri de coeur about what's gone so dreadfully wrong with the American university: Academic intellectuals, he says, have ``betrayed their profession'' and, within the halls of academe, ``integrity is dead.'' Strong charges, but Anderson does nothing if not back them up with facts, figures, and plenty of common-sense observation. Read full book review >