Search Results: "The Onion"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A grab bag well worth dipping into and a testament to the still-thriving art of book design."
The irreverent crew from the long-running satirical newspaper and website present a compendium of mock encyclopedia entries, lavishly illustrated. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1973

"Nothing if not readable which is enough for his constituency."
A slight change from his two similar New Centurion-Blue Knight novels — a burly story of crime and punishment in which, dead or alive, all are victims of the same slugs with which two sociopaths kill one policeman but leave his partner to face another kind of destruction. Read full book review >

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PEELING THE ONION by Gunter Grass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2007

"The reader must decide whether this eloquent self-portrait does express regret, even atonement; represents yet another 'evasion'; or, how much, in the final analysis, the difference actually matters."
The 1999 Nobel Prize-winner tells the story of his childhood, youth and early artistic career in a riveting memoir that has quickly attracted international controversy and not a little righteous anger. Read full book review >

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THE ONION GIRL by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Another absorbing tale, as believable and insightful as they come, yet there's still an unsatisfying lack of weight—even the ancient spirits don't pack much of a wallop."
Another of de Lint's urban fantasy novels (Forests of the Heart, 2000, etc.) set in the imaginary city of Newford, this one centering on artist and philanthropist Jilly Coppercorn. Read full book review >

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PEELING THE ONION by Wendy Orr
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1997

"Anna's pain, fear, and dissociation from her former self are rendered so convincingly that readers will close the book believing they have encountered a primary source on trauma. (Fiction. 12+)"
This Australian import covers much of the same territory explored in Cynthia Voigt's Izzy, Willy Nilly (1986): A popular, physically active teenager is severely injured in an auto accident, and must cope not only with pain and uncertainty about her future, but also with changes in relationships as her friends' lives seem to go on without her. Read full book review >

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PEELING THE ONION by Ruth Gordon
POETRY
Released: July 30, 1993

"Poets' dates and translators' names given with the poems; fully indexed. (Poetry. 10+)"
Sixty-six poems, mostly from the 20th century, including many translations (from Spanish, Yiddish, Russian, Papago, Korean, French, Romanian) and such poets as Octavio Paz, Kenneth Rexroth, Adrienne Rich, Boris Pasternak, and Walt Whitman. Read full book review >

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ONION JOURNEY by Julia Cunningham
Released: Oct. 1, 1967

"The combination of overt moralizing, overextended symbolism and wispy texture is likely to draw a blank from most children though adults may well find it charming."
Perhaps this very brief, very explicit allegory of the love between Gilly and his grandmother is Julia Cunningham's answer to critics of Derp Dead: it's no more than a tender Christmas greeting otherwise. Read full book review >

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Onion Heart: The Selected Works of Alise Versella by Alise Versella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2012

"Poems that squeeze and pulse with originality, like the powerful hearts they describe."
This new poetry collection from Versella (Five Foot Voice, 2011, etc.), the second in a series, chronicles the passions of romantic love. Read full book review >

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ONION TEARS by Diana Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually appealing small format with many attractive b&w drawings. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A Vietnamese refugee unfolds the events that brought her to Australia. Read full book review >

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MRS. COLE ON AN ONION ROLL by Kalli Dakos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Nickelodeon,'' this volume will appeal to those who appreciate the anything-can-happen environment of Miss Nelson's classroom or the Magic School Bus. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Fewer selections (32 vs. 38), shorter verses, full-color illustrations, and an absence of the serious poems of If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand (1990) gear Dakos's collection to a younger audience than her earlier work. Read full book review >

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BUN, ONION, BURGER by Peter Mandel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"Skip this—buy burgers and fixings instead. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A disappointingly ho-hum salute to that summertime classic, the hamburger. Read full book review >

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PEEL MY LOVE LIKE AN ONION by Ana Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Observant and witty, if not altogether exceptional: Castillo creates a poignant portrait of passion lost and regained."
Castillo (Loverboys, 1996, etc.) covers familiar territory here—the trials and tribulations of passion, displacement, and cultural identity—but offers a pleasing combination of the light and cheeky with the lyrically romantic. Read full book review >