Search Results: "Thomas Penn"


BOOK REVIEW

WINTER KING by Thomas Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"An entertaining, insightful biography featuring a colorful cast of characters, led by the formidable Henry VII, who passed on the first untroubled succession in 80 years, launching the equally turbulent but more familiar Tudor renaissance."
Henry VII, who reigned from 1485 to 1509, is little known compared to his son, Henry VIII, and granddaughter, Elizabeth I, but Verso Books editorial director Penn does an eminently satisfying job of remedying this. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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MIDWINTER TREASURES
by Leila Roy

After a physically and intellectually and emotionally exhausting Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta—and a horrorshow day of travel on Tuesday—I am back home in Maine. Congratulations to all of the Youth Media Award winners and honorees, and a very special personal congratulations to the authors and books on the 2017 Amelia Bloomer list.

Due to being in Bloomer deliberations for one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Fans of Jillette's outspoken sarcasm and indecency will not be disappointed."
Admittedly digressive, tangential collection of random thoughts and observations about life from the perspective of a wise-cracking atheist. Read full book review >

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PRESTO! by Penn Jillette
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A sometimes-funny book that should be taken with a tablespoon of salt."
The acclaimed, outspoken magician delivers a "book about extreme personal lifestyle changes, written by a…juggler whose only higher education was Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College." Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY IS AN ATHEIST HOLIDAY! by Penn Jillette
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An outspoken wordsmith offers more intelligent, humorous and against-the-grain perspectives."
Jillette (God, No!, 2011, etc.) nails holidays with sarcasm and sensibility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO MADE THINGS OUT OF TREES by Robert Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 2016

"An appreciative, environmentally sound reminder of how trees benefit and cultivate life on Earth."
A lifelong nature lover explores the versatility of the ash tree. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS by W.S. Penn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A tender, compelling coming-of-age saga, with youthful alienation and family pride represented in a delicate, often uproarious combination."
A Bildungsroman filtered through Native American sensibilities serves as Penn's first novel as he follows his young hero from Hopiland to L.A.—all on a search for love, self, and understanding, complicated by a fragmented family beset by tragedy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Solid advice and encouragement for those seeking a gratifying work life."
Penn presents strategies and tips for making the most of your job or finding appropriate, satisfying work. Read full book review >