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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A rousing, unusual story about a boy who takes to the air but lands squarely on his own two feet."
A young paraglider finds his inner strength high above a blazing inferno. Read full book review >

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RAIN FOREST COLORS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Readers will not only practice their colors, they'll get an inkling of what a colorful and wonderful world we live in. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Stunning animal photos introduce children to 10 basic colors in this latest from National Geographic Kids. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

"It's not for lack of material that Ware fails to deliver what she promises."
Profiles of a handful of women who have influenced American culture and politics. Read full book review >

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JUST LOVE EVERYBODY by Greg Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A romp through the ages that's full of surprises, aside from some ordinary futuristic touches."
Debut author Ware delivers a sci-fi novel about one man's journeys through time. Read full book review >

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BUILDING STORIES by Chris Ware
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A dazzling document, beautifully if most idiosyncratically drawn; in this iteration, sure to become a collector's item, though one that begs for an easier-to-handle trade edition."
A treasure trove of graphic artworks—they're too complex to be called comics—from Ware, master of angst, alienation, sci-fi and the crowded street. Read full book review >

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VENOLA IN LOVE by Cheryl Ware
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Overall, in spite of the interesting format, Venola's story is insipid and uninspiring. (line drawings) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Catty-Cornered (1998), Venola is now in the second half of seventh grade and has become quite boy-crazy. Read full book review >

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A RACE TO SPLENDOR by Ciji Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"A novel in need of a solid foundation."
Floors pitch violently, buildings collapse, San Francisco disintegrates and bosoms heave. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS, 2007 by Chris Ware
Released: Oct. 10, 2007

"'In short, I think this is absolutely great.'"
In its second year, the annual anthology really hits its stride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Like the Glass House itself, this novel is 'a tiger's enclosure, with nowhere to hide' and with a constant undercurrent of danger. Read it on a dark and stormy night—with all the lights on."
In Ware's debut, a reclusive crime writer reunites with a long-lost friend during a weekend hen party that goes horribly wrong. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1998

"Unlikely heroes may be the best kind."
A collection of 35 essays by members of the Society of American Historians that help to restore the heroic figure's just proportions for the benefit of our too-cynical age. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CORRIGAN by Chris Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Everything here boggles: the artfully conceived foldout dust-jacket, the cryptically word-burdened endpapers, and, most of all, the story itself: a graphic narrative that deserves a place beside the best novels of the year."
The comics world has amply rewarded Ware for his amazingly innovative work—he's won numerous prizes for his Acme Novelty Library, a combination of complex narratives about mice, a trove of visually arcane inventions (diagrammed with Rube Goldberg-like precision), and plenty of eye-straining text: a graphic self-effacement that echoes the creepy despair of Ware's main creation, Jimmy Corrigan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"It's a tribute to how much has changed that much of the book's content will be shocking to readers under 30; it's also a measure of how much remains to be done, given the 'separate but equal' approach that still dominates sports today."
An exploration of the link between the feminist revolution and the role of women in sports, as embodied by one of the 20th century's most iconic sports figures. Read full book review >