Search Results: "Tom Browning"


BOOK REVIEW

ELVIS PRESLEY’S LOVE ME TENDER by Elvis Presley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Includes a CD of Elvis singing, bringing his tender ballad to yet another generation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who would have thought that the King's classic song could have made such a lovely read-aloud for children? Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This note concludes with the questionable statement that 'almost all the children in the world have read this poem.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Those who seek a large-format, traditional interpretation of this Christmas classic will enjoy this pleasant though not exceptional effort. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 1993

"Diffuse and disappointing, as Browning overburdens his evidence with an unproven, perhaps unprovable, thesis."
A scattershot study that seeks to discern an American ``gay culture.'' By investigating such phenomena as the gay community's reactions to the AIDS epidemic, radical gay-rights organizations, changing sexual practices, and homosexuals' burgeoning economic clout, former NPR reporter Browning (coauthor, The American Way of Crime, 1980) attempts to discover whether or not a gay culture exists in today's America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 1994

"But Owens allows amateur psychological conjecture to intrude on his day-to-day, procedural work on the case. (Eight pages b&w insert—not seen)"
An inside look at the Rodney King case, the ensuing trials, and the L.A. riots that followed, by the private detective hired by King's attorney to investigate the police officers' conduct and provide security for the beleaguered beating victim. Read full book review >

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SIGNED, ABIAH ROSE by Diane Browning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"America. (author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 6-10)"
In a book that instantly evokes and sustains old-fashioned charm, readers meet young Abiah Rose, who lives in the Genesee River Valley sometime in the 18th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The author has cut a smart niche for herself in garden writing: unceremonious, except when ceremony is in order."
Browning (Around the House and in the Garden, 2002) may be the editor-in-chief of House & Garden, but her half-acre patch north of New York City is anything but precious. Read full book review >

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ADRIFT by Micki Browning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Browning's debut can verge on cliché, and she seems reluctant to flesh out her supporting cast, but the main action of the story flows smoothly."
A dive gone wrong forces a normally grounded diver to open her mind to the possibility of supernatural interference. Read full book review >

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APPLES by Frank Browning
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An exceptional popular study—right up there with John McPhee's Oranges—that is often as exquisite as its subject."
The author tackles the apple in all its guises—mythopoetic, biological, historical, commercial—and comes away with a winner. Read full book review >

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THE FATE OF GENDER by Frank Browning
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A timely, thoughtful contribution to a much-debated issue."
A journalist and cultural critic investigates the "shifting terrain of gender." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Interspersed with these scholarly chapters are —interludes— about Browning's own fishing experiences."
paper 0-8214-1219-1 Fishing, particularly fly fishing, writes Browning, "seems to hold a disproportionate place" in North American letters In this thoughtful, penetrating, but dissertation-like look at the literature of fly-fishing, the author notes that fishermen who write can be likened to our ancient ancestors, "who blazoned portrayals of the hunt on the walls of . . . caves." Read full book review >

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THE GREAT ESTATE by Sherri Browning
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"In spite of their obtuseness, both Gabriel and Sophia are likable-enough characters, and the estate around which the plot revolves is charming enough to make the book a tolerable read."
A long-married earl and countess are estranged after the death of their infant son several years before, but their mutual love for their estate brings them together. Read full book review >