Search Results: "Wallace Shawn"


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NIGHT THOUGHTS by Wallace Shawn
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 13, 2017

"Not an optimistic picture but perceptive and forcefully argued."
The acclaimed actor and playwright offers a brief, disturbing meditation on the "story of civilization." Read full book review >

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ESSAYS by Wallace Shawn
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Well-intentioned and limpidly written, but thin and repetitive—a morsel, not a meal."
Personal and political essays from actor and playwright Shawn (Grasses of a Thousand Colors, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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SHAWN WEN
by Vincent Scarpa

Rare is the book about which one can say, in earnest, “I’ve never read anything like this before,” yet with A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Shawn Wen has written such a book. From its idiosyncratic area of interest to its chameleonic formal modalities, Applause resists easy categorization at every turn, and this is one of its ...


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KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS by Shawn Goodman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Readers who are not familiar with the often-harsh conditions of the juvenile justice system will receive a realistic and compelling examination of adolescent life behind bars in this second novel from the author of Something Like Hope (2011). (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A naïve young man does his best to survive a brutal stay in juvie in this story that is reminiscent of the work of E.R. Frank and Walter Dean Myers. Read full book review >

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THE FLIP SIDE by Shawn Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"Johnson's first novel for teens is an absorbing portrait of a young athlete's quest to achieve her Olympic dreams. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Fifteen-year-old gymnast Charlie is determined to earn a place on Team USA. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 10, 2008

"A flaw-filled thriller that's left coyly open-ended."
A terrorist faction executes a diabolical attack upon the United States, and only rogue ex-CIA agent Marc Bishop can stop them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Advances the compelling message that we have much to learn from orangutans as their numbers diminish."
Up-close encounters with a fascinating group of people and the orangutans with whom they share their lives. Read full book review >

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DE NIRO by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume."
The life and work of the legendary actor. Read full book review >

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PRIMORDIAL by David Shawn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Despite getting hung up in some long expository scenes, action fans will appreciate the gory, brutal violence."
A dark, gritty take on the vampire myth. Read full book review >

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HEY, LIBERAL! by Shawn Shiflett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An imperfect but admirably frank exploration of the challenges of integration in the late 1960s."
The white son of a minister active in the civil rights movement is forced to question the values he grew up with after he begins attending a mostly African-American high school in turbulent 1969 Chicago. Read full book review >

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"An energetic, brightly imagined fantasy debut."
This teen fantasy debut stars a girl who learns she's a werewolf with ties to a parallel world of magic. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. Read full book review >