Search Results: "Wayne Parmenter"


BOOK REVIEW

...IF YOUR NAME WAS CHANGED AT ELLIS ISLAND by Ellen Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Nostalgically warm impressionistic paintings, suffused with sepia, simultaneously signal suffering and hope. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Arranged in Q&A style, this survey of earlier immigrations asks: ``Did all immigrants come through Ellis Island?'' (no); ``Did you have to have a job waiting for you?'' (again, no; in fact, it was not allowed). Read full book review >

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THE STRAY by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"In the well-known breezy style readers have come to expect, the author pens with wit and wisdom a sunny story of family and friendship in which good things come to Good people. (Fiction. 7-11)"
King-Smith (see review, above) leaves behind guinea pigs of all manner, pigs who herd sheep, and cats with pets to tell the story of a stray—not a mongrel, but a kindly, 75-year-old woman named Henrietta Hickathrift. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC A TO Z by Wayne Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

This entry in a limited series that offers surveys of various topics in abecedarian form focuses on the adaptations that allow the people, animals and plants that make their home in the Arctic to survive, as well as on the natural phenomena that make this such a special place, from the Aurora Borealis to zooplankton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLIMBING LIFE’S ETERNAL LADDER by Wayne MacPherson
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"An inspiring and refreshingly open-minded treatise."
This debut inspirational self-help work draws on philosophy, psychology, poetry, and religion to guide readers searching for everyday spiritual fulfillment. Read full book review >

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RUMORS AND STONES by Wayne Karlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A deft melding of disparate narratives, forming a unique and valuable addition to the literature of the Holocaust."
A deeply emotional, intellectual, and literary examination of the Holocaust, framed through one man's journey to a small Polish town in which 2,000 Jews were executed by the Germans in 1941. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Pacelle is an activist and an optimist who believes that change will come and that, as with every great cause, 'it begins with each one of us.'"
In this debut memoir, Pacelle describes the activities of the Humane Society of the United States, under his direction, and presents the compelling case that by challenging cruelty to animals we are defending our own humanity. Read full book review >

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NINE LIVES OF A BLACK PANTHER by Wayne Pharr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A life and movement that deserve to be chronicled, but the book would have been improved by more judicious editing."
A story from inside the Black Panther party and its fight for black equality in the civil rights era. Read full book review >

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THE LONE WOLF MURDERS by Wayne Littrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2013

"This thriller's full-throttle pace leaves minor plot points and characters in the dust, but most readers will enjoy the ride nonetheless."
In Littrell's debut thriller, a biker witnesses a murder and flees, but he must contend with two killers who leave more bodies in their wakes as they search for him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Makes pure hockey of a much-manipulated moment. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An exciting replay of the American hockey team's defeat of the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics from Daily News sportswriter Coffey, who provides generous background on both teams. Read full book review >

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THE CUSTODIAN OF PARADISE by Wayne Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Johnston may be the best of all the 21st century's neo-Victorian novelists, and this riveting three-decker is not to be missed."
One of contemporary fiction's most memorable characters dominates this hefty companion volume to the prizewinning Canadian author's 1999 masterpiece The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. Read full book review >