Search Results: "Winslow Pels"


BOOK REVIEW

TURANDOT by Marianna Mayer
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Compellingly told, gorgeously illustrated, and likely to inspire interest in Puccini's opera. (Picture book. 8+)"
The mood of combined allure and menace permeating this exotic tale is established at once by the jacket: The alabaster-skinned Turandot, draped in white gauze and pink pearls, leans languorously on a tiger holding a chrysanthemum in its jaws. Read full book review >

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ALI AND THE MAGIC STEW by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"And the references to Allah may stimulate conversation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Oppenheim (Yanni Rubbish, 1999, etc.) employs familiar motifs to craft a story with the feel of a folktale. Read full book review >

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CRICKET AT THE MANGER by Edith Hope Fine
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Large, decorative capital letters in brown and black set off each section of the text, further enhancing the volume's sophisticated design. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A large, silver-gray cricket with human eyes is the first-person narrator of this unusual Nativity story told all in short sentences and phrases with lots of animal sound effects. Read full book review >

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SAVAGES by Don Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Graphic proof, if you needed it, that 'you can't make peace with savages.'"
Winslow (The Dawn Patrol, 2008, etc.) turns a drug war into staccato serio-comedy that restricts the police to supporting roles. Read full book review >

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THE FORCE by Don Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"By turns grim and giddy, this is a good read in the service of dark cops."
Savage dope dealers, dirty cops, corrupt officials, and a few hapless civilians mix it up in New York City. Read full book review >

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A LONG WALK UP THE WATER SLIDE by Don Winslow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1994

"It's great to see Neal taking a break from his M.A. thesis on that stinker Smollett without getting all hung up for a change."
A change of pace for Neal Carey, who's been petulantly hunting down people for the Friends of the Family (Way Down on the High Lonely, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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WAY DOWN ON THE HIGH LONELY by Don Winslow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"1102 ), but Neal's latest adventure is full of entertaining derring-do."
Looks like Neal Carey, the peripatetic agent of that free- lance justice troop Friends of the Family, will never get back to New York to write his dissertation on Tobias Smollett. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE LEADER by Vicki Winslow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"They are basically good people, aware of their flaws and attempting to change: There may be no more touching story than that. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A rare look at the daily nuts and bolts of integration in 1971, from a newcomer who gets all the grace notes—and the fashions of the times—just right. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A satisfying journey through 1970s sexual politics and the lands of the southernmost part of the Earth."
In this debut travel memoir, a pioneering female geologist explores the topography of South America and the shifting landscape of women in the sciences. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z by Don Winslow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 1997

"Fast and funny—natural fodder for a summer movie—even if Tim's beautifully choreographed escapes involve miracles of good luck and repetition. (First printing of 100,000; film rights to Warner Brothers; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A deal that a lifer cuts to impersonate a legendary drug dealer as his ticket out of prison turns him into a clay pigeon for the dealer's connections, the DEA, the Hell's Angels, and assorted freelancers. Read full book review >

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THE CARTEL by Don Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"Like its hero, this novel hovers between two styles—pulp fiction and literary seriousness—which, taken together, render the genre formulas leaden."
A Mexican drug lord heads into a final showdown with the obsessed American Drug Enforcement Administration agent who has been dogging him for years in this vast and ambitious thriller from Winslow (The Kings of Cool, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA FIRE AND LIFE by Don Winslow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1999

"The whole story reads like a house afire—a real barn-burner. (First printing of 60,000)"
Whether you're new to arson-fraud fiction or an old fan, this burn-by-burn account—think Double Indemnity in flames—could be the only novel on the subject you'll ever need. Read full book review >