Monthly Archives: July 2014
The Great Glass Sea from Grove Press
From celebrated storyteller Josh Weil comes a sui generis epic swathed in all the magic of Russian folklore and set against the dystopian backdrop of an all too real alternate present. Twins Yarik and Dima have been inseparable since childhood. … Continue reading
The London Jungle Book from Tara Books
This new and fully re-designed edition of the now-classic book marks the tenth anniversary of Bhajju Shyam’s momentous journey to London, U.K. Bhajju Shyam, a celebrated and award-winning artist from the Gond tribe in central India, was commissioned to paint … Continue reading
Is it safer to fly or take the train?
……. How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra link of breakfast sausage going to kill you? We’ve all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do those numbers actually mean in the real world? In The Norm … Continue reading
The Flat Rabbit from Owlkids Books gets a starred review from Kirkus!
At some point every parent is faced with questions from little enquiring minds that are not always easy to answer. We love this honest but gentle story about the cycle of life that every parent, teacher or grandparent should have on hand … Continue reading
In Toss the Gloss, you will learn . . .
Why the right cosmetics, not anti-aging skincare, will help you look your youthful best. How to recognize the seduction of beauty-industry tactics designed to get you to spend more money than you need to. Gimmick-free tips and easy-to-follow shortcuts to … Continue reading
One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream
Weaving history, journalism, and memoir, Eric Liu explores the parallel rise of China and the Chinese American, the means by which Chinese immigrants have excelled despite the constraints of racism and xenophobia, and how they are rewriting the American story. QUOTES AND … Continue reading
Kirkus Reviews Painted Horses from Grove Press
KIRKUS REVIEW A mid-1950s oater that wants to come over all cowboy and sensitive at the same time. Catherine Lemay, the heroine of Brooks’ debut, is a young archaeologist who’s seen the aftermath of war poking around in the rubble … Continue reading
Publishers Weekly reviews TWO from KO Kids Books
Like Otoshi’s Zero and One, this book stars numerals brushed in cheery colors on clean white pages. Two is best friends with One—or was, until Three comes between them. “Come play with me, One,” invites Three. “Odds are better than … Continue reading
Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
By Thomas Maier Paperback Reprint ISBN: 9780465079995 SEASON TWO OF MASTERS OF SEX PREMIERES THIS SUNDAY, JULY 13TH Congrats to Masters of Sex on its 5 emmy nominations Also this week, LIFE.com posted an essay by Tom Maier on Masters … Continue reading
How to Ruin a Queen
In How to Ruin a Queen, award-winning author Jonathan Beckman tells a remarkable tale of political machinations and extravagance on an enormous scale; of kidnappings, prison breaks, and assassination attempts; of hapless French police in disguise, reams of lesbian pornography, … Continue reading