| Jan 11, 2009
of Kate Hope
Houghton Mifflin: 336 pp., $16
What Nancy Drew was for aspiring girl detectives, Kate Hope may become for middle-school attorneys at law. The title character of Wick Downing's middle reader novel "The...
| Mar 15, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up. || 7 ||
|| 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer...
| Apr 5, 2009
If "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History" (thank you, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, for the title that made your scholarly book famous), well-behaved girls seldom make literature, either. The drama in female characters usually comes from their rebelliousness,...
| Mar 8, 2009
Army Spec. Armando A. De La Paz Jr. and Wally Longshore, a retired campaign publicist, never knew each other.
It's likely that Longshore, 81, never would have known De La Paz's name if the young man had not lost his life to injuries suffered in a vehicle...
| May 9, 2009
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Prolific screen and television writer John Furia Jr., who penned popular series including "Bonanza," "The Waltons," and " Hawaii Five-O" among many others, has died, according to a statement from the Writers Guild of America West released Friday. He was...
| May 27, 2008
Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73.
Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
| Jan 28, 2007
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia — THE suitor was determined, impassioned, even obsessed. But however fervently he pressed his case, he couldn't win over the object of his desire. Time and again he was told: I will not yield to you, not now, not ever....
| Aug 2, 2009
"For Sherrell, Who's helped show me the way from my earliest recollections, and whose love and spirit -- abundant in every way -- are a large part of the life behind this book and the life in this book. My Love Always, Roy. Old Chatham, NY, 12/25/82."
| Oct 11, 2009
Arguably, watercolor was the most important medium sustained by American painters struggling with the new demands and untried possibilities of Modernism in the first half of the 20th century.
Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, Charles Sheeler, Marsden...
| Dec 13, 2009
My pick as best picture book of the year, "All the World" (Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster: $17.99, ages 3-7), could easily replace the traditional holiday greeting card as a perfect expression of peace and goodwill. Liz Garton Scanlon's lilting rhymes...
| Jun 6, 2010
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad."
The Clock Without a...