Category : Blog

Book Reviews / Blog - 2018 years ago

US AGAINST YOU

Shockwaves from the incidents in Beartown (2017) shake an economically depressed hockey town in this latest from the author of A Man Called Ove. Swedish novelist Backman loves an aphorism and is very good at them; evident in all his novels is an app...

Book Reviews / Blog - 2018 years ago

THE EMPEROR OF SHOES

Since the day of his birth, Boston-born Alex Cohen has been expected to follow in his father’s footsteps and run the family shoe factory in southern China. Now 26, Alex is caught between his desire to oversee a company where workers are respected an...

Book Reviews / Blog - 2018 years ago

I'M SAD

Bibliotherapy done right. In their latest picture-book collaboration, Black and Ohi (I’m Bored, 2012) serve up some good life lessons with the help of a quirky trio of friends: a child with a dress and pigtails; a talking flamingo, who is the titula...

Book Reviews / Blog - 2018 years ago

HOW TALL WAS A T. REX?

Based on current fossil evidence, as tall as 10 velociraptors—or one giraffe. Limentani doesn’t stop with height, though, and, as in her How Much Does a Ladybug Weigh? (2016) and How Long Is a Whale? (2017), profiles her subject in full using singul...

Book Reviews / Blog - 2018 years ago

THE BIG BOOK OF THE BLUE

Denizens of the deep crowd oversized pages in this populous gallery of ocean life. The finny and tentacled sea creatures drifting or arrowing through Zommer’s teeming watercolor seascapes are generally recognizable, and they are livened rather than...