“Enough plot for two novels, so this single entry is crammed full of danger and hairbreadth escapes, to say nothing of the emotional tension still existing between the two amateur sleuths.”
“There’s a rawness to [the story], and a realness to the writing, that makes Miriam Toews a master of the novel. Every book of hers is magic.
“Moving from staccato reportage to evocative scenes, the book works as a sort of collage of information, replicating in its stylistic choices the different lenses used to understand history
“Together the author and illustrator have woven a powerful message, truly an anthem that children—and their parents—will want to sing loudly.”
Naval aviators fought a long and costly campaign against North Vietnam from 1964–1973, flying missions against what became one of the most sophisticated air defense systems of the Cold War.
“Perhaps the most important story is Webb’s own, as she shows that we are all imperfect people capable of creating a more perfect world.”
“‘I grew up in an Italian family that, not unusually, put great import on food.’”
"‘I think they're collecting information about us. Companies do that sort of thing. You should see the data my brother has about visitors to his website.’"
This book is all about high heels, as is evidenced by the title, told by Frank Rispoli via approximately 110 photographs.
“In Annals, Diane di Prima’s imagination is on fire and her memory is as precise as ice.
“Nathaniel Philbrick has a genius for writing about pieces of history and intuiting broad themes and lessons therefrom.”
“It is in death that we become meaningless . . . but the living will continue to seek their destinies.”