The following books are tentatively scheduled to be reviewed by Janice Harayda during the week of Dec. 10 on One-Minute Book Reviews:
Monday: The Coldest Winter: A Stringer in Liberated Europe. By Paula Fox. [Reviewed below.] (Memoirs, Picador)
Tuesday: Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog: Gift Edition. By John Grogan. (Memoirs, Morrow)
Wednesday: The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness. By Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval. (How to, Doubleday)
Thursday: To Be Announced.
Friday: Hidden Child. By Isaac Millman. (FSG, Children’s, Memoirs)
Saturday Children’s Corner: Children’s Books About Pirates
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One-Minute Book Reviews covers books by all kinds of authors — “from presidents and kings to the scum of the earth,” as Lily Tomlin’s Ernestine might say. It seeks especially to provide parity for several groups often slighted by other media, including women, poets, and authors of books fron small presses or other countries. At least 50 percent of all reviews deal with books by women. Reviews typically alternate on a female author/male author basis.
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