Search Results: "Adam Kirsch"


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THE PEOPLE AND THE BOOKS by Adam Kirsch
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A fascinating, impeccably written, personal tour of the great books of Judaism."
How to read the Jewish past. Read full book review >

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ROCKET AND LIGHTSHIP by Adam Kirsch
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 17, 2014

"These incisive, deeply informed essays speak to the power of literature to illuminate, and transform, the world."
A critic asks why literature matters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Thoughtful studies by an evenhanded critic that will no doubt urge readers back to the original texts."
An examination of the work of six so-called "confessional" poets—Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, Delmore Schwartz, and Sylvia Plath—all schooled in modernism and poised to break the rules. Read full book review >

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THE GLOBAL NOVEL by Adam Kirsch
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 25, 2017

"An insightful addition to the Columbia Global Reports roster."
A critical appreciation of "world literature," highlighting works that combine specifics of locality with global reach. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2004

"Old stories ineffectively told. Now, monotheism vs. monotheism: therein hangs a tale. . . ."
An unsatisfying survey of dogmatic doings in the ancient world by a popularizer of matters biblical. Read full book review >

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The Big Lead by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A light, enjoyable murder mystery that marks the beginning of a promising new series."
A rookie reporter delves into a small town's big secrets in Kirsch's debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

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FREDDIE & GINGERSNAP FIND A CLOUD TO KEEP by Vincent X. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Though the story is simply told, the overall effect is somewhat cryptic, making it a challenge to connect with these characters and their quest. (song lyrics, score [not seen]) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Two friends off on an adventure have an unexpected encounter that leads to new discoveries and a sense of satisfaction. Read full book review >

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IF YOU LOVE SOMETHING, LET IT GO
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Cover Story: Night and Day
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Past and Present
Anti-Bonus Factor: Mental Illness
Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

Cover Story: Night and Day

One boy walks in the night. The other, in the day. Never the twain shall meet.

The ...


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FROZEN SMILES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Cover Story: Smiley Big Face

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: He Said

Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Self-Harm, Sexual Identity Issues

Bonus Factor: Near-Future Technology

Relationship Status: Tearing Up

 

Cover Story: Smiley Big Face

We rag on Big Face a lot around here—for good reason—but this is ...


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TAKING THINGS SLOW WITH ADAM RAPP
by Julie Danielson

Adam Rapp is no stranger to the arts. He is a novelist, playwright, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist (2005’s play, Red Light Winter), and his young adult novel Punkzilla was awarded a 2010 Printz Honor. Kirkus reviewers over the years have noted his talents in “pushing the boundaries of fiction for teens,”as well ...


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THE BIG OVERNIGHT by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"A light and amusing whodunit that proves time spent in the company of the heroine is time well spent indeed."
Stella Reynolds investigates a pair of murders in this latest installment of Kirsch's (The Big Interview, 2016, etc.) chick-lit mystery series. Read full book review >