Search Results: "Alan Rosen"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIE WIESEL by Steven T. Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2013

"Criticism that enhances the appreciation of readers well-versed in the author's work."
Close, scholarly readings of a master storyteller's fiction, memoirs and essays suggest his uncommon breadth and depth. Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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LEE ALAN DUGATKIN
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a story as old as humankind: Somewhere, one of our ancestors threw a bone out into the darkness beyond the campfire, a wolf snatched it up, and its grateful descendants transformed themselves into dogs for our companionship. The process, it’s been supposed, took thousands of years, millennia in which those fierce, lethal hunters of the northern forests evolved—or devolved ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEATH AND STRUDEL by Dorothy Rosen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Still, if you liked Death and Blintzes (1985), this will probably also be your cup of Mogen David."
Oy, are there problems at Boston's Charles Street Pharmacy for widowed salesclerk Belle Appleman to solve. Read full book review >

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WOUNDABOUT by Lev Rosen
by Lev Rosen, illustrated by Ellis Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Appealing and pleasingly thoughtful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A cliff-top river town, subterranean tunnels, and gearwork essentials figure in an intriguing steampunk fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"Especially remarkable, perhaps, is the tone of intellectual generosity that infuses Rosen's essays—as much as his Romantic avatars, he has a sure touch in uniting thought and expression to expand the worlds of his audience's experience."
A quarter-century's worth of trenchant thinking on Romantic culture from celebrated pianist/musicologist/critic Rosen (author of The Romantic Generation, 1995, and the National Book Award—winning The Classical Style). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It'd be lovely to read a more fully fleshed-out family reminiscence, but this is a disappointment."
How do we mix ancient wisdom and modern technology? The author of Eve's Apple (1997) and former culture editor of the Forward seeks an answer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"As frothy as a ballpark beer."
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day—a celebration of the many men (and one woman) of Irish descent who have densely populated professional baseball, especially in its earliest decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Not just for the holidays, but for all who treasure American popular music: a perfect gift."
Informative and thoughtful account of a song that became a wartime anthem, pioneered the evolution of holiday music, and "paved the way for the new music" sold on records rather than as sheet music. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"As sympathetic and well-argued a defense as Mitchell could have hoped for."
A Fox News political correspondent examines the life and legal travails of Nixon's attorney general, the highest-ranking cabinet member ever to be convicted of criminal charges and imprisoned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL CRY CHAOS by Leonard Rosen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"First in a proposed series, though it's hard to imagine its sequels topping it for sheer chutzpah."
Calling all fans of fractals, international-criminal conspiracies and the End of Days: Your ship has come in. Read full book review >