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

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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Notes on the artists (mostly British); history of Oxfam. (Folklore. 6-12)"
Another anthology in aid of a cause. Read full book review >

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ALPHABETICAL by Michael Rosen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A delightfully informative book about letters, their meanings, and the words and meanings we derive from them."
A poet, writer of children's books and host of BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth tells the history of each letter in our alphabet.Read full book review >

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MRS. FREUD by Nicolle Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"A perceptive look, from a psychoanalyst, at the downside of being Mrs. Sigmund Freud."
Martha Freud—the stalwart footnote to the life of her husband Sigmund—finally takes center stage. Read full book review >

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THE COCKROACH BASKETBALL LEAGUE by Charley Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"An introduction by Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is yet another clue that this one is for hoop-junkies only."
Rare among sports novelists in that he uses basketball rather than the traditional baseball or football as his milieu, Rosen here provides a failed but nonetheless amusing look at life in the Commercial Basketball Association (clearly a pseudonym for the real CBA, or Continental Basketball Association, in which the author has been a coach and trainer). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2007

"Rigorous, highly informative history written with passion, panache and an appealing bit of attitude."
A former editor and publisher debuts with a polymathic account of the rise and reign of the Emperor Justinian (a.d. 527-565), whose greatest nemesis turned out to be a microscopic terror he could neither see nor identify. Read full book review >

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EVE'S APPLE by Jonathan Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"It's the ideas, though, not the characters, that have life here."
An elegantly written debut offers an erudite analysis of eating disorders in a less-than-persuasive fictional structure. Read full book review >