Search Results: "Alexander Abrams"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Abrams and Lipsky assume that everyone in their generation wants the same things; given that they're writing about 46 million people, they can't possibly be right. (First serial to Harper's; author tour)"
Two members of the much-maligned Generation X answer four years of media condescension with a cogent, though flawed, economic analysis. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR DONKEYS by Lloyd Alexander
Released: Aug. 17, 1972

"Alexander spins the tale with his usual felicity, but it is Abrams' exquisitely accomplished pictures that make the outing memorable."
Although this is Lester Abrams' first picture book, his assimilation of the genre's 19th century masterworks is beautifully evident here, as much in the muted peculiarity of his vision as in his intricate borders, his Subtle, smoothly graded watercolors, and the fine outlandishness of his three contentious craftsmen (a lanky, leather-clad country shoemaker; a tiny, hatted tailor who seems to have strayed from a quietly mad teaparty; and a spherical baker in shirred finery who is at once a resonating echo and a substantial presence). Read full book review >

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CRAZY LOVE by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A thought-provoking and timely tale, told in an up-to-date, believable voice. (Fiction. 12-16)"
"[W]hen I was your age," Kamiyah's older sister Erika explains in this engaging, well-paced cautionary tale, "…we used to call that kind of love 'crazy love'—becoming obsessed with a relationship." Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH DIMENSION OF A POEM by M.H. Abrams
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A pleasant whiff of nostalgia for old libraries and older books, gently held and translated for us by a man who loves them."
A former professor and distinguished literary critic who will reach his 100th birthday this year offers a collection of essays and speeches dealing with the art of poetry and the nature of criticism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2005

"Complex yet lucidly conveyed points of constitutional interpretation, never bogged in jargon."
An up-close-and-personal account of the last 50 years in First Amendment law. Read full book review >

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PLAYING by Melanie Abrams
Released: April 1, 2008

"The detail devoted to the erotic role-playing of Devesh and Josie make it difficult to view them as fully rounded characters or to much care whether they can reform their love along less deviant lines."
A woman's sadomasochistic tendencies are traceable to childhood trauma in Abrams's titillating debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 1992

"An articulate and insightful examination of a problem with unlimited downside potential. (Photographs, drawings—not seen.)"
From a radiologist attached to both the Stanford Univ. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT UP by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"Sometimes rough around the edges but an engaging cautionary tale nevertheless. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kennedy, an African-American teen girl from a suburban gated community, lets her fascination with all things 'hood drive her into dangerous territory. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL OF HIS DREAMS by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Good, dirty fun. (Romance. 15 & up)"
Drama reigns supreme in suburban New Jersey. Read full book review >

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THE LOST DIARY OF DON JUAN by Douglas Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Perhaps not a novel to be loved, but a dependably entertaining one."
The life and times of the legendary seducer, here imagined as a historical character whose diary has come into the possession of "editor" Abrams. Read full book review >

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FOBBIT by David Abrams
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Sardonic and poignant. Funny and bitter. Ribald and profane. Confirmation for the anti-war crowd and bile for Bush supporters."
IEDs, VBIEDs, EODs, G-3 and even CNN contrive a constant Catch-22 as Fobbit Chance Gooding Jr. fights the acronym war in Abrams' debut novel. Read full book review >

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BRAVE DEEDS by David Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A powerful story on its surface, a soldier's story laced with vulgarities and gallows humor, but also a story holding deeper interpretations of our troubled Middle Eastern misadventures."
Abrams (Fobbit, 2012) follows his award-winning debut with a more empathetic but no less bitter take on the Iraq War. Read full book review >