Search Results: "Amir Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

TENDER IS LEVINE by Andrew Bergman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though the biggest surprises come early on, Bergman (Hollywood and LeVine, 1975, etc.) piles on canny 1950 detail and keeps the story moving so smartly from New York to Havana to Las Vegas that you won't have a minute to consider what gossamer nonsense it is."
Like his creator, who's just returning to fiction after a sabbatical writing and directing Hollywood comedies like Striptease, New York shamus Jack LeVine has just come through a trying period, and he's in no mood for trouble. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A practical, enjoyable guide to forming rewarding romantic relationships."
There is a scientific theory behind the ways we approach and develop adult relationships, write neuroscientist Levine and social psychologist Heller, and understanding how it works will help you find the right mate—or improve your existing partnership. Read full book review >

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LOLA LEVINE IS NOT MEAN! by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Celebrate a truly accepting multicultural character. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Brown introduces a smart, young protagonist with a multicultural background in this series opener for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST LEVINE by Sandy Lanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"This should be inspirational to little tykes who are expected to carry on with the tradition and need to understand their larger role in the Seder ceremony. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
For little Hannah, being the youngest in the family is a vexing issue—until it is time for the Passover Seder, and one special honor is given only to her. Read full book review >

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PENINA LEVINE IS A POTATO PANCAKE by Rebecca O’Connell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"In this prequel to 2007's Penina Levine Is a Hard-Boiled Egg, O'Connell's feisty, endearing tween character allows readers a glimpse into a typical Jewish-American modern household. (Fiction. 8-10)"
As the fall semester of her sixth grade year winds down, Penina's woes overshadow any Hanukkah celebration. Read full book review >

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PENINA LEVINE IS A HARD-BOILED EGG by Rebecca O’Connell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Well-crafted multiple themes are integrated into a captivating, realistic middle-grade novel where conflicts are addressed, if not resolved, in pragmatic and convincing scenarios. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Life for Penina is becoming more combative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 31, 1989

Tahari (The Spirit of Allah: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution and Holy Terror: The Inside Story of Islamic Terrorism) documents the history of America's relations with Iran from FDR through Irangate. Read full book review >

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The Battle of Prophets and Wizards by Amir Moazenzadeh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2014

"Occasionally flat but often exciting."
This thriller, the first in a planned series, involves fantastical elements and two intrepid adventurers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INFINITESIMAL by Amir Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fast-paced history of the singular idea that shaped a multitude of modern achievements."
In the mid-17th century, debate raged over a mathematical concept of the infinitely small—and nothing less than modernity as we know it was at stake. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A fascinating topic, despite the author's sometimes plodding approach."
The greatest mathematician of the 20th century was actually a committee. Read full book review >