Search Results: "Andrew Hacker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MATH MYTH by Andrew Hacker
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"Hacker's arguments may convince some anxious students and be welcomed by their parents, but the reaction from academics is sure to be mixed."
A lively argument against the assumption that if the United States is to stay competitive in a global economy, our students require advanced training in mathematics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONEY by Andrew Hacker
NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 1997

"An academic's discontinuous and vaguely discontented survey of the way the money goes in latter-day America."
Anecdotal audits of American assets and incomes that (like Wall Street's jest about economists laid end-to-end) never reaches a conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"But his insights into the racial wounds that refuse to close are searing, and urgently need to be addressed."
``Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal,'' concluded the Kerner Commission on civil disorders in 1968. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Plenty to ponder in this forceful, solid report on the shifting climate of American higher education."
New York Review of Books contributor and former university professor Hacker (Mismatch: The Growing Gulf Between Women and Men, 2003, etc.) and New York Times columnist Dreifus (Interview, 2003, etc.) present their combined "vision for higher education." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE AS I KNEW IT by Randi Hacker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Some moments are overdone—Andrea's daughter from an earlier marriage actually says, 'if he hadn't divorced my mother, he might not have had a stroke'—but overall, a poignant, easily digestible piece. (Fiction. YA)"
A clear-voiced portrait of a small-town girl and the aftermath of her father's unexpected stroke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFEGUARD by Katharina Hacker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Solidly written but terribly uninteresting experiment about a lifeguard who can't save himself."
The closing of a German public bath takes on catastrophic importance in the eyes of an aging lifeguard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MORELS by Christopher Hacker
Released: April 30, 2013

"The air of talent lingers on this debut, but it's far more interested in self-reverie than being interesting."
The line between art and sanity blurs to oblivion when a delusional novelist composes what he believes to be his greatest work of art. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 2010

"A comprehensive primer on the business skills essential for physicians."
A doctors' guide to entrepreneurship contains practical advice on everything from hiring and billing to insurance and patents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAVE-NOTS by Katharina Hacker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Deeply depressing fare that leaves a sour aftertaste."
Set primarily in London, this excruciatingly dark novel from Hacker (The Lifeguard, 2002, etc.), which won the 2006 German Book Prize, uses the colliding fates of a vapid middle-class German couple, an abused British child and a vicious petty criminal to reflect the malevolent undercurrents rumbling through post-9/11 Europe. Read full book review >