Search Results: "Ann Blumenthal Jacobs"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"The authors ably demonstrate that it's never too late for love."
The three women who collaborated on this book celebrate how "grown-up dating is different from dating in your twenties—in a good way!" Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: May 24, 2011

"An informative, insightful account of a fascinating period of American history. (glossary, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
When Congress passed the 18th Amendment, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcohol, supporters were convinced it would create a stronger, more moral nation. Instead, it ushered in an era of corruption and lawlessness, here brought to life with a fast-paced, gripping narrative and period photographs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 7, 2011

"Young people with entrepreneurial ambitions will find Walton's life inspiring, instructive and, perhaps, cautionary. (notes, bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
When he died in 1992, Sam Walton left behind a multibillion-dollar retail empire that today comprises over 9,000 stores in 15 countries; Blumenthal chronicles Walton's remarkable rise from humble beginnings to becoming the founder of Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE KISS by Deborah Blumenthal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2016

"A neatly wrought, effective survival tale. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens find themselves alone as a Category 5 hurricane threatens Houston. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2005

"Magnificent backmatter, including a time line, 'then and now' comments from key players, extensive source notes, and suggested resources for further information, complement the narrative in making this a nearly perfect book, were it not for the execrable design. (Nonfiction. 10 )"
The history of the small but wildly influential amendment known as Title IX receives a thoughtful, enlightening and inspiring treatment from the Sibert Honor-winning Blumenthal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2000

"The Stork Club thrived based on the rule of more rather than less, yet the secret of Billingsley's success eludes Blumenthal in the end. (75 b&w photos) (TV/radio satellite tour)"
A comprehensive, anecdote-laden history of the rise and fall of a man and his gin-mill-cum-glamour-machine. Read full book review >

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THE LIFEGUARD by Deborah Blumenthal
Released: March 1, 2012

"Fine for diehard romance fans. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A girl spends the summer at her aunt's beach house and falls for a fascinating, handsome lifeguard with supernatural healing powers. Read full book review >

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ONCE THROUGH THE HEART by Ralph Blumenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Blumenthal wants to have it two ways—a cop story and a family drama—and succeeds admirably. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Simpatico story of a narcotics detective who finds his teenage daughter selling drugs. Read full book review >

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WEINSTOCK AMONG THE DYING by Michael Blumenthal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"With nods to Dante, Philip Roth, and a host of others, this is cultured and pleasantly satirical—but for all its psychological insight, it still lacks consistency, proving an unstable mix of deep family traumas and hip Harvard-bashing."
Poet Blumenthal, former director of Creative Writing at Harvard, lampoons that university's hallowed halls and the oddballs who roam them in his fictional debut—a lascivious and witty but all-too-entre-nous and familiar tale of academic life. Read full book review >

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MAFIA GIRL by Deborah Blumenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"Despite all the wealth, Vogue photo shoots and designer clothing, mostly a down-to-earth slice of life; more Kody Keplinger than Gossip Girl. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Enjoyable, straightforward high school drama despite the Mafia princess framework. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"These quibbles aside, this offering is a solid exploration of an event whose importance is undisputed but which is rarely so lucidly explained for anyone, let alone young readers. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A cogent account of the Stock Market Crash that occurred between October 24 and October 29, 1929, and ushered in the Great Depression. Read full book review >