Search Results: "Ann Rachlin"


BOOK REVIEW

MEET HECKERTY by Jan Ziff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"A good, entry-level app, gratifyingly easy if also easy to move beyond. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
An elemental story of a forgetful witch. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF A DETECTIVE by Harvey Rachlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Superbly reported and competently written, a balanced account of big-city policing from the inside; it's not NYPD Blue, it's better."
Rachlin follows up his 1991 book about New York City's Police Academy, The Making of a Cop, with a look at how one NYPD officer, David Carbone, became a highly regarded homicide detective. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Interesting new ways to present history are in short supply; it's particularly disappointing when one is squandered. (80 b&w photos, not seen)"
Although relics of the ages promise to be a quirkily charming route to historical knowledge, they receive pedestrian treatment here by Rachlin (The Making of a Detective, p. 1170, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2000

"Most of Rachlin's 42 relics are fascinating enough to make his survey the literary equivalent of visits to a Ripley's exhibit and a wax museum. (73 b&w illustrations)"
A bodacious artifactual romp through history. Read full book review >

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THE HEART'S DESIRE by Nahid Rachlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A perceptive account, in polished prose, not only of cultural difference but of conditions in a society still disturbingly alien- -and hostile to our own."
A third novel from the Iranian-born Rachlin (Foreigner, 1978; Married to a Stranger, 1983) offers an unpretentious but affecting portrait of the irreconcilable conflict between the familiar and the foreign. Read full book review >

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GHOST OF THE INNOCENT MAN by Benjamin  Rachlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A sprawling, powerful, unsettling longitudinal account of an overdue legal movement."
A chilling story of wrongful conviction, focused on one man's ordeal, and the growth of the movement to support actual innocence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATCH WILLIAM WALK by Ann Jonas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations are perfectly synchronized. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jonas (The 13th Clue, 1992, etc.) pens an alliterative, winning work about the letter W. The simple story features two children, William and Wilma, a big black dog, Wally, and a white duck, Wanda. Read full book review >

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IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE AN IPHONE by Ann Droyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Mildly amusing, but something of a one-trick pony. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this tech-savvy parody of the contemporary classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, a hyperactive pet mouse named Applesauce goes off the deep end (literally) while mesmerized with his boy's iPhone.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A conventional but informative story accompanied by dreamlike, pastel-colored illustrations. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
On New Year's Day, a little Mayan boy is charged with the duties of playing the flute and carrying a drum on his back while leading the people of his village in a parade into town. Read full book review >

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KINDA BLUE by Ann Grifalconi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An appealing vignette. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Missin' my papa," who died when she was a baby, Sissy's sitting in the yard of her family's Georgia farm, "feeling awful sorry for myself" and "Pokin' holes in the dirt for no good reason." Read full book review >