Search Results: "Ari Kelman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Vividly captures the controversy and pain that accompanied this reopening of a dark chapter in American history."
A historian unravels the tangled story behind the establishment of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Read full book review >

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A HOLIDAY FOR ARI ANT by Sylvia Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2016

"A nice addition to the holiday shelves. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ari Ant lives on the preschool playground and is eager to watch and participate in his own way with the children's activities and celebrations. Read full book review >

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BATTLE LINES by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"In this gripping graphic narrative, the complexities of history achieve clarity, and the depth of the tragedy has a visceral impact."
A graphic rendering of epic destruction and intimate despair, as the authors make Civil War scholarship come alive for readers young and old. Read full book review >

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ENGINEER ARI AND THE SUKKAH EXPRESS by Deborah Bodin Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"An author's note provides background on the original Jerusalem-to-Jaffa line. (glossary) (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
Engineer Ari, the first conductor of the new train from Jaffa to Jerusalem, builds a Sukkah with friends Nathaniel and Jesse using wood left over from laying the new tracks. Read full book review >

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ENGINEER ARI AND THE PASSOVER RUSH by Deborah Bodin Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Children and adults will be charmed by the latest in this amiable series. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
On his last run to Jerusalem before the Passover holiday, Engineer Ari manages to gather all the necessary items for his Seder plate, arriving home exhausted just before the holiday's ceremonial dinner begins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAN ON FIRE by Stephen Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"While the book offers some fine prose and observations of Indian life, it's also marked by clunky stretches and an awkward seriousness that suggests a writer still trying to sort out his thoughts."
Two men pursuing different paths in their searches for redemption come together in Mumbai in a strange East-meets-West collision. Read full book review >

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KIERON SMITH, BOY by James Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Though it's a vivid reminder that childhood is a foreign country, the book is way too long and self-indulgent."
A child's vision of his rough-and-tumble world occupies the latest from Scottish author Kelman (You Have to Be Careful in the Land of the Free, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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BACKWARD IN HIGH HEELS by Judith Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Predictable, but Kelman's work is as tight and smart as ever."
Can a New York wife of 28 years enjoy a new life after her insufferable husband leaves her for a younger woman? Read full book review >

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PIGEON ENGLISH by Stephen Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Even a kid as feisty and ingratiating as Harri can overstay his welcome. A pity, because brief snatches of his embryonic wit, street smarts and survival instincts are about as hutious as it gets."
A charming narrative voice energizes this lively first novel, which has brought enthusiastic reviews, healthy sales and a movie contract to its young British author. Read full book review >