Search Results: "Ariel Leve"


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IT COULD BE WORSE, YOU COULD BE ME by Ariel Leve
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"A dour and narcissistic Seinfeldian exercise."
A Debbie Downer pontificates on the minutiae of her daily life. Read full book review >

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AN ABBREVIATED LIFE by Ariel Leve
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"A candid rendering of pain and survival."
A daughter's raw memoir exposes her "spiteful, vindictive, uncontrollable mother." Read full book review >

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ARIEL by Grace Tiffany
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Beautiful written, but in a teapot. (Fiction. YA)"
A Tempest even more fantastic than the Bard's, yet oddly modern at its heart, Tiffany's story both soars and crashes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Whatever the nuggets of interest, this reads like an endless magazine article in need of editorial shaping and some kind of organizing principle."
A hit-and-miss oral history of the "youthquake" year, from a predominantly British perspective. Read full book review >

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ARIEL AND EMILY by Adele Aron Greenspun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This mother-daughter team offers a delightful read-aloud for the very youngest. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With enormous sweetness and not a little artistry, a confection offers a whole afternoon's arc in very few words. Read full book review >

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ARIEL SHARON by Nir Hefez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Peacemakers are rare in the Middle East today, and this well-written biography is thus particularly timely."
An admiring, if critical, life of the Israeli warrior/politician. Read full book review >

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BURYING ARIEL by Gail Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Not the tidiest mystery ever, but Bowen (The Wandering Soul Murders, 1994, etc.) transcends her academic background to provide a rare sort of comfort food: characters whose commitment to tough ideals makes them worth caring about despite the secrets that can drive them to murder—and worse."
Not even the engagement of Rosalie Norman, the administrative assistant at Joanne Kilbourn's political science department in Regina, Saskatchewan, can stem the pitched battles among the staff. Read full book review >

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ALONE IN THE WILD FOREST (AN ARIEL BOOK) by Elizabeth Shub
Released: Sept. 15, 1971

"Vile enchantments and magical transformations make for some diverting episodes, and Margot Zemach's softly sly drawings provide the perfect accompaniment — but neither the good nor the evil have the force so effectively demonstrated in The Fearsome Inn (1967)"
Somewhere between Singer's universally compelling folk tales and his flatly pious fables is this story of a good man who wins the princess and a bad man redeemed after doing penance with a beastly witch in the forest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"A smart, sweet graphic memoir. Schrag's work should resonate with anyone—female or male, gay or straight—who has survived high school."
Schrag (Awkward and Definition, 2008, etc.) explores her junior year of high school, a period of self-discovery amid social minefields, all the more complicated for a gay student. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2010

"Ideal for Eat, Pray, Love fans in search of positive psychological theory."
An amateur scholar's personal exploration of the science of joy, and what her findings mean for American women. Read full book review >