Search Results: "Arnie Bernstein"


BOOK REVIEW

SWASTIKA NATION by Arnie Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A story of disgusting people doing disgusting things, told with relish and undisguised disdain."
The author of Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing (2009) returns with the disturbing story of the pro-Nazi movement that grew in 1930s America—until legal troubles and Pearl Harbor destroyed both the mad dreams and the dreamers. Read full book review >

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HOMER AND THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A funny story about the anxieties of moving from the author of the Mrs. Toggle books. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-7)"
Homer the dog feels ``disgusted'' when he hears that his friend Mrs. Gallivant is moving from the house next door—he'll miss her biscuits, the tennis balls she threw for him, the shade tree in her yard. Read full book review >

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DINOBOY by Alex Thomas
by Alex Thomas, illustrated by Arnie Jorgensen, developed by 3037
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"It's hard to quibble with Dino Boy's appeal, his cheerful sense of adventure and the app's beautiful design. The punctuation problems don't ruin an otherwise lovely app experience. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
An artful bundle of cuteness, marred only by some careless errors in the accompanying text. Read full book review >

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HOTTIE by Jonathan Bernstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Though this one-joke paperback original goes on a little too long, seasoned chick-lit readers are bound to enjoy this Malibu-Barbie-makeover of a traditionally men-in-tights trope. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Firestarter meets The O.C. in this mindlessly fun superhero send-up. Read full book review >

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MY WAY by Charles Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"For, as Bernstein so eloquently shows and tells us, 'Language, along with outer space, is the last wilderness.'"
paper 0-226-04410-6 An imaginative mensch fruitfully complicates poetry. Read full book review >

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BODY AND SOUL by Marcelle Bernstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

A contemporary nun from a strict contemplative order in Wales ventures out into the world and within a few months finds earthly love, life's small material pleasures, a career (she saves and runs the family woolen mill), swell clothes, and a decent haircut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Bernstein's prose is sharp and his profiles are sensitive, but we are left wanting to know more about his own family's struggles with homophobia."
A compelling portrait of straight parents involved in the gay rights movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 15, 1989

"While self-indulgent and disjointed in certain respects, the result of his devotion presents a moving and human record of activists who (though casualties of an American Inquisition) showed considerable grace under intolerable pressure."
An effective and affecting evocation of a Kafkaesque period in US history, which caused more lasting harm than the better-remembered but shorter-lived McCarthy era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"So readers will be rewarded to learn what happened to Tom Lehrer as well as to hear about the great and the tragic."
For a change, not just a miscellany of previously published pieces but essays—including two originals—with a couple of underlying themes. Read full book review >

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SPY-IN-TRAINING by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An action-packed series opener with plenty of room for improvement. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Accustomed to being ignored, a middle child finds herself in the center of an espionage operation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fascinating and memorable account of a life and times difficult to imagine today. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1978, an 11-year-old girl fights poverty and prejudice with gutsy perseverance and talent to fulfill her dream of studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2000

An odd mix of conversational commentary and detailed historical documentation that presents an account of burgeoning British imperialism in India. Read full book review >