Search Results: "Benjamin Lorr"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Meticulously researched, suspenseful and engrossing."
A comprehensive examination of hot, competitive yoga, its cultlike following and the author's immersion into the practice. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR'S SEA ESCAPE by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"As charming as two bears can be. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Papa Bear is once again in hot pursuit of Little Bear in this visually delectable, seek-and-find sequel to Chaud's award-winning The Bear's Song (2013). Read full book review >

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SEA OF TEARS by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"An implausible novel not worth the sea salt of the title, despite the Caribbean setting and nod to island life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Can a British teen overcome her bitterness at leaving London when her family moves to Barbados? Read full book review >

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GANGSTA RAP by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"This will still be appreciated for its subject and setting—but there's no music here. (Fiction. YA)"
Ray and his trouble-making East Ender friends produce a hip-hop single in their "alternative" academy, and the "Positive Negatives" hurtle toward stardom. Read full book review >

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REFUGEE BOY by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"Alem is a refugee who transcends his identity as such; he becomes a hero, even a role model and readers will care about him. (Fiction. 10+)"
"Look at me, look at all the things that I am capable of, and think of all the things you could call me—a student, a lover of literature, a budding architect, a friend, a symbol of hope even, but what am I called? A refugee." Read full book review >

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Oranit: Crossed Lines by Michael Benjamin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 2015

"Not a breezy read and often downright challenging, but worth the effort."
Debut author Benjamin weaves a suspenseful mystery set in the Middle East into a deeper meditation on the powerful allure of home or, in this case, a land of one's own. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Great fun, whether you're cool or not."
An amusing and insightful meditation on socially maladroit guys in horn-rimmed glasses. Read full book review >

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THE BELLWETHER REVIVALS by Benjamin Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2012

"Wood moves the reader deftly through pastoral Cambridge, into the British upper crust, and ultimately into the mad mind of Eden himself."
Eden Bellwether, an organ scholar at King's College, Cambridge, has the idea he can heal through the power of music, but Wood raises the possibility that Eden has a Narcissistic Personality Disorder and is thus suffering from delusions about his powers. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1994

Demanding yet eloquent and immensely rewarding personal documents of one of the century's leading literary and aesthetic critics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An intriguing look at the brain mechanisms involved in the complexities of human communication."
How we extract meaning from language. Read full book review >

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IMPOSTURE by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A sophisticated, technically and intellectually accomplished exercise of limited appeal."
A fictional biography presented as pastiche, in which disappointed John Polidori, Lord Byron's doctor and physical double, tries on the notorious poet's identity, with disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

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TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Benjamin Anastas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"The raw yet eloquent presentation of a life in crisis mode."
A miasma of misfortune hobbles a successful author's life and livelihood. Read full book review >