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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THE SILVER SWAN by Benjamin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"And that death is either a period or a question mark."
Graham Greene made a distinction between his literary endeavors and the trifles he called "entertainments." 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 13, 2008

"Rote journalism injected with considerable padding, but there's no denying the appeal of this enthrallingly mad and recondite subject."
Elaborate account of a delicious hoax played on the world's wine experts and fabulously wealthy. 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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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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ALICE I HAVE BEEN by Melanie Benjamin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Historical fiction hampered by a 21st-century perspective on Victorian values."
Benjamin's debut imagines Alice Liddell's experiences before and particularly after Lewis Carroll immortalized her. Read full book review >

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THE TE OF PIGLET by Benjamin Hoff
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Piglet bring home the bacon. (Illustrated with 51 line drawings from the original Pooh books. However did they dare?)"
Ten years later, a sequel to the runaway bestseller The Tao of Pooh. Read full book review >