Search Results: "Bernie S. Siegel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1998

"One of the best ways to change," announces Siegel, "is to act as if you are the person you want to become." Read full book review >

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OUT AT THE OLD BALL GAME by Bernie Bookbinder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"With tongue firmly in cheek, Bookbinder attempts to skewer some of the most sacred cows of sports, with only limited results."
A slight but amusing satire of baseball and homophobia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"A sorrowful education in diving history and technique, in the psychology of the adventurer, and in the dominion of death."
Experienced sport diver and publisher Chowdhury (Immersed magazine) chronicles the accidental deaths of a father-son diving team. Read full book review >

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THE BUTTERFLY CABINET by Bernie McGill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"An emotionally bracing, refreshingly intelligent and ultimately heartbreaking story."
Like an Irish Upstairs Downstairs but much darker, McGill's first novel examines the events surrounding a child's death in 1892 from the point of view of both her aristocratic mother and a young housemaid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 14, 2001

"A terrific introduction to a historical character who was the heroine of her own fabulous tale. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The tiny (less than five feet tall) sharpshooter known as Annie Oakley began life as Phoebe Ann Mozee on an Ohio farm. Read full book review >

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CAROLINA SHOUT! by Alan Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"In his second collaboration with Schroeder (Ragtime Tumpie, 1989) Fuchs creates powerful oil paintings that beautifully celebrate the vitality of Charleston, and masterfully chronicle this vanished piece of African-American life. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An interesting cultural history of African-American street vendors in the preWW II South. Read full book review >

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SONG FOR A SHADOW by Bernie MacKinnon
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"He is, and that sucks cuz she's a cool lady''), this young man's appreciation for the things his new friends and family take for granted is expressed with sympathy and understanding. (Fiction. 14-17)"
With his mother in a psychiatric hospital again and his ever-absent father, rock-star Danny ``Spider'' Webb, out on a hugely successful comeback tour, 18-year-old Aaron makes a break: he pushes his car over a cliff and thumbs his anonymous way toward Canada, ending up in Fox Hill, Maine, working in Jerry Ferguson's grocery. Read full book review >

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MURDER TAKES TWO by Bernie Lee
Released: May 31, 1992

"Underplotted, unmysterious, and—except for Pat and Tony's relentless Oregon cheerleading—utterly unremarkable."
Off to London to direct a series of TV commercials for Thomas Baking Company, would-be adorables Pat and Tony Pratt (Murder at Musket Beach, Murder Without Reservation) watch as the mudslinging among their co-workers gets more and more uninhibited—Thomas marketing director Chet Norris carps endlessly about peerless Paul Taylor's voice-overs; advertising agent Gary Bonham insists that Norris has been threatening to bolt Bonham's agency unless he gets a kickback; Taylor demands that Bonham keep Deborah Thomas, the president's daughter he's just taken to bed, out of the whole mess- -until Pat opens a sound-stage door and Bonham's body tumbles out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1994

"Annotated bibliography; reading list; index. (Nonfiction. 12-17)"
In a well-researched re-creation of the heady days of the Civil Rights movement, the story of one of its white martyrs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Bibliography; index and b&w photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
The title accurately reflects the focus of this volume: the 13 months beginning with Parks's refusal to give up her seat and concluding with the Supreme Court's decision declaring bus segregation unconstitutional. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Siegel's arguments have as many loose ends as urban America has problems, but there is no shortage of ideas to ponder."
A partisan yet sometimes penetrating analysis of urban America's decline. Read full book review >