Search Results: "Betty Rosenberg Perlov"


BOOK REVIEW

RIFKA TAKES A BOW by Betty Rosenberg Perlov
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Unusual and unabashedly charming. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rifka accidentally finds herself onstage in a Yiddish theater production and speaks her first lines as an actress: "Piff-Paff! Not to worry." Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 1954

"For a girl who forgets her pets at home, there's a good dose of farm animal care- and so on down the line of faults."
The author of The Egg and I comes up with some cleverly done fantasy in which the morals are golden, enticingly packaged and totally unlike sermons. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"His work also captures tender gestures and stirring subtleties such as the vague image of the Statue of Liberty as seen from an airplane window. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Establishing roots in a new country is hard for Iksander and his family, who had to flee their war-torn homeland. Read full book review >

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HEART AND SOUL by Liz Rosenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

"As a study in depression, the book is sensitive and incisive, enhanced by a poetic writing style and skill in characterizing two teenagers at the very precipice of madness. (Fiction. 12+)"
The world of Willie Steinberg, 17, is colorless, peopled with wraiths like her mother, who spends her days in a vodka-and-tonic haze while waiting for Willie's father to return from the business trip that has so far lasted two years. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE DUKE by Joel Rosenberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1995

"95), combining a firm, practical grip on reality with an effective blend of Irish and Norse mythologies in a taut, gripping narrative."
In this first of a new fantasy series, three fencing-team college friends—Torrie Thorsen, his girlfriend Maggie Christensen, and Ian Silverstein—will spend spring break at Torrie's home in Hardwood, North Dakota. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"A sturdy jumping-off point that should leave interested readers poised to plunge into deeper, more challenging works."
A solid and well-written, if analytically unexceptional, overview of the complex experience of modern American women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An evenhanded introduction to as unlovable and consequential a crew as ever pounded a boardroom's conference table."
A blue-chip rundown on the predatory Wall Streeters who incur sizable risks in hope of realizing handsome rewards—by taking big positions at a discount in the distressed debt securities of Chapter 11 casualties. Read full book review >

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THE MOVIE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE by David Rosenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Too heavy-handed, too archetypal by half."
A brilliant idea dullishly done, as Rosenberg (ed., Testimony, 1989; trans., The Book of J, 1990) asks 23 well-known novelists, poets, and literary critics to name their earliest life-changing movie—and then to sit through it again today via videocassette. Read full book review >

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ROOTS & FLOWERS by Liz Rosenberg
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2001

Rosenberg again brings contemporary "adult" poems to a younger audience, in an appealing and intriguing format. Read full book review >

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NOT QUITE SCARAMOUCHE by Joel Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Your move."
Addition to Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame fantasy series (Not Exactly the Three Musketeers, 1999, etc.), wherein a bunch of expatriate Earthlings struggle to bring modern sensibilities to a 16th/17th-century sort of world where magic works. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT CIVILIZATION by Robert Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2004

"Nevertheless, an intelligent, earnest, and highly readable first novel."
An ambitious, bighearted debut transforms Rosenberg's own experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Asia Minor and the American Southwest into an absorbing, if top-heavy, tale of economic crisis and cultural incompatibility. Read full book review >