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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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CANARY IN THE COAL MINE by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Endearing and original, if a bit long and drawn-out. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The challenges of the coal-mining life from a working canary's point of view. Read full book review >

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17 by Liz Rosenberg
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"As noted, the story itself is not particularly new—but Rosenberg's (We Wanted You, 2002, etc.) of telling it is beautifully, hauntingly effective. (Fiction. YA)"
The story of a teen's sexual coming of age, twinned with her struggles with anorexia and depression, is distinguished from so many of its ilk by an exceptionally fine and precise prose style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"Newton Minow may have been the first to call TV a 'vast wasteland,' but no one has mapped its terrain more thoroughly and starkly than Rosenberg."
A significant collection of previously published pieces of boob-tube analysis, by the retired Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the Los Angeles Times. Read full book review >