Search Results: "Carol Rifka Brunt"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2012

"There is much to admire in this novel. The subtle insight on sibling rivalry and the examination of love make for a poignant debut."
Brunt's first novel elegantly pictures the New York art world of the 1980s, suburban Westchester and the isolation of AIDS. Read full book review >

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FACING ALI by Stephen Brunt
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Makes it clear that boxing sure could use an Ali today—or any day. (Photos)"
Canadian sportswriter Brunt fills in the background as boxers tell of their experiences in the ring with Muhammad Ali. Read full book review >

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THE MEANS by Douglas Brunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A Machiavellian political thriller that makes Heilemann and Halperin's nonfiction Game Change look sedate by comparison."
A reluctant politician learns that codes of honor never survive the vicious process of electing an American president. Read full book review >

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TROPHY SON by Douglas Brunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A pro sports bildungsroman with the excitement of a Federer-Nadal match but none of its grace."
A tennis prodigy struggles with his overbearing father and what it truly means to win. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF MANHATTAN by Douglas Brunt
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A smart shot at the absurdity of Wall Street and the long fall that brought us all down."
A bond trader living the high life at Bear Stearns starts to see the writing on the wall over the course of a single tumultuous winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AS SNOW FALLS by Elle Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"Fans of quiet memoir and romance may appreciate this woman's benign, unhurried passage through life."
A view of snow falling across distant mountains and valleys frames this somewhat distant, fictional memoir of an elderly woman's ordinary life. Read full book review >

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TRUE GRIT
by Myra Forsberg

Classic Western figures like John Wayne’s stubborn cattle rancher in Howard Hawks’ Red River, Lorne Greene’s stirring patriarch in Bonanza, and James Arness’ laconic Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke galvanize the big and small screens. But this genre’s books also offer plenty of intense characters to savor. Kirkus Indie recently reviewed two Western novels and a novella filled with bracing ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"However, this work will find a ready audience for science lessons and school reports; recommended for the science shelves of larger school and public libraries as well as home libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The relationship between butterflies and the gardens that provide their food and habitat is the focus for this informative work by Lerner (On the Wing: American Birds in Migration, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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FARMYARD SONG by Carol Morley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

With a repetitive rhyme, Morley introduces the sounds of animals in an imaginative look at a farmyard. Read full book review >

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A DESERT YEAR by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A handsome introduction to desert animals and plants. Read full book review >

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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, THREE... CRAWL! by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple but effective celebration of the thrill that comes with moving under one's own steam. Get ready for repeat readings. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Spare text and dynamic illustrations pair well in this ode to crawling. Read full book review >