Search Results: "Chris Edelson"


BOOK REVIEW

POWER WITHOUT CONSTRAINT by Chris Edelson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2016

"A powerful warning about the future of constitutional government and an indictment of the ways it has been undermined in the recent past."
Edelson (Government/American Univ.; Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror, 2013) raises troubling questions about the Barack Obama administration.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"This collection of documents and arguments makes a timely companion to current, ongoing political discussions."
Unable to "find a suitable book to use for a new class on emergency presidential power and the war on terror," Edelson (Government/American Univ.) wrote this one as a primer. Read full book review >

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COURTING DISASTER by Julie Edelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"The finale, though, steps too far over the credibility line, ringing a sour note in what is otherwise a wonderful chorus of wacky southern voices."
Love and life, death and the law—all mix and match in this freewheeling southern comedy from Edelson (Bad Housekeeping, 1995, etc.), as a family warped by tragedy careens toward a catastrophe in the unlikely form of a Thanksgiving dinner. Read full book review >

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BAD HOUSEKEEPING by Julie Edelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1995

"Aptly titled, then: an ambitious, but stylistically cluttered, debut."
A thickly wrought second novel (No News Is Good, 1986) exploring a divorced, tragically hip, '60s-bred mother's attempts to cope with the challenges of raising '90s kids. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

An earnest addition to the Straight Talk series tackles the explosive issue of teen pregnancy. Read full book review >

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MALKEH AND HER CHILDREN by Marjorie Edelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Life-affirming fiction—sentimental, perhaps, but enjoyably so."
Inspired by family legends of life in pre-Revolutionary Russia, Edelson creates a refreshingly earthy first novel featuring an obstinate provincial Jewish woman whose children are destined to emigrate to America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1998

"Well-versed scientists may find this volume interesting; however, others will find it just too difficult. (b&w photos and drawings, chronology, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This latest addition to the Portraits in Science series is somewhat disjointed and unfocused. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS TRUCE by Aaron Shepard
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Among the many entries celebrating this event's centennial, librarians and teachers should welcome this historically accurate telling for ages 9 and up."
Veteran children's author Aaron Shepard (The Baker's Dozen, 2010, etc.) tells the true story of how World War I troops on both sides of the trenches spontaneously observed Christmas 1914 together. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN GENEVIEVE by Jenny Craig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Grandmas who believe in the Jenny Craig weight-loss program are the only possible market for this book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Weight-loss guru Craig offers lifestyle advice for children wrapped up in a sugary junk-food version of a pony story. Read full book review >

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AWESOME ORIGINS by Chris Giarrusso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Formulaic, built on well-worn tropes and replete with cheap jabs at grown-ups—destined, in other words, to be an easy sell. (afterword) (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
Spun off from Giarrusso's G-Man comics series, a wannabe superhero's journal assignment records epic triumphs along with a catalog of middle-grade woes. Read full book review >

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DINOTRUX DIG THE BEACH by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers won't want to wait to find out where the Dinotrux will go next. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The third in Gall's crashing, smashing series takes the hot and grumpy Dinotrux on a vacation to the beach. What mayhem will ensue? Read full book review >

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PIP AND THE TWILIGHT SEEKERS by Chris Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Children who read this wretched stuff may grow up to write like this—don't let it happen. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
There are murky goings-on in Hangman's Hollow and Spindlewood Forest as Pip, Frankie and Toad continue the tale begun in Pip and the Wood Witch Curse (2012). Read full book review >