Search Results: "Courtney E. Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW BETTER OFF by Courtney E. Martin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Martin writes with conviction and enthusiasm; whether social scientists concur with her remains to be seen."
An exploration of how success in the United States is being redefined. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"The authors note that 'the film…will eventually be housed at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum located at Ground Zero.' A fitting complement to and extension of that film, this thoughtful and uplifting collection will also stand on its own."
Eight individuals and how they rebuilt their lives in the aftermath of 9/11. Read full book review >

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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"Too many intricate details of Smith's past relationships and boilerplate clichés (e.g., why she won't date a man who listens too often to The Smiths) make for an uneven collection of essays, ostensibly about music."
Music writer Smith narrates a melodious road map with much autobiographical detail interwoven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN AUTOPSIES OF NORA HANNEMAN by Courtney E. Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Morgan's stories may not be for the squeamish or the easily baffled, but open-minded readers ready for a challenge will delight in discovering the many sides of her mysterious heroine."
Morgan takes a radical approach to the linked-story collection in her first book, shaping a young woman's life in tales that range from naturalistic to wildly speculative fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"A radical proposal, as polemical as it is utopian, but useful in isolating a severe, festering problem in American society, one that will require strong medicine to heal."
In no uncertain terms, social-welfare specialists Specht (UC- Berkeley) and Courtney (Univ. of Wisconsin) decry the trend toward private practice in their field over the last 50 years, demanding instead a return to community-based social programs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Useful but not exciting, which is too bad. (author's note, glossary, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
In 1884 Belva Lockwood ran for president, although as women she and her female running mate could not vote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND THEN YOU DIE by James E. Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 1992

"A so-so effort."
The third outing for Cleveland shamus Gil Disbro finds him flying to Nevada in search of millionaire Boyd Lassiter's estranged wife, Renee, now mysteriously missing from a dude ranch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"His volume will be an important link to retrieving the elusive America of McCarthy, the Cold War, and the Niebuhrs. (illustrations, not seen)"
An excellent history by one of the most distinguished American religious scholars of our time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD FINDS A VOICE by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Children will relate to Harold's struggle of growth and self-acceptance, but as a read-aloud, the sound effects will gleefully trump all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harold, a plucky parrot living in Paris, loves to imitate every sound that he hears—but can he find a voice of his own? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers
Released: June 1, 2012

"Unusual and absorbing. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
A girl wants to commit suicide, but she's caught in the zombie apocalypse with a group that's trying to survive in this intriguing psychological thriller. Read full book review >