Search Results: "Dara Sanders Dokas"


BOOK REVIEW

MURIEL’S RED SWEATER by Dara Sanders Dokas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A pleasure for honing observation skills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dokas provides a mystery for the youngest set to unravel. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND STELLA AND THE PERFECT GIFT by Dara Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An inclusive, accessible interpretation of O. Henry's beloved story and a 'perfect gift' for families who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of big-city bears celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas Eve in their shared apartment in this sweet, age-appropriate story that borrows the structure of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." Read full book review >

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A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED by Dara Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A work marked by brilliant conceits and clever plotting."
Horn (All Other Nights, 2009, etc.) is nothing if not ambitious in concocting this stew of Middle East politics, computer sci-fi, Jewish philosophy and romantic melodrama about a Jewish techno-entrepreneur taken hostage in post-Mubarak Egypt. Read full book review >

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RITUAL OF PROOF by Dara Joy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2001

"Lots of steamy sex enlivens a plodding storyline."
Joy debuts in hardcover with this semifuturistic fantasy romance set in a society ruled by women. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD TO COME by Dara Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An engrossing adventure, in spite of its flaws. Fans of art and Judaic studies will particularly enjoy this well-researched work."
A heist with a twist, Horn's engaging second novel (after In the Image, 2003) explores the history behind a stolen painting as well as the saga of the family that owned it for nearly a century. Read full book review >

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IN THE IMAGE by Dara Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Earnest but immature: a story that's thoroughly well-intended but that generates too little drive or drama to rise to the next level."
A somewhat slack debut about a young woman who comes to terms with death, love, and history. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SCRAPBOOK by Evan Dara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A fleeting, panoramic view of American life, from the trivial to the heartrending, that offers an unusual approach to storytelling."
Experimental first fiction, winner in the 12th annual FC2/Illinois State University National Fiction Competition, that offers an engaging approach to novel writing, serving up a series of fragments and anonymous testimonials. Read full book review >

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RACHEL'S HOPE by Shelly Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Alas, not tight enough to resonate deeply. (historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Rachel Paskar, now 16 in 1905 San Francisco, begins life anew, a refugee with her older sister, brother-in-law, and Menahem, a young boy with whom they escaped from the 1903 Kishinev, Russia, pogrom (Rachel's Secret, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2011

"An uneven effort that, despite its shortcomings, will motivate some readers."
Business consultant, Today Show regular and former Yahoo! exec Sanders (The Likeability Factor, 2009, etc.) offers advice for building confidence through the prism of his grandmother's teachings. Read full book review >