Search Results: "David B. Feldman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2014

"Hope for the endurance of the human spirit in the face of tragedy."
Two psychologists provide a nontechnical exploration of how certain people not only survive trauma, but actually thrive after a traumatic experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 6, 1991

``They sure do, although they are discreetly hidden underneath their feathers,'' answers Feldman in this latest addition to his best-selling ``Imponderables'' series (Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?, etc.). ``What causes the green-tinged potato chips we sometimes find?''; ``How do they fork split English muffins''?; ``What happens to your Social Security number when you die?''— these and 141 other brain-itching questions are expertly scratched by the author in lighthearted short-take responses, usually informed by expert advice from a manufacturer, scientist, sociologist, etc. And as in previous volumes, this congenial work, as addictive as a box of bon-bons, ends with a flurry of ``Frustables''—that is, possible unanswerables, e.g., ``Why do you so often see one shoe lying on the side of the road?'' (For those who can't wait until pub date: the green in potato chips is caused by chlorophyll; English muffins are split by being passed through two spinning wheels with Roman spear forks; and when you die, your Social Security number goes with you.) Read full book review >

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BILLY AND MILLY, SHORT AND SILLY by Eve B. Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"A wonderfully playful introduction to language, rhyme and storytelling. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The short-story and picture-book forms are taken to a new level with these 13 very succinct vignettes told in double-page spreads using only three- or four-word rhymes formed with nouns and verbs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A soothing, entrancing lullaby, with some intriguing (if undocumented) animal facts. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-7)"
A gentle, poetic good-night book, with parents and children of various ethnic groups—plus 16 different, slightly anthropomorphic animals—settling down to sleep. ``Tired Chinese golden monkeys huddle and cuddle for comfort. Read full book review >

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DOG CRAZY by Eve B. Feldman
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7+)"
Sara Fine is dog crazy—she dreams about dogs, draws them, talks about them, and tries to ensure that, on her next birthday, she will be given a puppy. Read full book review >

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EPILEPTIC by David B.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"An unromantic, heartrending tale, wrapped in a cloak of nightmares."
Fantastical, gloriously illustrated graphic memoir of the French cartoonist's life, overshadowed by an epileptic brother. Read full book review >

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THE OUTLANDERS by David B. Coe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Typically long-winded but reasonably innovative and engaging."
Second entry in a projected fantasy trilogy (The Children of Amarid, 1997) about the attempted invasion of rural, magic-powered Tobyn-Ser by technology-powered, industrialized Lon-Ser. Read full book review >

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RULES OF ASCENSION by David B. Coe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Coming up: Seeds of Betrayal."
The award-winning author of the LonTobyn Chronicles (Eagle-Sage, 2000, etc.) kicks off a fresh four-part fantasy series. Read full book review >

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Steep Turn by David B. Crawley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A courageous and meticulous doctor follows his dreams, saving a few lives and flying more than a few passengers to their destinations on the way."
A physician slowly departs the breakneck life of a surgeon for the thrills of a career in the air in this memoir. Read full book review >

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THE SHAKARCHI FILE by David B. Welsh
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"Despite a solid premise, this terroristic tale doesn't thrill."
In Welsh's debut thriller, a young Iraqi immigrant struggles to find a way avenge his family's death from an American bomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite this collection's title, Feinberg is no Hunter S. Thompson, but he does have an effective, biting edge."
Feinberg's reflections on AIDS are often annoying and mediocre, frequently witty, and sometimes deeply disturbing. Read full book review >