Search Results: "David Laskin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

An anecdotal and enjoyable popularization of the history and science of meteorology and weather forecasting in North America. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD by David Laskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A suspenseful disaster narrative."
Popular historian Laskin (Partisans, 2000, etc.) gives an engrossing if speculative account of a brutal 1888 blizzard that signaled the end of optimism on the Great Plains. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"A pedestrian effort that says little new or enlightening about these literary lives or the nature of friendship."
The author of The Little Girl Book (not reviewed) attempts in his adoring study to view eight American authors' lives and works in the context of their major literary friendships. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An ambitious, experimental look at exodus, acclimatization and culture with a cast as diverse as any family photo album."
A Jewish writer explores his heritage in a speculative family history that mirrors the triumphs and tragedies of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

A largely anecdotal account, covering the late 1930s to the late '60s, of what Alfred Kazin called "a tiny incestuous fiefdom": the intellectual couples around the Partisan Review, perhaps the era's most influential cultural and political journal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

"With its reverence toward leadership, this celebratory book will be useful for seminars and conferences for aspiring leaders. (photos, not seen)"
A leading psychologist deploys his theories of perception and creativity to explain the success of prominent 20th-century leaders. Read full book review >

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RONIT & JAMIL by Pamela L. Laskin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"At once romantic and revealing, an important window into contemporary conditions in the Middle East. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A timeless tale of star-crossed love set amid modern-day conflict. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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