Search Results: "David S. Wyman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"Nonetheless, a useful addition to the literature of the Holocaust."
Throughout WWII, it seems, the last thing the US government wanted to hear about was the plight of Europe's Jews. That we were made to listen, this study suggests, owes much to the tireless efforts of one man who is little remembered today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG MAN WITH CAMERA by Emil Sher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Like the work of Diane Arbus, whose photographs play a central role here: bleak yet life-affirming. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A young street photographer with burn scars on his face is terrorized by brutal, manipulative bullies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"A vigorous, well-written multicultural history of the West as it really was."
History in the Howard Zinn school, with working people taking the fore, finally acknowledged for their contributions in settling the frontier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED SKY AT MORNING by Andrea Wyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"A glossary of German words and phrases used by the family is included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Callie's grandfather (``Opa'') settled his Indiana farm 40 years ago, but for Callie, her older sister Katherine, and their mother, the future lies in Oregon, where their father is already searching for the right farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAITH, HOPE, AND CHICKEN FEATHERS by Andrea Wyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1994

"Though it's sometimes too complicated, readers are sure to relate to the predicaments of the well-developed main characters. (Fiction 9-12)"
Wyman's second is about survival, and about the trade-offs when some things are lost while others are found. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Source notes; discography; bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
From her amateur debut at 16 (or possibly 14), Ella Fitzgerald has shown an ability to adapt to changes in fortune and musical taste, keeping her at or near the top of her profession for more than half a century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

23 Skiddoo by Wyman Wicket
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Despite some good characterization choices, readers who aren't 'true believers' will likely find this rambling combination of space opera and conspiracy theory unengaging."
A debut novel from Wicket that combines sci-fi storytelling with New Age philosophy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET OUT OF MY FACE by David S. Masterton
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Joey has been on Kate's case ever since their parents married, with Linda (Joey's sister) trying to make peace between them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The evenhanded everything-and-everyone approach may alienate readers committed to one Jewish point of view, and the book has several unproven assumptions stated as facts—yet Ariel provides a remarkably rich and useful one-volume introduction to millennia of Jewish beliefs."
An eclectic exploration of the abiding elements of Jewish belief, covering major ethical, ritual, and theological topics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"A sharp work of cross-disciplinary criticism that gives new power to a diminished novel."
A provocative overview of the life and afterlife of one of American literature's most important texts. Read full book review >