Search Results: "David Samuel Levinson"


BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS WELL by David Samuel Levinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Imaginative, intelligent, cluttered, long on black humor, and just long."
In a near future fraught with violent anti-Semitism, a family Passover focuses on patricide. Read full book review >

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ANTONIA LIVELY BREAKS THE SILENCE by David Samuel Levinson
Released: June 4, 2013

"The foibles of novelists, critics and the people who love them are rich fodder for fiction, but weakly addressed here."
Literary success inspires only bad blood, jealousy and contrived plot twists in this debut novel by Levinson (Most of Us Are Here Against Our Will, 2004). Read full book review >

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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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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"The chronology is often difficult to follow, but the author spins a dizzying, exhilarating tale of deception, duplicity and the search for personal identity."
The absorbing and often bewildering story of an imposter and thief, "a convicted fabulist who attempted again and again to impose the freaks of his imagination on the world around him." Read full book review >

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ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART by David Samuel
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"So-so and without much oomph."
A mixed bag of magazine pieces by a seemingly reluctant pop-culture scribe. Read full book review >

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BACKYARD DRAGON by Betsy Sterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Imaginative, lonely fifth-grader Owen isn't unlike the boy who cried wolf: when he reports a dragon in his backyard, the police are skeptical. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A fascinating, thoughtful, and provocative look at what in the Constitution keeps the United States from being 'a more perfect union.' (timeline, bibliography, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
The United States Constitution has been amended 27 times since its 1788 ratification, but the Levinsons make the reasonable and compelling case that further revision will make it even more efficient and just. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Enchanting indeed—and inspiring as well. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Welcome to a particular type of circus—where the child performers may just change the world "one acrobat, contortionist, and flyer at a time." Read full book review >

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NO BOYS ALLOWED by Marilyn Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A slick journey through well- traveled, much-abused territory; it's hard to care about Cassie's superficially reported woes. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When, by page 15, Cassie decides to keep her father's stamp collection even though she's angrily throwing out all his other possessions, any suspense as to the outcome of this novel of divorce's aftermath is effectively void. Read full book review >

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RUFUS AND MAGIC RUN AMOK by Marilyn Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Despite the rather stiff writing, this is good fun and there are no scary parts, offering a Harry Potter substitute for the younger set. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Rufus comes from a family of witches, or as they prefer to call themselves, "empowered ones," who have to spend time studying, memorizing, and meditating, none of which Rufus wants to do. Read full book review >

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THE SILK CODE by Paul Levinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Levinson's debut is not an entirely successful graduation from stories to novel, but future appearances will be eagerly anticipated."
Science-fiction mystery incorporating one of Levinson's popular stories (first published in Analog) about Manhattan forensic detective Phil D'Amato. Read full book review >

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SIXTY-SIX by Barry Levinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"The Baltimore that Levinson evoked so warmly on film eludes him on paper."
High-school buddies move into the tough world of the late '60s in a weakly plotted debut. Read full book review >