Search Results: "David Samuel Levinson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A cogently argued account that lays bare the similarities and differences between the world today and earlier theoretical shortcomings."
An economic historian challenges both politicians and economists in this account of why the post-World War II economic boom came to an end and what followed. Read full book review >

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BORROWED TIDES by Paul Levinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"None of this, unfortunately, is compelling or intriguing or even very interesting: a creaky idea given a limply inconclusive, ho-hum workout."
Account of an ill-fated first interstellar voyage, from the author of The Silk Code (1999). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A well-conceived, lively history with obvious contemporary relevance."
An examination of how the A&P food stores dominated American retailing decades before Wal-Mart. Read full book review >

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TOMMY DORSEY by Peter Levinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"An extensive presentation of life on a bandstand and the man who blew his own horn that will be of special interest to jazz buffs and swing groupies."
"The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," the embodiment of a leader of the big-band era, was actually a temperamental martinet of the age, says music biographer Levinson (September in the Rain, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CONSCIOUSNESS PLAGUE by Paul Levinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Some of the angles don't add up, but, still, this is a much-improved outing, with intriguing if far-fetched speculation, solid sleuthing, and agreeably baffling suspects."
More science fiction-ish sleuthing for New York City forensic detective Phil D'Amato (The Silk Code, 1999). Read full book review >