Search Results: "Debbie Herman"


BOOK REVIEW

HERMAN MELVILLE by Rebecca Stefoff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1994

"Illustrated with period reproductions; bibliography; index. (Biography. YA)"
In a lucid account of Melville's ``sad, although not quite tragic'' life, the author of many fine biographies explores his sources of inspiration and analyzes his major themes, his sophisticated use of symbolism and other literary devices, and why his books eluded wide readership until the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Indispensable for all serious Melvillians, whether professional or amateur, but given its measured approach and its heft, not a likely avenue for the uninitiated."
This leviathan of a biography—the first half of a two-volume set—meticulously charts the early life and career of an erratic literary genius. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE SAVES THE WORLD by Debbie Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Innocuous and utilitarian. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rushing around to get everything on her "Save-the-World spreadsheet" done, Rosie gains a better understanding of the meaning of tikkun olam (repairing the world by doing good deeds, or mitzvot.) Read full book review >

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EMILY & HERMAN by John J. Healey
Released: May 1, 2013

"Despite the fact that Healey tries to deliver an entertaining romance, some readers may feel uncomfortable with the liberties he takes with these literary icons."
Healey takes poetic license in his debut novel about a "forgotten" manuscript—supposedly found among his deceased grandfather's belongings—that tells the story of a romantic relationship between two of American's most well-known early writers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"For die-hard Herman fans only. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A profusion of facts inundates this biography/oral history of one of the most underrated figures in jazz, bandleader/singer/reedman Woody Herman. Read full book review >

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HERMAN AND MARGUERITE by Jay O'Callahan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

Herman and Marguerite ($15.95; April 1996; 36 pp.; 1-56145-103-7): The subtitle of this book is ``An Earth Story,'' but this is really a lowdown tale of friendship between a worm and a caterpillar. Read full book review >

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HERMAN THE LOSER by Russell Hoban
Released: Sept. 13, 1961

"Other little losers will identify with Herman's troubles though they may find their attention wandering on the long hike toward the missing watch."
Herman loses everything, boots, sweaters, mittens, toys, even the watch father gave him. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE HARRY SINGS IN FRENCH by Meagan Brothers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teens probably won't mind, however, and will most likely get sucked right in to Johnny's world of punk, strife, curiosity and confusion. (Fiction. YA)"
After a trip to the emergency room occasioned by an adverse drug-alcohol interaction, troubled, Blondie-obsessed Johnny moves from Tampa to South Carolina to stay with his uncle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Still, there is a bedrock of toponymic glory here, certainly enough to make some readers fall in love with geography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
You don't have to be a geographer (or a toponymist, to get really specific) to take pleasure in odd place names, and there are far too few gazetteers out there for a new one to come amiss. Read full book review >

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TOM, DICK AND DEBBIE HARRY by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Tasmanian-born author's US debut may not quite know what it wants, but it makes a valiant effort of getting there: Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry should find a respectable following by virtue almost of its name alone."
Goofy goings-on in Tasmania as the aftershocks of a guy's second marriage send tremors through the surrounding characters' lives. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE DOESN'T DO IT ANYMORE by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"A well-told redemption song about the most unlikely of heroines."
A porn star experiences an epiphany of sorts in the wake of her husband's death. Read full book review >