Search Results: "Deborah Blum"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2010

"Caviar for true-crime fans and science buffs alike."
The rollicking story of the creation of modern forensic science by New York researchers during the Prohibition era. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE HITS IT BIG by Deborah Blumenthal
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Even for ambitious guinea pigs, there really is no place like home. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What's a guinea pig with dreams of movie stardom to do? Read full book review >

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THE BLUE HOUSE DOG by Deborah Blumenthal
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Though it doesn't break any new ground, dog lovers will enjoy the story of this helpful boy and his newfound canine companion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An unnamed boy of about ten describes a shy, homeless dog from his neighborhood that eventually becomes the boy's new pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A sympathetic and evenhanded treatment of Harlow's life and work—and an absorbing look at 19th- and 20th-century notions of child psychology."
Pulitzer-winning science journalist Blum (Journalism/Univ. of Wisconsin; Sex on the Brain, 1997, etc.) offers a biography of an innovative, controversial psychologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"A useful but oddly uncritical summary."
An account of fin-de-siècle investigations into the murky worlds and weird works of mediums, mesmerists, rhabdomancers and spiritualists. Read full book review >

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THE MONKEY WARS by Deborah Blum
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But she brings the issues into sharp, disturbing focus."
A penetrating look at the bitter controversy between animal rights activists and research scientists over the use of monkeys and chimpanzees in medical research. Read full book review >

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MAFIA GIRL by Deborah Blumenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"Despite all the wealth, Vogue photo shoots and designer clothing, mostly a down-to-earth slice of life; more Kody Keplinger than Gossip Girl. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Enjoyable, straightforward high school drama despite the Mafia princess framework. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"So the mix of sex and politics is ever-present, and Blum's book is a fine reminder of how inevitable—for better or worse— that mix seems to be. (Author tour)"
To the growing genre of gender-behavior books, add Pulitzer Prize winner Blum's (The Monkey Wars, 1994) take on sex differences. Read full book review >

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THE LIFEGUARD by Deborah Blumenthal
Released: March 1, 2012

"Fine for diehard romance fans. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A girl spends the summer at her aunt's beach house and falls for a fascinating, handsome lifeguard with supernatural healing powers. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE KISS by Deborah Blumenthal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2016

"A neatly wrought, effective survival tale. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens find themselves alone as a Category 5 hurricane threatens Houston. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICE PALACE by Deborah Blumenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"Like prison sentences, by golly—and us, too. (Picture book. 5-8)"
For so wondrous a spectacle, even upon the book's bedrock of hope, trust, and community, Blumenthal has concocted a deeply quieting and reflective story of the Lake Saranac Ice Palace. Read full book review >

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BLACK DIAMOND & BLAKE by Deborah Blumenthal
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Hyman's lovely pastels provide a 1950s feel, which seems at odds with the modernity of the rehab programs. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Black Diamond, a fictional champion racehorse, goes to a prison equine rehabilitation center after a career-ending injury, in this tale inspired by real-life prison programs. Read full book review >