Search Results: "Deborah Kenny"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A mostly upbeat book that explains many of the obstacles to success while often glossing over those obstacles and the negative outcomes accompanying the admirable successes."
Inspirational account of a woman beating the odds to open quality schools for low-income families in Harlem. Read full book review >

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KENNY & THE DRAGON by Tony DiTerlizzi
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A readable, if denatured, rendition of a faded classic. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Reports of children requesting rewrites of The Reluctant Dragon are rare at best, but this new version may be pleasing to young or adult readers less attuned to the pleasures of literary period pieces. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AT THE PLAYGROUND by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A brightly lit 'find it' game that focuses more on laughs than skill. (Board book. 2-3)"
Harry the hippo plays hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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HOW I BECAME CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"It's a nonviolent, humorous, and happy outcome that youngsters will find immensely satisfying; the perfect antidote to WWF fever. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Call it the WWF for preschoolers, if you will, but with cream pies and squirt guns instead of body slams and head locks. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AROUND THE HOUSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Not likely to be a longstanding favorite, but good for a brief bit of fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
A quick game of hide-and-seek with an enthusiastic but easy-to-find hippo. Read full book review >

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THE DRIEST SEASON by Meghan  Kenny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Kenny's thoughtful, finely crafted work is an eloquent reminder that the breadth of a world matters less than the depth of a character."
A father's death leaves a daughter seeking answers and a return to normal life in this impressive debut novel. Read full book review >

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The Docent by Tom  Kenny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2016

"A sharp and suspenseful novel about a Boston museum theft."
A judge, an eager young law clerk, and a museum docent find themselves caught up in one of the most notorious art heists in history in this legal thriller. Read full book review >

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Footloose In America by Bud Kenny
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2015

"A slight but appealing account of a long walk (with mule) from Arkansas to Maine."
The author and his wife, newlyweds in their 50s, undertake a cross-country journey by mule-drawn cart in this memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Good thwarts evil in a simple, relatable way in Morrison's morality tale that entertains while avoiding saccharine moralizing."
A warm adventure story featuring man's best friends and a very special cat. Read full book review >