Search Results: "Debra Weyermann"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GANG THEY COULDN'T CATCH by Debra Weyermann
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"Jaunty and smooth, like a Donald Westlake caper—except all true. (Photographs)"
Tucson newspaper reporter Weyermann tells, with humor and insightful objectivity, the story of the 1981 heist of $3.3 million from a Tucson bank depository. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A masterful exploration of one of America's most shameful secrets."
Award-winning journalist Weyermann (The Gang They Couldn't Catch: The Story of America's Greatest Modern-Day Bank Robbers—And How They Got Away With It, 1993) throws open the curtains on the deplorable actions of Warren Jeffs and his polygamous sect. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE WATER SHOW by Debra Frasier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Rendered with markers, in the same bright, bold style as Miss Allaneus, the illustrations have a distinctly school-like style. (Picture book. 8-10)"
The fifth-graders from Frasier's Miss Allaneus: A Vocabulary Disaster (2000) are back in a bloated attempt to present basic water concepts. Read full book review >

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SPIKE by Debra Frasier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Brilliant. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Spike, an abandoned "Ugliest Dog in the Universe"-contest winner, finds love and a new home in this heartwarming tale about beauty—and its many permutations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"It's a sneaky way to educate girls about their bodies and boys, but, given its bland, one-dimensional characters, curious middle-school girls might be better off reading nonfiction. (Fiction. 8-12)"
On her first day of eighth grade at Margaret Simon Middle School, Jemma opens her locker to find a pink door to yet another locker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A useful resource for the paradoxically ever-evolving tradition of Judaism."
In traditional Jewish ritual, men are usually the primary subjects or objects: They are circumcised, they take a woman in marriage, they say kaddish over the death of a loved one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST OF BRIDGETOWN by Debra Spark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An ambitious, intermittently successful attempt to merge political musing, character study, and metaphor-studded ghost story."
Spark (Coconuts for the Saint, 1994) sets a vacationing Jewish woman's journey toward self-discovery within the much larger context of social, political, and economic relations between Jews and blacks on the island of Barbados. Read full book review >

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ABOUT MY SISTERS by Debra Ginsberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Loving and candid, as the best family stories are."
A rich celebration of life with three sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE

"Secrets and an unsavory villain make for an often sizzling tale."
In Ison's debut thriller, a woman hunts for her long-missing biological father, who may simply be in hiding to avoid a trial. Read full book review >

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THE NEIGHBORS ARE WATCHING by Debra Ginsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Suburban noir—dark, funny and sometimes creepy; readers may be surprised at the amount of empathy they end up feeling for less-than-appealing characters."
A novel from Ginsberg (The Grift, 2008, etc.) about a middle-class, seemingly genteel San Diego neighborhood teeming with secrets that unravel in the aftermath of a California wildfire. Read full book review >

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THE MIRRORED WORLD by Debra Dean
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The novel follows the factual particulars, but Dasha's narration remains at such a formal remove that readers never experience what makes Xenia tick as a saint or a woman."
From Dean (Confessions of a Falling Woman, 2008, etc.), a lightly fictionalized retelling of the life of the Eastern Orthodox St. Xenia, who left her comfortable home in 18th-century Russia to live as a "holy fool" among the poor. Read full book review >