Search Results: "Deena Metzger"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"These are, indeed, stories of an intimate nature: sensuous, unsparing, carefully mulled, razor sharp."
A splendid, multihued collection of writings by women on their kinship with animals, edited by Hogan (Solar Storms, 1995, etc.), Metzger (Writing for Your Life, not reviewed), and Peterson (Sister Stories, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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TELL ME ONE THING by Deena Goldstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"These stories tend to drag on and then wrap up quickly with a sentimental moment you wish had come sooner."
In screenwriter Goldstone's fiction debut, eight stories—some connected—portray characters struggling with loss, forgiveness and the complexity of human relationships. Read full book review >

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CHANGE PLACES WITH ME by Lois Metzger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"An interesting, experimental near-future character study. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Rose, a quiet, shy girl living in New York City in 2029, suddenly comes out of her shell. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Intriguing and insightful, casting new light on the Gershwin genius. (Black-and-white photographs; score samples.)"
A music historian with a fine interpretive ear for both music and language examines the collaboration of George and Ira Gershwin- -in what is not a biography but rather a nontechnical study of how the Gershwins' music, lyrics, and sense of drama are interrelated. Read full book review >

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SURPRISE ME by Deena Goldstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Fritters away its initial momentum with a rambling, slack storyline."
The relationship between an aspiring writer and her mentor, tracked over two decades. Read full book review >

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ELLEN'S CASE by Lois Metzger
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This sequel to Barry's Sister (1992) is riddled with good intentions blown off course by cautionary elements. (Fiction. 10+)"
At 16, Ellen is a veteran of tending her preschool-age brother, Barry, who has cerebral palsy. Read full book review >

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A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Lois Metzger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"An ambitious and unusual take on teens and eating disorders—but not an entirely satisfactory one. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A young stop-motion-film enthusiast's encounter with anorexia, as narrated by...his eating disorder? Read full book review >

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BARRY'S SISTER by Lois Metzger
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 30, 1992

"Nonetheless, the focus on Ellen and her struggles with the complexities of growing up, sorting out her identity, and establishing her place in a family in crisis does result in a story with appeal for patient readers. (Fiction. 10+)"
Ellen's euphoric start in seventh grade ends abruptly when she learns that her mother is pregnant—``I think Ellen's got a touch of sibling rivalry fever,'' her father says of her unenthusiastic response to the news. Read full book review >

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MISSING GIRLS by Lois Metzger
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This uncommon novel from Metzger (Ellen's Case, 1995, etc.) steps out of the genre of historical fiction to tell a story as significant to contemporary readers as to the inhabitants of the era it evokes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A girl's interest in family history overlaps a coming-of-age story about her vestigial understanding of her mother after death, and her own awareness of self and place in the world. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"A must have for teachers who need the just-right book for their eighth-graders. (Poetry. 14+)"
This intelligent anthology will accomplish two amazing feats: It will please teen readers and simultaneously satisfy their teachers. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR SANTA by Steve Metzger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Children who have a hard time waiting for Christmas will enjoy seeing these little animal kindred spirits. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bear and his friends in the forest make preparations for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve, but only Bear truly believes Santa will come. Read full book review >