Search Results: "Diana Linden"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"Such a large historical project could have easily descended into tedious and dry academia, but instead, all three volumes are briskly paced, well-researched and insightful. Aficionados of urban histories, in particular, will find much to enjoy."
This ambitious three-volume history, overseen by Moore (Judaic Studies and History/Univ. of Michigan; American Jewish Identity Politics, 2008, etc.), provides a lively, much-needed overview of the role that Jews have played in the history and success of the Big Apple, helping to transform it into "a city of promises, some fulfilled, some pending, some beckoning new generations." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 2007

"A surprisingly good fantasy that should appeal to teens, especially those intrigued with reincarnation and destiny."
Rooted in Australian Aboriginal spirituality, this intriguing first in a trilogy describes Earth thousands of years after an apocalypse. Read full book review >

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BOYS, BIKES, BUNGLING BANDITS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Latitude Zero by Diana Renn

Cover Story: Hub Focus

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Shop Talk

Bonus Factor: Cycling

Anti-Bonus Factor: Mary Sue

Relationship Status: Dropped

Cover Story: Hub Focus

As a person who has occasional issues with large crowds, the number of people in the background of this cover makes me a little ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEN & ZIP by Joanne Linden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This boardwalk frolic proves even small fries can solve big mysteries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beachside lost-and-found adventure, told from a kid's point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"No wild claims, but only 'credible stories of the ways . . . animals use their wits.' Draw your own conclusions, says Linden, and keep an open mind."
From an award-winning journalist (The Parrot's Lament, 1999, etc.), tantalizing conjecture about what lies behind the canny behavior of animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE IN THE TIME OF SCANDAL by Caroline Linden
ROMANCE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A smart, poignant, deftly written romance with characters who remind us that good can triumph and love can heal."
Lord Atherton is the last man on Earth Penelope Weston wants to marry, but when a scandal forces her to do just that, they're surprised to discover they're a perfect match, though not everyone is pleased with the union. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Although whole volumes have been devoted to each of the topics covered, this text provides a sound orientation to a controversial subject."
In this cautionary tale, journalist Linden lays out evidence that climate change is the culprit behind the demise of previous civilizations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tales from Ma's Watering Hole by Kaye Linden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2013

"A fine collection evoking nostalgia for a simpler way of life."
A debut collection of stories about a traditional Australian tribal community, told in the voices of shamans, elders and tricksters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Animals are an indicator species, Linden suggests, so take a look: how we treat them reflects how we treat everything else."
Empathetic stories of animals displaying intelligence and fellow-feeling, with some references to controlled experiments to help put the acts in context, from journalist Linden, the author of several books on animal cognition as well as other subjects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE CHILD by Maranke Rinck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"His wish for a certain particular gift implies a gentle link with a famous fairy tale, but knowledge of that tale isn't necessary for enjoyment of this lovely piece. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rich paintings tell the thoughtful tale of animals preparing for the prince's party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOKYO HEIST by Diana Renn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2012

"A proficient caper spiced up by Violet's eye for art. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A van Gogh heist, a trip to Japan and a yakuza attack: Could there be a better summer? Read full book review >