Search Results: "Diana Reiss"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Among the author's purposes in writing this engrossing scientific memoir is to build support to stop the annual massacres of dolphins in Japan and elsewhere."
The director of dolphin research at Baltimore's National Aquarium retraces the path by which science has come to understand dolphin intelligence. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS HOUSE PEOPLE by Kathryn Reiss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1992

"Disappointing, but acceptable as popular fiction. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Reiss's first novel, Time Windows (1991), was a well-wrought time fantasy involving a mother thwarted of self-realization, a pattern later revisited on occupants of the same house. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A rarefied, intimate literary study delineating a roiling revolutionary era."
A compelling new work by literary detective Reiss (The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life, 2005) tracks the wildly improbable career of Alexandre Dumas' mixed-race father. Read full book review >

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BLACKTHORN WINTER by Kathryn Reiss
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Although Reiss's repeated message that adoptive families are no less real than biological ones occasionally seems heavy-handed, in general she melds the various elements of her plot skillfully enough to carry readers along smoothly. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sometimes being pleasant and predictable is a good thing. Read full book review >

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PALE PHOENIX by Kathryn Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"10-14)it doesn't measure up: no frissons, and not much fun either. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Miranda Browne, of Reiss's well-received Time Windows (1991), gets involved in another supernatural mystery when her mother narrowly avoids injuring a girl who steps directly into their car's path. Read full book review >

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DREADFUL SORRY by Kathryn Reiss
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, overall, another fine spellbinder from the author of Time Windows (1991). (Fiction. 12+)"
The old song replays in Molly's head, cropping up too often for coincidence—``You are lost and gone forever,/Dreadful sorry, Clementine.'' Meanwhile, fearful dreams seize her at night and, after she nearly drowns, begin to haunt her as visions by day. Read full book review >

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WILD NIGHTS by Benjamin Reiss
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A fresh approach to a familiar phenomenon."
A thorough probing into why sleep is such a problem for so many in contemporary society. Read full book review >

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WHEN YELLOW LEAVES by James Reiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"When Reiss' novel clicks, it works as both a strange vision of our own world and an evocative landscape unto itself; when it doesn't, the result is flatter and less insightful about the present day."
The protagonist of this satirical and borderline-dystopian novel must navigate familial crises, natural disasters, and the reach of a boorish, omnipresent head of state. Read full book review >

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A HIDDEN LIFE by Johanna Reiss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"Readers of this troubling account will be eager to rediscover The Upstairs Room."
The Dutch American author of the young-adult Holocaust novel The Upstairs Room (1972) recounts the unexpected, devastating suicide of her husband. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Reiss has reworked material from an earlier paperback series here, and the result, while a bit long, delivers a good dose of shivery entertainment. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Reiss's deliciously creepy tale is a solid addition to the haunted dollhouse genre. Read full book review >

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PAINT BY MAGIC by Kathryn Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fans of Reiss's Time Windows (1991) will step right into this 'Time Travel Mystery.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
A palette with daubs of time travel, artists, magic, evil, and possession paints an intriguing mystery. Read full book review >

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TIME WINDOWS by Kathryn Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Well wrought and entertaining. (Fiction. 10- 14)"
When Miranda, 13, and her parents come to live in Massachusetts, Miranda finds an old dollhouse, a replica of their new home, in the attic. Read full book review >