Search Results: "Dina Temple-Raston"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An elegant examination of how the rules of justice have changed since 9/11."
Well-wrought investigative report about six young Arab-Americans from western New York who stumbled into terrorism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2005

"A useful update to Elizabeth Neuffer's The Key to My Neighbor's House (2001), Gérard Prunier's The Rwanda Crisis (1995), Samantha Power's 'A Problem from Hell'(2002), and other studies of slaughter."
More than 800,000 dead in the space of months: the pen can be mightier than the sword indeed. And, as the critic F.L. Lucas observed, "though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2002

"Not just a painstaking anatomy of a murder, but of the intractable difficulties in resolving America's ongoing racial dilemma."
A grimly powerful chronicle of a hate crime, the grisly murder of James Byrd Jr., and the soul-searching that resulted for the residents of Jasper, Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEDUINS' GAZELLE by Frances Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It would be too easy to find signs that this book lacks the characteristic polish of Temple's previous books; regardless, this one glitters with the intelligence and skill of a gifted storyteller, and will sweep readers along on an exotic, satisfying adventure. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Add this stylish, romantic tale of nomad lovers separated and reunited to Temples tragically short, but uniformly memorable, shelf of books. Read full book review >

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A TEASPOON OF EARTH AND SEA by Dina Nayeri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Lyrical, humane and hopeful; a welcome view of the complexities of small-town life, in this case in a place that inspires fear instead of sympathy."
Elegant aspirational novel of life in post-revolutionary Iran. Read full book review >

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Stolen Legacy by Dina Gold
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"A highly readable account of one family's fight for personal and financial vindication.
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Gold's debut recounts her family members' fight to reclaim a building that Nazis took from them during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN SHORE by Peter Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"The densely layered narrative is less a whodunit than a superior mood piece and psychological portrait."
An Australian cop sent to the hinterlands after narrowly escaping death finds that life in the slow lane is just as nasty. Read full book review >

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THE RAMSAY SCALLOP by Frances Temple
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A throwback with a contemporary sensibility; an enchanting pilgrimage to self-realization, service, and love. (Fiction. 11+)"
In a remarkable departure, Temple (A Taste of Salt, 1992; Grab Hands and Run, 1993), turns from powerful, harrowing novels of today's Third World to a captivating 13th-century idyll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

USA NOIR by Johnny Temple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A helpful U.S. map locating the places where all the 37 reprints are set indicates that, with a few notable exceptions—New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, the Twin Cities, Kansas City, Phoenix, Las Vegas and, of course, Texas—noir seems to flourish overwhelmingly in coastal blue states. Sociologists and pollsters take note."
Temple, general editor of Akashic's series of noir collections (Brooklyn Noir, 2004, etc.), skims the cream from the first 59 volumes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The inspiring story of a courageous, dedicated and most unusual woman."
An extraordinary view into the workings of an autistic mind. Grandin, a professor of animal behavior (Colorado State Univ.) and a world-renowned designer of livestock equipment, attributes her creativity, technical skills and understanding of animals to the autism that has set her apart from most of human society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2013

"A fun ride, worth the trip."
A road-trip memoir from an author who has "a love-hate relationship with adventure." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED by Dina Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A capable and compelling memoir of the '60s and its varied political legacies as reflected in the lives of three survivors."
Parallel biographies of three notorious 1960s graduates of a left-wing New York high school. Read full book review >