Search Results: "Elisabeth Kushner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PURIM SUPERHERO by Elisabeth Kushner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"For now, this book is both timely and entirely satisfying. (Picture book. 4-9)"
People forget that Superman is an alien. This book is a reminder that that's the source of his strength. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"Laudable coverage of an undeniably important, unsettling cultural transition."
Were John Carmack and John Romero the Lennon and McCartney of PC gaming? Spin magazine contributing editor Kushner answers yes in his detailed re-creation of the genre's transition from basement to big time. Read full book review >

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ALLIGATOR CANDY by David Kushner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"A probing, poignant memoir about tragedy, grief, and trying to cope."
The story of how the author and his family dealt with the senseless murder of his older brother. Read full book review >

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TELEX FROM CUBA by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"An imaginative work that brings Cuban-American history to life."
Los Angeles resident Kushner's first novel follows the lives of American ex-pats and others in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE YOU HIDING, GOD? by Elisabeth  Zartl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"While the message that God is all around, especially in nature, is clear, other books have made that point much more clearly and beautifully; Kathy-jo Wargin's series of seasonal alphabet books comes to mind. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
A young girl learns to find God in the smallest of things. Read full book review >

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A FRIEND FOR BO by Elisabeth Zuniga
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Charming and sweet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely little rabbit desperately chooses a very unusual friend. Read full book review >

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The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMETHROWERS by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Kushner writes well and plunges us deeply into the disparate worlds of the New York City art scene, European political radicalism and the exhilarating rush of motorcycles."
A novel of art and politics but also of bikes and speed—not Harleys and drugs, but fine (and fast) Italian motorbikes. Read full book review >

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KABBALAH by Lawrence Kushner
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A mysterious medieval epistle, bumbling romantic efforts and plenty of feel-good spirituality combine to offer good prospects for decent commercial, if not literary, success."
Rabbi Kushner's first novel for adults echoes The Gift of Asher Lev and The Da Vinci Code, but offers neither the former's gravitas nor the latter's intrigue. Read full book review >

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THE GRAMMAR OF GOD by Aviya Kushner
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A paean, in a way, to the rigors and frustrations—and ultimate joys—of trying to comprehend the unfathomable."
A freelancer debuts with a memoir/disquisition about the Hebrew Bible and the difficulties—linguistic and personal—that translators into English have faced. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Full of interesting factoids—but the blatant advertising for Kushner's products is pervasive to the point the book becomes soporific."
A wake-up call about caffeine from a committed and self-interested author. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A remarkable story fashioned into a dramatic narrative."
Rolling Stone and Wired contributing editor Kushner (Journalism/New York Univ.; Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids, 2005, etc.) skillfully pieces together a shameful chronicle of racial discrimination during the American postwar economic boom. Read full book review >