Search Results: "Ellen Alderman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 10, 1995

"Alderman and Kennedy don't seem to have a take, legal or moral, on the right to privacy, and so ironically, their book offers little more than titillation. (First printing of 100,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
Human-interest stories of privacy invaded, plus a smattering of legal concepts for the uninitiated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 18, 1990

An appealing introduction to the Bill of Rights, which, by recounting illustrative cases, gives constitutional law a human dimension. Read full book review >

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THE LIARS' GOSPEL by Naomi Alderman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2013

"Alderman re-creates with startling immediacy the culture of first-century Judea, with its political intrigue and riots and with its characters wondering at what the life of Yehoshuah has meant to them."
Four narratives set during the time of the ministry, trial and death of Jesus, all involving characters central to the origin of Christianity. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO JUD by Don Alderman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A funny, moving, finely wrought remembrance of a lost Middle America."
A World War II-era small town sparkles to life in this luminous memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISOBEDIENCE by Naomi Alderman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"A mishmash, but not without promise."
Can an Orthodox Jew be a lesbian? Two women, one a rabbi's daughter, find different solutions to the problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POWER by Naomi Alderman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Very smart and very entertaining."
All over the world, teenage girls develop the ability to send an electric charge from the tips of their fingers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2009

"Still, young athletes and their parents and coaches can sift through the information and find useful advice to ensure that mental training goes hand in hand with physical training. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Armed with the conviction that young athletes can benefit from "sport psychology knowledge," Etnier, an associate professor of exercise and sport science, offers strategies for junior- and high-school athletes to reach their potential through mental training. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Forney's story should resonate with those grappling with similar issues, while her artistry should appeal to a wide readership."
For anyone who loves graphic memoir or has concerns about bipolar swings, creativity and medication, this narrative will prove as engaging and informative as it is inspirational. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOCCER COUNTS! by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"A great read when the player isn't out on the field. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This soccer-centered counting book is sure to be a winner with fans young and old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This finale is recommended only for completists. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In the conclusion to the Prophecy trilogy, Kira must decide if she can fully embrace her destiny as the Dragon Musado. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEXTING THE UNDERWORLD by Ellen Booraem
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Like Conor, readers will emerge from this adventure a little bit better equipped for heroism than before. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Fantasist Booraem (Small Persons with Wings, 2011, etc.) turns her attention from art to another great human endeavor: death. Read full book review >