Search Results: "Ellen Lerner Rothman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"This medical coming-of-age story is told with clarity, candor and grace and would make a fine graduation present for any pre-med student."
A medical student's thoughtful and revealing chronicle of growing into the white coat of a doctor under Harvard Medical School's New Pathway system, beginning with day one of orientation and ending with graduation four years later. Read full book review >

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ELLEN ULLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

A thinking machine, grumbled the tradition-minded British writer G. K. Chesterton, “is a brainless phrase of modern fatalism and materialism.” He added, “A machine only is a machine because it cannot think.”

But that was at the turn of the last century. A dozen decades later, thinking machines are among us, machines that learn from our behavior and ...


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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1994

We'd like to believe that our highest court is an ivory tower, its members dispensing justice outside the realm of politics and power. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A highly decent and challenging critique."
The political and religious right have produced a spectacular train wreck, writes Tikkun editor Lerner (Spirit Matters, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE LADIES by Betsy Lerner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"Nostalgic stories from women who came of age before feminism and how they helped a daughter bond with her mother."
A woman reconnects with her mother through her bridge club. Read full book review >

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SWORDS IN THE HANDS OF CHILDREN by Jonathan Lerner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"Readers with a memory for the time will appreciate some of Lerner's dish, which involves other now-well-known radicals. Those too young for it will find inspiration in his latter-day commitment to tiny acts in the face of Armageddon."
A rueful—but not entirely so—account of years spent in the Students for Democratic Society and its militant offspring, the Weather Underground. Read full book review >

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THE HEIRS OF PROPHECY by Michael Rothman
Released: June 1, 2012

"A fair, heroic fantasy for the school-age demographic."
A mysterious earthquake catapults the modern-day Riverton family into the fantasy realm of Trimoria, where their latent magical abilities put them in peril from the reigning dark sorcerer. Read full book review >

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ON THE WING by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"This is super science, beautifully presented. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
"About five billion land birds from five hundred species leave their North American nesting area to spend the winter farther south," according to Lerner (My Indoor Garden, 1999, etc.), but that's only part of the story told in this remarkable look at bird migration. Read full book review >

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PLANTS THAT MAKE YOU SNIFFLE AND SNEEZE by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Attractive and useful. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of several fine natural history books describes the pollens responsible for ``hay fever.'' It's not hay but trees, bushes, grasses, and weeds that produce the airborne pollen that causes sufferers to cough, wheeze, and exhibit cold symptoms. Read full book review >