Search Results: "Ellen Press"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"A book that works better as a primer on the Jewish holidays than as a keepsake."
Two energetic dogs romp through food-filled Jewish holidays. Read full book review >

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OLLIE AND TAAVI CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS by Ellen Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Skip this app and find other ways to help children learn about these holidays. (iPad informational app. 4-6)"
The titular Ollie and Taavi are adorable dogs who sport yarmulkes, but their rhyming celebrations of Jewish holidays fall flat in this misconceived app. 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

ObamaCare for Beginners by Garamond Press
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A useful, reassuring roadmap to the altering landscape of health insurance."
This handy primer boils down America's complex new health care system. Read full book review >

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ELEGY FOR A THIEF by Margaret Press
Released: June 15, 1993

"Droll cop comments and a likable bunch of guys hanging out at the stationhouse create an offbeat charm—and the feel of a cozy village procedural."
Dyslexic Salem detective sergeant Gabriel Dunn (Requiem for a Postman, 1992), about to solo for the first time, is beeped off the flight to catch a—suicide? homicide? Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS by DreamWorks Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2014

"For fans of the movie, it doesn't get much better than this. (iPad storybook app. 5-12)"
Designed in support of the Dreamworks' film How To Train Your Dragon 2, this original app/story begins with a mystery. Read full book review >

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PEPPA PIG AND THE BUSY DAY AT SCHOOL by Candlewick Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"There is not much here to make it stand out from other school-themed titles. Only for Peppa Pig devotees. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A busy school day gives the Peppa Pig licensing team an opportunity to cram every bit of learning and labeling they can into this based-on-a-British-TV-show title. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"An intelligent though sometimes dense examination of moral courage and its consequences."
Press (Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America, 2006) returns with a disquisition on conscience, "about the mystery of what impels people to…stop, say no, resist." Read full book review >

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A REQUIEM FOR A POSTMAN by Margaret Press
Released: Feb. 17, 1992

"Shading toward the needlessly complicated (the identity changes, the old war story), but a worthy first effort—and Dunn's charm could grow on you."
An ambitious first mystery centering on the disappearance of postman Ray Bishop, who soon turns up dead in the restroom of the local park barely 300 yards from his house. Read full book review >