Search Results: "Emanuel Schongut"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRIVATE NOSE by Andrew Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Accessible language and the story format make this an equally good choice for reading aloud or for encouraging reluctant readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Jack Watson has never heard of Sherlock Holmes until a new girl moves in next door; her name is Saturday Holmes; and since she has a ``nose'' for solving mysteries, she loves practicing her skills as a detective. Read full book review >

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TURTLES IN MY SANDBOX by Jennifer Keats Curtis
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 10, 2006

"Sure to spark an interest in these amazing creatures, and to increase participation in Maryland's turtle project. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
When a diamondback terrapin mistakes Maggie's sandbox for the nearby beach, Maggie is treated to nine months of caring for and watching the eggs and young hatchlings. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS EMANUEL by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Released: March 26, 2013

"Well-written and heartfelt but short on dramatic moments and memorable anecdotes."
The brother of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel relates the history of his family's classic immigrants-make-good American story. Read full book review >

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EMANUEL AND THE HANUKKAH RESCUE by Jamel Akib
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although didactic and idealized, this broad interpretation of freedom from a Jewish perspective is one not often seen. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy's insistence on exercising freedom of religion helps an 18th-century Portuguese-Jewish immigrant community openly practice and observe its faith. Read full book review >

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THE TRICK by Emanuel Bergmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Your basic sweet, funny, magical Holocaust story."
A 10-year-old boy's quest to save his parents' marriage puts him on the trail of a Holocaust survivor known as "The Great Zabbatini." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2001

"Tediously written and sloppy—barely an also-ran for any film buff's shelf. (49 film stills)"
A revised and updated version of And the Winner Is . . . (1987) provides a decidedly less-than-stellar overview of Hollywood's annual exercise in tackiness and self-congratulation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A unique examination of the limits of models and theories in understanding and predicting human behavior, and a nice rejoinder to the equations-can-solve-or-explain-everything crowd."
A fascinating cross-disciplinary exploration of how and why financial and scientific models fail. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1994

"Real film food."
Levy (Film and Sociology/Arizona State Univ.) wrote 1987's overserious And the Winner Is: The History and Politics of the Oscar Award. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vastly intelligent, comprehensively procured treat for film buffs, gay or otherwise."
Articulate career analyses of five multitalented, openly gay male film directors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Solid work in desperate need of the careful attention of a competent copy editor."
Well-informed biography of the flamboyant director, utterly lacking the stylishness that made his films so memorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROTESQUE by Emanuel Wears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Haunting look at bad science, bad parenting and the making of a damaged individual."
In this debut novel, Kent Tucker is sent to a state hospital in 1950s Appalachia to "cure" his homosexuality, leading to terrible compulsions and crimes as an adult. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTH SEAL by J.M. Emanuel
Released: Feb. 2, 2009

"The end of the world never read so well."
A Christian novelist's taut, exciting and fictional rendering of the march toward Armageddon. Read full book review >