Search Results: "Erica Heller"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An affectionate family scrapbook crafted with a bittersweet blend of humor and pathos."
A daughter's loving tribute to her famous father and the iconic Manhattan apartment building that housed their family's joys and sorrows. Read full book review >

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A BOOK FOR WOODY by Nicholas Heller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"But by— successfully— making the story so self-referential and the action so abstract Heller puts his book in a genre of storytelling that is a little unconventional and self-conscious, and a lot avante-garde. (Picture book. 4+)"
Woody, a young pig in need of reading material for the trip home from his grandparents', sits down in front of a shelf with six books. Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH TREE by Nicholas Heller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Astute readers may conclude from clues in Heller's expressive, sophisticated illustrations that the adventure was a dream; either way, an entertaining story reflecting a genuinely childlike imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Claiming that there's no tooth fairy, Charlie buries a tooth out in the yard, where it grows into a tree whose ferocious branches invade his room to munch on his belongings. Read full book review >

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UP, UP AND AWAY by Ruth Heller
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Just right to lighten up the lesson, even at the high-school level; Heller's admonitions are not only more fun but often clearer than more earnest explanations. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 9+)"
Continuing her unique series on parts of speech (Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs, 1988), Heller tackles one of the most difficult with her usual panache, coupling a deftly rhymed text with gloriously bold, colorful illustrations (``Some ADVERBS end in WARD, and others...in WISE... Read full book review >

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MERRY-GO-ROUND by Ruth Heller
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Earlier, Heller has applied her unique flamboyant approach to verbs and adjectives; here, nouns are the subject of her deft, witty verse. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Biting, giggle-provoking satire—though no doubt more shocking on its own turf."
A bestseller in Germany, this sharp-witted first novel features a young, female Berlin film student and her complex entanglements with feminism, radical political theory, and love—an up-to-date comedy of manners with a European twist. Read full book review >

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PICTURE THIS  by Joseph Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1988

"Just terrible—and even a little boorish."
You could say, being charitable, that Heller has now firmly moved his work in a new direction: postmodernist, syncretic, contrapuntal. Read full book review >

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WHAT WAS SHE THINKING? by Zoë Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Unbelievable yet compelling: it's almost as if Heller tried for a salacious potboiler and ended up—her talent refusing not to intrude—with a portrait that remains indelible. Watch for her next, whatever it may be."
After Everything You Know (2000) comes the tale of a London art teacher, married with children, who has an affair with a student of 15. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1995

"If the author's cursory, anecdotal reportage were weighed against the demanding standards by which he purports to evaluate commercial concerns, it would be deemed a very bad business."
Another mÇlange of bromidic management pointers from the prolific British author of The Super Chiefs (1992), etc. In presuming to counsel corporate executives on what it will take to survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, Heller covers much the same ground as he did in his previous book. Read full book review >

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SOME NERVE by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"A breezy, if implausible, love story."
Hollywood celebrity journalist loses her job but finds herself when she returns to her hometown and becomes a hospital volunteer. Read full book review >