Search Results: "Erich Krauss"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2005

"Illuminates our stunning capacity to survive, to tend to one another, to hope. And to deceive, crush and steal from those weaker than ourselves."
A journalist intercuts the stories of four families from the Thai coastal village of Nam Khem that lost nearly 5,000 inhabitants in the December 2004 tsunami. Read full book review >

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PRIZES by Erich Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 1995

"In Segal's high-gloss narration and dialogue, this is silly but benign, and the simplified science is, surprisingly, fun. (First printing of 250,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
The three super-scientists Segal sets in motion work futuristic wonders, respectively, in genetics, immunology, and theoretical physics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

A mixed bag of 11 pieces, previously unpublished in English, by the noted German-Jewish-American social psychologist. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF LISTENING by Erich Fromm
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Fromm is concerned here, it seems, not with building a better world but with building a better shrink."
While the coming of August is enough to send most psychoanalysts fleeing the needs of their patients for the beach, it appears that not even death can keep the wizened Fromm (On Being Human, 1993, etc.) from dispensing wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Brisk and oddly appealing, Gimpel's narrative nonetheless invites skepticism since it contains no supporting documentation whatsoever."
A former Nazi spy chronicles his training, missions, capture, trial, imprisonment, parole, and return to der Vaterland. Read full book review >

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THE COASTER by Erich Wurster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"With its fish-out-of-water plot and cartoonish characters, this would make a perfect beach read for account executives and unprepared heirs."
Wurster's first novel plunges an amiable Kansas City househusband, a self-described "coaster," into perilously deep waters—first financial, then criminal. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE'S VERY OWN DRESS by Trisha Krauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A modern take on the Cinderella story, with kind and loving sisters replacing the mean stepsisters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little, blonde, white girl named Charlotte has only hand-me-down dresses from her older sisters until they work together to create an unusual, new dress for her as a surprise. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY SPILLED THE SKY by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 12, 1979

"But she throws away the title line with a blue splot, and overall her ordinary-looking black line and pale blue pictures betray a literal, linear sensibility when what is called for is the abandon of Bileck's Rain Makes Applesauce."
Drizzle tonight off the east coast of my head," reads Krauss' weather report, assuring old admirers that her head still grooves to its own isobars; and "b Ballet" encourages readers to let go too: ". . . be a button they push you and the moon comes out." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 10, 1981

"Someone's likely to be lit up by those lemons-on-fire and might even take a heady dive into that 'lake in the middle of a sentence."
. . ."in a poem you make your point with lemons-on-fire." Read full book review >

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A MOON OR A BUTTON by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 4, 1959

"It would seem likely that the picture book age child would reject this."
Sometimes Ruth Krauss manages to capture the evolution of an idea in a schoolroom with complete charm and veracity. Read full book review >

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THE CANTILEVER RAINBOW by Ruth Krauss
Released: Sept. 30, 1965

"It should also find its way to what seems to us the most logical appreciative readership—college students with a taste and curiosity for the avant garde."
It was off-beat off Broadway first and it comes as a surprise to find these poem-plays and happenings being listed by the publishers at the 11 to 13 age level. Read full book review >