Search Results: "Erwin Haya"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Still, the clear and conversational text, coupled with the inviting format, will appeal to young readers, who should enjoy learning about a subject important to them. (appendices, map, glossary, web resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In her first book for young readers, personal-finance expert Chatzky offers straight talk on all things related to money—where it came from, how it's made, how to earn it and how to save it, everything from gross domestic product to gross viruses on paper money. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"However, as a guide to dip into and peruse, it will be a solid and enjoyable resource for writers everywhere. (Reference. 12 & up)"
As she does in previous volumes—Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (2008) and The Grammar Devotional (2009)—Fogarty affects an earnest and upbeat tone to dissuade those who think a grammar book has to be "annoying, boring, and confusing" and takes on the role of "grammar guide, intent on demystifying grammar." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A dramatic challenge to understand the shakiness of the foundations we take for granted and where energies committed to redress should be directed."
How conservative majorities in successive Supreme Courts have consistently acted in recent years to block citizens' access to redress of grievances through the courts. Read full book review >

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REDEEMABLE by Erwin James
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A brutally candid but always humane memoir of redemption."
A convicted murderer-turned-journalist tells the story of how he became a criminal but then underwent major personal rehabilitation while serving time in prison. Read full book review >

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WHILE THE GODS WERE SLEEPING by Erwin Mortier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"An initially ungainly but ultimately poised consideration of war's long impact on feeling and faith."
An elderly Belgian woman takes a bittersweet look back on her war-torn youth, deliberately (and queasily) blending carnage and romance. Read full book review >

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THE CONSERVATIVE ASSAULT ON THE CONSTITUTION by Erwin Chemerinsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A hard-hitting polemic from the left, timed to coincide with the opening of the Court's next term."
A constitutional lawyer argues that since the Republican platform of 1964, the conservative movement has succeeded in altering basic precepts of constitutional law, not just through the policies of Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and the two Bushes, but through Supreme Court decisions. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Black-and-white family photographs illustrate this poignant, memorable memoir. (Memoir. 10-14)"
In this rich, insightful memoir, Molnar offers a child's-eye view of life in Romania in the late 1950s. Read full book review >

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THE CASE AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT by Erwin Chemerinsky
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"Though he strives mightily to be fair, Chemerinsky's analysis remains vulnerable to the charge he most fears: an inevitably biased critique, amounting merely to the complaint that 'the Court's decisions have not been liberal enough.'"
The dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine, places our most revered governmental institution on trial and finds it deeply flawed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Shadows from the Past by Judith Erwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2015

"A well-plotted Southern romance, despite some shortcomings."
A novelist falls in love with a fabulously wealthy but aloof scion in Erwin's (Shadow of Doubt, 2015, etc.) contemporary romance with Gothic overtones. Read full book review >

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THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK by B.G. Hennessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Not particularly challenging—nor, since the settings are conventional enough that even younger children will probably find them familiar, particularly scary either. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In the same vein as the author's Once Upon a Time Map Book (1999 with foldouts; flat edition 2004), more map-reading practice in the guise of an ocean voyage and six tours of spooky landscapes or locales. Read full book review >