Search Results: "Florence Noiville"


BOOK REVIEW

A LIFE by Florence Noiville
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Despite an annoying fondness for rhetorical questions and barely serviceable prose, Noiville gets the story told, and Singer's is a good, dark, paradoxical one."
The life of the late, great Yiddish writer (1904-91), as analyzed by a French journalist and recalled by Singer's relatives, friends, translators, biographers, critics and literary peers. Read full book review >

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JORDIN TOOTOO by Melanie Florence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Like her subject, the author doesn't pull many punches in Tootoo's rousing, rather hard-bitten tale, which, thankfully, has a storybook ending aimed directly at teenage-boy reluctant readers. (Biography. 11-15)"
Hockey was born in Canada, so it comes as a shock to learn that the first Inuit to play in the National Hockey League was Jordin Tootoo, who made it to the Nashville Predators in 2003. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2012

"Lively and thought provoking, albeit tainted by self-righteousness."
Five decades after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, breasts may have replaced birds as early indicators of chemically induced catastrophe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LIFE IN MOTION by Florence Howe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"The early chapters recall Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, but later chapters become unfocused as Howe tries to include everything. Nonetheless, a valuable chronicle of a life devoted to ideas and social justice."
A frank, engaging memoir by Feminist Press founder Howe (editor: The Politics of Women's Studies: Testimony from the 30 Founding Mothers, 2000, etc.) about growing up poor, smart and determined. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE NIGHT by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A weak if well-meaning addition to a genre in need of strong books. (Fiction. 13-16)"
One night of horror leaves a lasting problem for 17-year-old Luna and her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A thoughtful, refreshing book with a simple but powerful message: 'Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.'"
A journalist explores the relationship between nature and human well-being. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REFLECTIONS IN A JAUNDICED EYE by Florence King
Released: April 17, 1989

More barbed humor, this time in a collection of essays, from King (Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady, 1985; He, 1978; WASP, Where is Thy Sting, 1977; etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MISSING by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Well-meaning but unsatisfying. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Feather's life is changed when one friend and then another go missing. Read full book review >