Search Results: "Floyd Abrams"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIEND OF THE COURT by Floyd Abrams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"While the legal principles presented remain sound, the commentary on controversies that were topical in the 1980s and '90s too often sounds dated and suggests that Abrams is largely serving warmed-over material from an illustrious past."
Vigorous, principled defenses of freedom of expression from a long career in the legal trenches. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2005

"Complex yet lucidly conveyed points of constitutional interpretation, never bogged in jargon."
An up-close-and-personal account of the last 50 years in First Amendment law. Read full book review >

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CRAZY LOVE by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A thought-provoking and timely tale, told in an up-to-date, believable voice. (Fiction. 12-16)"
"[W]hen I was your age," Kamiyah's older sister Erika explains in this engaging, well-paced cautionary tale, "…we used to call that kind of love 'crazy love'—becoming obsessed with a relationship." Read full book review >

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PLAYING by Melanie Abrams
Released: April 1, 2008

"The detail devoted to the erotic role-playing of Devesh and Josie make it difficult to view them as fully rounded characters or to much care whether they can reform their love along less deviant lines."
A woman's sadomasochistic tendencies are traceable to childhood trauma in Abrams's titillating debut. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH DIMENSION OF A POEM by M.H. Abrams
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A pleasant whiff of nostalgia for old libraries and older books, gently held and translated for us by a man who loves them."
A former professor and distinguished literary critic who will reach his 100th birthday this year offers a collection of essays and speeches dealing with the art of poetry and the nature of criticism. Read full book review >

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MANDELA by Floyd Cooper
by Floyd Cooper, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"The author's note supplies a few crucial biographical details but repeats information and dates. (pronunciation guide, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A biography of Nelson Mandela, subtitled ``From the Life of the South African Statesman.'' Cooper (Coming Home, 1994, etc.) sets out a nearly impossible task, and in condensing a 78-year-old life, leaves out descriptions of torture, terror, and murder; of Mandela's wide-ranging and sometimes controversial talks with world leaders after his release from prison; and of—except in the author's note—the Nobel Peace Prize he shared in 1993. Read full book review >

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THE RING BEARER by Floyd Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers will be joining the congregation in cheering for Jackson. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A ring bearer has wedding-day jitters, but the man his mother is marrying has a daughter who isn't the least bit nervous about being the flower girl. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 1992

"An articulate and insightful examination of a problem with unlimited downside potential. (Photographs, drawings—not seen.)"
From a radiologist attached to both the Stanford Univ. Read full book review >

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THE KILLER’S WIFE by Bill Floyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2008

"An uncomplicated, unfulfilling heroine, in a thankless debut."
A serial killer's wife takes on a copycat murderer. Read full book review >