Search Results: "Francine M. Deutsch"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A motley profusion of anecdotes and quotes offers little support for the author's lame if hopeful conclusion: 'Why not equality?'"
The cheerful pun of the title is one of the liveliest moments in a tangled scrutiny of mothers and fathers who share parenting equally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEAM BFF by Stacia Deutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A disappointing second outing in a series that began with promise. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Hackathon participation is jeopardized by a scheduling conflict. Read full book review >

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FRANCINE KLAGSBRUN
by James McDonald

“She would not like me,” Francine Klagsbrun says of the subject of her latest biography, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel. “I’m an educated Jew, and I didn’t make Aliyah [immigrate to Israel]. So I don't think Golda and I would have gotten along too well. But I couldn’t help but really come out admiring her—I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Not easy going by any means, but worth the work for anyone interested in the thought processes of a scientist on the leading edge of his discipline."
One major school of quantum theory posits a multiplicity of universes; but what does that imply about the reality we live in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PILL CITY by Kevin Deutsch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An important story meticulously reported but that nonetheless strains toward novelization in the telling."
A tale of "one of the most profitable illicit opiate dealing schemes in American history." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW MIRKA MET A METEORITE by Barry Deutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"This truly clever series is lots of fun. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"

BOOK REVIEW

HOW MIRKA GOT HER SWORD by Barry Deutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Undoubtedly one of the cleverest graphic novels of the year; let's hope this isn't the last of Mirka. (Graphic fantasy. 10-14)"
Like all 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girls, ebullient Mirka must face a six-armed troll to avoid becoming his dinner and obtain a dragon-slaying sword—wait, what? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 1991

"A great get-well giftto yourself or anyone who needs a dreamlift."
The fabulous friends of film producer Deutsch, who clearly has lived a dream life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDSHIP CODE by Stacia Deutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Between the integrated logic and the consciously diverse cast, a wonderful series launch. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A computer coding club brings together a diverse group of girls to solve a mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2011

"A moving, inspirational story about an important link in the historical chain that led to the civil-rights movement and a new, more truly democratic chapter in American history."
A tribute to the productive partnership between Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, a now largely forgotten philanthropist who made his fortune in the retail business as the president of Sears, Roebuck and Company. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BULLYVILLE by Francine Prose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Someday, this won't matter, but in the meantime, it's just one more flaw in a forced and artificial story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
When eighth-grader Bart Rangely wakes with a fever, his mother stays home from work. Read full book review >