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 >

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

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

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 >

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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER by Francine Prose
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Could have been even scarier if the administrative power had snowballed rather than possessing total control from the beginning, but still an unsettling piece for modern times. (Fiction. YA)"
A disturbing foray into a contemporary America where protection and safety have become labels for repression and murder. Read full book review >