Search Results: "Gail Langer Karwoski"


BOOK REVIEW

THANK YOU, TREES! by Gail Langer Karwoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"While commemorating only a minor holiday, this book is a gentle introduction for the youngest observers. (Board book. 2-4)"
An ode to trees and fruit in celebration of Tu B'Shevat, a Jewish holiday. Often occurring in the latter part of January or early February, Tu B'Shevat is also called "New Year of the Trees." Read full book review >

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The Gail Force by Robert Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A consistently entertaining and self-assured crime thriller."
A private investigator attempts to infiltrate a blackmail ring, with the assistance of the FBI. Read full book review >

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SIREN SISTERS by Dana Langer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Touching on family relationships, grieving, growing up, first romance, and Norse mythology, this is an exciting fantasy with a heart-stopping ending by an author to watch. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
On the cusp of her 13th birthday, reluctant siren-in-training Lorelei Salt, who soon will be joining her sisters in luring ships to their dooms with their glorious singing, finds herself responsible for destroying the Sea Witch's curse and saving her sisters' lives in this debut novel set in present-day Maine. Read full book review >

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THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"Lots of fun."
A dizzyingly clever novel from Langer (My Father's Bonus March, 2009, etc.) that explores the thin line between fact and fiction, and between memoir and novel. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER’S BONUS MARCH by Adam Langer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Poignant, but would have worked better as a long-form magazine piece."
A son searches for insight into his father, who died in 2005, by probing his fascination with the Depression-era Bonus March. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"An absolutely top-drawer exploration of racist politics and its strange players, who remain legion."
An utterly well-written, utterly fascinating study of a racially inspired murder in Oregon, documenting the mutant Nazism that emerged in the Reagan era. Read full book review >

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NOT GUILTY by Ralph Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2017

"Thoroughly engrossing, both the investigators and their investigations."
An uncle-nephew private eye team takes on dual cases involving the rape of a 17-year-old girl and a probable murder in this second volume of a mystery series. Read full book review >

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ELLINGTON BOULEVARD by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"A New York City novel par excellence."
Something's not right in the Big Apple. Read full book review >

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THE SALINGER CONTRACT by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Marvelously intriguing."
Langer (Crossing California, 2004, etc.) skewers pretensions of writers and writing, editors and publishers—and perhaps audiences—in a literary thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: May 10, 2011

"Historical fiction about the lives of young civil rights activists."
A college student gets caught up in the civil rights movement in Langer's debut novel. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1997

"An excellent introduction to what might be (and certainly should be) the next paradigm shift in education. (Author tour)"
A wonderfully thoughtful and thought-provoking follow-up to the author's earlier study Mindfulness (1989), this time exploring the ill effects of mindlessness in education. Read full book review >