Search Results: "George Wein"


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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Vivid, enlightening, and sure to charm anyone curious about our fragile human vessels and those who try to keep them afloat."
Another warm and humane collection of narratives, eight in all, derived from psychoanalyst Weinberg's Manhattan practice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

"Rich character studies, plus lucid explanations of psychological concepts."
More well-told, insightful narratives from the files of psychotherapist Weinberg (Nearer to the Heart's Desire, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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MYSELF AMONG OTHERS by George Wein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Wein is eye-crossingly voluble, but he does have a lot of stories, perspectives, and music history to get off his chest."
Garrulous memoir by the music promoter and club owner who brought jazz to the masses through the Newport Jazz Festival. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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THE PEARL THIEF by Elizabeth Wein
Released: May 2, 2017

"Another ripping yarn from a brilliant author. (Historical fiction. 13-adult)"
Wein's fans will revel in the return of Julie Beaufort-Stuart, the co-narrator of Code Name Verity (2012). Read full book review >

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BLACK DOVE, WHITE RAVEN by Elizabeth Wein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"Unforgettable. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Wein returns to Ethiopia, the setting of her Arthurian adventures, for a high-flying novel about the 1935 Italian invasion. Read full book review >

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ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Rich in detail, from the small kindnesses of fellow prisoners to harrowing scenes of escape and the Nazi Doctors' Trial in Nuremburg, at the core of this novel is the resilience of human nature and the power of friendship and hope. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
After a daring attempt to intercept a flying bomb, a young American pilot ferrying planes during World War II is captured by the Nazis in this companion to Printz Honor-winning Code Name Verity (2012).Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 2012

"A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Breaking away from Arthurian legends (The Winter Prince, 1993, etc.), Wein delivers a heartbreaking tale of friendship during World War II. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 14, 2007

"This volume ends with Telemakos's realization of the extent of the danger he is in and the information he lacks, and will leave readers desperate for The Empty Kingdom, which cannot come soon enough. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. YA)"
A spellbinding story of great power fits into a series of intensely told tales. Read full book review >

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A COALITION OF LIONS by Elizabeth E. Wein
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Readers will eagerly await the next in Wein's cycle. (maps, glossary, historical note, list of characters) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
A gorgeously imagined and wildly exciting historical narrative, combining Arthurian legend with the kingdom of Aksum (Ethiopia). Read full book review >