Search Results: "Hadassah Lieberman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Heavy on affirmative experiences; light on political insight."
Side-by-side diaries from the first Jewish candidate for vice-president and his wife chronicle some laughs and some letdowns, but no regrets. Read full book review >

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EZRA AND HADASSAH by Heather Young
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"An unsentimental, affecting look at foster care, abuse, and mental illness."
A heart-wrenching memoir recounts two siblings' upbringing by their abusive adoptive parents and Oregon's foster-care system. Read full book review >

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OFF POINTE by Leanne Lieberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A formulaic story that will appeal to dance fanatics. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A teen with a ballet obsession learns to appreciate modern dance. Read full book review >

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THE UNPREDICTABLE SPECIES by Philip Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2013

"A fascinating though occasionally crotchety scholarly presentation of the relationship among biology, genetics and culture. May be difficult going for some general readers."
Lieberman (Emeritus Linguistics/Brown Univ.; Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language, 2006, etc.) examines the unique creative potential of the human brain. Read full book review >

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SOJOURN AT ELMHURST by Michael Lieberman
Released: April 1, 1998

"Flashes of poetic skill, as in the eloquent 'But,' make the rest of this sequence, with its excess of prose, seem like a work in progress, in desperate need of Lieberman's solid versifying."
Lieberman, a Houston research physician, overreaches in this second book of poems, a narrative sequence concerning a middle-aged Jewish biochemist who checks into a mental hospital in order to resolve his spiritual tensions and sort out the competing voices in his head. Read full book review >

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SHADOW DANCERS by Herbert Lieberman
Released: June 7, 1989

A psycho-killer-stalks-Manhattan novel that recycles the middle-aged cop-hero and high-impact prose of Lieberman's best (Nightbloom, 1984) but that generates only the modest thrills of his The Green Train (1986) or Night Call from a Distant Time Zone (1982). Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET by Layne Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2013

"While not a game-changer, this book repackages familiar diet advice in a friendly, inspiring and practical format."
Cheese, chocolate and wine do have a place in a healthy lifestyle—that's what this debut author and registered dietitian says we can learn from Europe's longest-lived populations. Read full book review >

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LAUREN YANOFSKY HATES THE HOLOCAUST by Leanne Lieberman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A thought-provoking exploration of a teen's evolving ideals. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A Jewish teen who has decided to become "un-Jewish" experiences a soul-searching junior year. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE BOTTICELLI EYES by Herbert Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Lieberman's knowing portrait of the international art world, the tautly paced plot, and his two complex, believable protagonists make this a highly effective work, though some may find the details of the serial killer's labors decidedly unpleasant."
All Mike Manship, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, wants to do is stage the definitive show of Renaissance painter Botticelli. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"But the good moments are far between, hardly worth slogging through the rest for."
A schoolteacher and storyteller tells his own story with scant success. Read full book review >

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SANDMAN, SLEEP by Herbert Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"The mixture of detection and fantasy—the fantasy greatly predominating—makes this somewhat comparable to Akif Pirináci's recent Felidae, though without the imaginative consistency that made Pirináci's book such a tour de force."
A hundred years from now, the ritual return and sudden death of a mysterious, absent father lead to troubling questions about his life's work, the Humanus research project, that range far beyond whodunit—in this ambitious, sporadically inspired fantasy/mystery, a real departure for crime-pro Lieberman (Shadow Dancers, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >