Search Results: "Hannah Strom-Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A change of pace from the teeming swarms of fantasy and paranormal romance but too underpowered to achieve escape velocity. (author bios) (Science fiction/short stories. 12-14)"
A low-wattage collection of original stories and poems, as unmemorable as it is unappealingly titled. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UNCERTAIN ROADS by Yale Strom
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 31, 1993

"Maps; six songs, with music; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The author of A Tree Still Stands: Jewish Youth in Eastern Europe Today (1990) considers the Rom (gypsies) in similar format: their past, present status, and the lingering scars of the Holocaust (hundreds of thousands lost their lives to the Nazis); abundant candid photos, both b&w and in color; and extensive quotes from Rom of all ages in four countries: Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden. Read full book review >

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THE GENTLE ORDER OF GIRLS AND BOYS by Dao Strom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2006

"Were these stories actually written earlier than Strom's affecting first novel? They feel like apprentice work."
The complex experience of cultural assimilation is explored in achingly personal terms in this dour successor to the Asian-American (now Texas resident) author's debut novel, Grass Roof, Tin Roof (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRASS ROOF, TIN ROOF by Dao Strom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Still, knowing characterizations and an aching sense of rootlessness and identity crisis make for an affecting and memorable debut."
The ordeal of assimilation is the central subject of this unusually fragmented, always engrossing first novel from a Vietnamese writer now living in Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CALL OF ZULINA by Kay Marshall Strom
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"An inadequate treatment of a compelling premise. (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
A sheltered young woman comes to terms with her family's stake in the West African slave trade in the late 1700s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOYS ONLY by Martin Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Take this for what it is: a cute, quick offering, with likely appeal to even the most reluctant young boys. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-12)"
A slender, graphically formatted survival guide in the vein of Conn Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys (2007) and Dominqiue Enright's The Boy's Book (2007). Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING THAT SAVED A TOWN by Yale Strom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A sense of worthy values is stressed while offering a flavor of the marriage rituals in a nontraditional setting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With his village beleaguered by an outbreak of cholera, Pinsk's learned Rabbi Yamferd decides, as legend dictates, to initiate a miracle by officiating at a "black wedding" of two orphans in a cemetery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Much more medical detail than was provided by Challem, accompanied by an equally worthwhile plan for improving health. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
What it is, how to treat it—a well-based medical guide to the newly named cluster of metabolic abnormalities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S IS FOR SALMON by Hannah Viano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Urchins and volcanoes and whales, oh my! This eye-catching alphabet book affectionately showcases the Northwest's bountiful beauty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anemone, blackberry, crab, Douglas fir, eagle…this elegant alphabet book mirrors the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >