Search Results: "Ira Moskowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

IRA FOXGLOVE by Thomas McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2004

"Reminiscent of the best of Walker Percy: a deeply funny, strange, moving account of middle-aged angst overcome by genius, sympathy, and profound naiveté."
A deceptively lighthearted fourth novel by the late cult favorite McMahon (1943-99; Loving Little Egypt, 1986, etc.) depicts a forlorn husband's tragicomic quest to reclaim his AWOL wife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1976

"A plumb line to the rich primal sea of Singer's storytelling."
This essay will try to relate the experiences of one who considers himself a bit of a mystic," and in the light of Singer's introductory exegesis, one who is also a bit of a seeker, one with a nodding acquaintance with demons and the better angels. Read full book review >

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IRA GERSHWIN by Philip Furia
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Ira was a master at breathing new life into old formulas with an urbane wit; Furia, unfortunately, is unable to do the same."
Furia, who has already attempted a general survey of the great American lyricists (Poets of Tin Pan Alley, 1990), turns his attention to the works of a giant of the field. Read full book review >

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IRA CRUMB MAKES A PRETTY GOOD FRIEND by Naseem Hrab
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A valuable lesson in friendship, with walking pickles on the side. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Ira Crumb is "trustworthy, super helpful, and also really fun to be around"—but, having just moved, he is also "The New Kid." Read full book review >

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INVINCIBLE SUMMER by Hannah Moskowitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 19, 2011

"Moskowitz's second novel is more sand-in-shorts-irritating than engaging beach-blanket read, a sad follow-up to her powerful debut, Break (2009). (Fiction. YA)"
Every summer, Chase knows what to expect: time in the sand with his siblings, the company of the girls next door and the occasional fights between his parents. Read full book review >

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PLAIN DOCTORING by Richard Moskowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2013

"An eye-opening but heavy-handed look at the medical profession from a doctor who turned his back on its standard practices."
In an essay collection that's part memoir, part homeopathy textbook, a doctor embraces the ideals of patient-centered treatment and attacks hallmarks of traditional medicine, including vaccination. Read full book review >

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TEETH by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Provocative, unsettling, complex and multilayered. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
In a taut, unusual fable, narrator Rudy's family has moved to a remote island where a rare species of fish has magical healing properties when eaten. Read full book review >

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GONE, GONE, GONE by Hannah Moskowitz
Released: April 17, 2012

"A complete miss from an otherwise solid author. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The Beltway sniper shootings and the attacks of 9/11 become the crucible for this exploration of teenage grief and love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A harsh critic of the forces changing urban life paints a vivid and grim picture of the future of American cities."
A freelance journalist reveals the many evils of gentrification. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF GLITTER AND BLOOD by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 28, 2015

"In spite of its narrative unevenness, this novel of friendship, love, and fighting for one's beliefs should find a place among fans of the modern fairy story. (Fantasy. 15-18)"
When war broke out a year ago in the fairy city of Ferrum, its inhabitants, except for four young rebellious fairies, fled in search of a safer home. Read full book review >

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HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS by Ira Bloom
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A reworking of some classic stories that will entertain its readers even if it doesn't stay with them very long. (Fantasy. 13-18) "
Franklin N. "Norm" Stein, a scarred teen with acromegaly, starts at a new school where he meets a trio of sisters who are witches and helps them escape the thrall of two vampires. Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING SONG by Ira Eisenstadt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A swing and a miss."
An aging baseball player struggles with life off the field. Read full book review >