Search Results: "Jacob Berkowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Compare with the more traditional approach of Dino Dung (2005), from the Step Into Reading series. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Preserved excrement, whether dried, frozen or turned to rock, can provide all kinds of information to scientists. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIRD AND THE MOON SANDWICH by Linda Berkowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Although this is similar to Ivan Gantschev's Where the Moon Lives (p. 403), Berkowitz's book is more endearing; her nighttime illustrations include just the right combination of watery splash and comforting, downy fluff. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Gazing into the sky, Alfonse (Alfonse, Where are You?, 1996) and Little Bird spy the silver orb of the full moon. Read full book review >

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THE BOUNDARIES OF DESIRE by Eric Berkowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"As laws and mores continue to change at a rapid pace, this engaging study offers helpful historical and legal explanations."
This follow-up to lawyer Berkowitz's Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire (2012) brings Western society's continued attempt at regulating sexual mores to the present.Read full book review >

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SINNER’S BALL by Ira Berkowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Another shot to the guts from a guy who should have started writing these barnburners a long time ago."
A hard-nosed New York PI sifts through the ashes of a mysterious fatal fire. Read full book review >

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NOT MY BUDDY by Tracey Berkowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"An insightful, edifying tale of the toll that a parasitic disease can take."
In this detailed debut memoir, Berkowitz tells of her five-year struggle with chronic giardiasis. Read full book review >

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HIS SECRET LIFE by Bob Berkowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"As with the Magic Kingdom, some will be tantalized, others turned off. (For a look at women's sexual fantasies, see Wendy Maltz and Suzie Boss, In the Garden of Desire, p. 529.)"
Imagine a diverse group of men candidly sharing their sexual fantasies, with TV personality Berkowitz moderating and commenting with wit and sincerity on our nation's sexual habits. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDES by Gila Berkowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 1991

"Clearly, there are no new twists on the pot-of-gold-at-the- end-of-the-rainbow formula here, but Berkowitz creates several credible female characters whose searches for self-satisfaction will ring some familiar bells—and keep readers bending back the novel's covers."
Berkowitz, a contributor to Vogue, Playboy, and Glamour, debuts with this particularly busy and crowded story of baby- boom-era female friends seeking to find themselves in men and work. Read full book review >

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AWAY WITH WORDS by Joe Berkowitz
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 13, 2017

"Lighthearted and occasionally witty."
A merry look at competitive wordplay. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD by Jacob Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"A charming, tender, and ever pertinent life lesson. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Bird loves to learn new words, especially when they are "big bird" words. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MIGRATION by Jacob Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"A splendid and unique visual evocation of a significant historical movement. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sixty paintings (tempura on gesso; originals 12'' x 18'', some vertical, some horizontal), done in 1940-41, when this fine artist was in his early 20s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"But despite minor flaws, he writes with the kind of balance between imaginative daring and explicatory clarity that has become academia's rarest commodity."
A fascinating combination of a sometimes poetic ``love song'' to and a crisp structural analysis of Judaism's magnum opus, the Babylonian Talmud. Read full book review >