Search Results: "Jacob Wheeler"


BOOK REVIEW

JACOB by Yair Zakovitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Intensely scholarly at times, but also an engaging analysis of one of the Bible's most complex figures."
A professor takes on the troubling story of Jacob, a deeply flawed man who later earned punishment, redemption and a unique and honored place in Jewish history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Wheeler ably captures 'the trauma and complexity of the Guatemalan adoption journey.'"
A journalistic account of the debate over Guatemalan adoption practices that morphs into a touching narrative of two families separated by culture but drawn together by the bonds of family. Read full book review >

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JACOB NEUSNER by Aaron W. Hughes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Hughes offers a worthwhile study of Neusner's life but little about the substance of his work."
The life story of the father of modern Jewish studies. Read full book review >

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JACOB JUMP by Eric Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"The setting is authentic (Morris knows his river) but the author has a long way to go before finding his voice."
Two Southern white guys, their lives a shambles, take a trip downriver only to find madness and death. Read full book review >

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JACOB LAWRENCE by Nancy Shroyer Howard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Unlike The Great Migration (1993), which reads like a quiet walk through a gallery accompanied by the artist, Howard's book is more like a scavenger hunt through the art itself. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Most of Lawrence's works that are covered in this book- -subtitled ``American Scenes, American Struggles''—such as The Great Migration, or the lives of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, involve a series of paintings that chronicle African-American history or create a biographical portrait. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Landay is yet another lawyer-turned-writer, and it's inevitable that he'll be compared to Scott Turow, but this novel succeeds on its own merits."
Landay does the seemingly impossible by coming up with a new wrinkle in the crowded subgenre of courtroom thrillers. Read full book review >

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BROTHER JACOB by Henrik Stangerup
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"These three books make an unassailable case for Danish identity in history, but their good intentions (the Kierkegaard scheme) are never quite realized into fiction of special immediacy or high relief."
Danish writer Stangerup completes a trilogy here—a set of works based on Kierkegaard's understanding of the Tripartite Man. Read full book review >

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Jacob and Lace by Tory Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A poignant tale of friendship with realistic and admirable young characters facing some of life's most difficult and complex issues."
A young boy and his sick mother find family and refuge in Idaho. Read full book review >

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ESAU AND JACOB by Joaquim Machado de Assis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"All hail this bounty, and grateful thanks for it."
A fascinating 1904 novel, the last of the Brazilian master's (1839-1908) four acknowledged masterpieces (the greatest of which is probably his Dom Casmurro). Read full book review >

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THE JACOB LADDER by Gerald Hausman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pulsating with exotic color, the story Hausman and Hinds have created is vibrant and heart-warming. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A fictionalized version of Hinds's childhood, he and Hausman have written a prose poem of a book that tells the story of a poor Jamaican boy who has to grow up real fast when his father suddenly abandons the family. Read full book review >