Search Results: "Jane S. Gerber"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1992

"A lively, much-needed history of a vital but overshadowed community."
A comprehensive history of the Sephardic Jews, from first- century Spain to recent developments in Syria. Read full book review >

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A BAND OF BABIES by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Exuberant and full of fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A precocious toddler leads his multiethnic play group in fun and mischief. Read full book review >

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JUGGLING by Jane S. Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Despite this admitted shortcoming and the occasional excess of personal information, Juggling provides an honest and insightful consideration of one courageous woman's experience."
A sobering account of women's struggle for opportunity and equality in the work force, seen through the eyes of one of the leaders in the fight. Read full book review >

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INNER CHIMES by Bobbye S. Goldstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 1992

"Not essential, but a good contribution to the poetry unit. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty pleasant poems about writing and enjoying poetry, mostly from standbys like X. J. Kennedy, Nikki Giovanni, Eleanor Farjeon, etc., and none more than a page long. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S GOLD by Jane S. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"With its injoke quality, the story here will particularly entertain the intellectual and artistic elite Smith pokes fun at, but there are enough acid darts aimed at the rest of us to keep readers laughing—or at least smiling ruefully."
A first novel of high comedy about would-be artists, art theorists, and trend-setters vacationing in Provence, from an author respected for her serious nonfiction (Patenting the Sun, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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Done with Men Forever by S. Jane Scheyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A delightful read that may make readers want to move to New England, stay in a B&B, and fall in love."
A charming romantic comedy about an unemployed woman and an ex-NFL player at odds with each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"An accessible introduction to an agricultural innovator that gives equal weight to his life of experimentation and what it has meant for society."
In-depth look at a pioneering horticulturalist and the impact of his work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRESHMAN by Michael Gerber
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"Nevertheless, this scathing takedown of elite colleges, if poorly paced, is consistently comical for those familiar with the system. (Fiction. YA)"
This acerbic parody of Ivy League education works better as burlesque than as novel. Read full book review >

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BRACED by Alyson Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Comparisons to Judy Blume's Deenie (1973) might be inevitable, but Rachel stands admirably on her own. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Both the literal and figurative senses of the word "spine" form the backbone of Gerber's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEANOR VS. IKE by Robin Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Even the most diehard fans of Eleanor—or Hillary Clinton, who makes a cameo appearance—will find the wooden dialogue and preachy pseudo-history nearly unreadable."
This dewy eyed fiction about Eleanor Roosevelt beating Eisenhower to become the first woman president in 1952 makes barely veiled allusions to the current campaign. Read full book review >

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FLEX by Jane Hyun
NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2014

"Hyun and Lee offer convincing evidence to illustrate how to enhance communication skills across various workplace divides."
With the assistance of Miller, executive coaches Hyun (Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians, 2005) and Lee examine how "infusing cultural proficiency initiatives into company-wide values, policies and programs achieves a demonstrable effect." Read full book review >