Search Results: "Jed Rubenfeld"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH INSTINCT by Jed Rubenfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"An intriguing literary mystery mixing fact and fiction."
Terrorism, political conspiracies and financial shenanigans combine in the latest from Rubenfeld (The Interpretation of Murder, 2006, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER by Jed Rubenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Meaty and provocative, though also grandiose and calculated."
Sigmund Freud and friends play Sherlock Holmes in an Alienist-style historical murder mystery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"On a highly touchy subject, the authors tread carefully, backing their assertions with copious notes. Though coolly and cogently argued, this book is bound to be the spark for many potentially heated discussions."
Husband and wife professors at Yale Law School explore why some cultural groups in the United States are generally more successful than others. Read full book review >

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JED AND THE JUNKYARD WAR by Steven Bohls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A well-wrought debut with enough of a start on both the plot and worldbuilding to leave readers impatient for the follow-up. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Searching for his missing parents, a lad finds himself in a world where sky ships sail over oceans not of water, but of heaped-up appliances and other junk. Read full book review >

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A BIG BED FOR JED by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A funny look at a common parenting hurdle. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The transition from his crib to a big-boy bed may prove to be too much for Jed and his exasperated family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Frequently profane, steeped in violent imagery, and sometimes unduly speculative, but Horne tells the whole story."
The city editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune analyzes an extraordinary sequence of events that turned a cut-and-dried murder case into a protracted, racially tinged mangling of due process. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2006

"A heart-wrenching chronicle of nature's wrath and the human condition."
Agonizing, in-the-trenches retelling of Hurricane Katrina and her catastrophic consequences. Read full book review >

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CLEMENT GREENBERG by Florence Rubenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"A clear and honest summary of the life of one of the most pugnacious, influential, and original critics of modern art. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sympathetic biography of the controversial critic who championed the abstract expressionist school as early as 1944, when he anointed Jackson Pollock and a few others as the ``future of American painting.'' The bristly Greenberg, who died in 1994, began writing literary and art criticism and essays in the '30s, while working for the US Customs Service in New York. Read full book review >

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CHEER UP, MOUSE! by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Simple and satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who doesn't love a parade? Read full book review >

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I SPEAK DINOSAUR by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Straight didacticism, uninspired by its obvious influences and too thin to provide more than a pretense of concealment for its agenda. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Will loud roars, acting out and snatching toys away from younger sibs lead to friendly playtimes and happy parents, or being ejected from the house and shunned by the neighborhood? Take a wild guess. Read full book review >

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ASCENT by Jed Mercurio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2007

"The protagonist never quite comes alive, and so neither does the novel."
In his U.S. debut, British author Mercurio traces the fictional trajectory of a Soviet-era cosmonaut from orphan to military ace to moon-lander. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS OF A FEATHER by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Humor and humility mark Ty's arc in his third outing. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Now that his best friend, Joseph, is out of the hospital and returning to school, second-grader Ty hopes things will be just as they used to be, but he finds that change is a normal part of life. Read full book review >