Search Results: "Jed Rubenfeld"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST SAY BOO! by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This wholesome, well-intentioned effort may result in an enthusiastic response even if the plot is a bit thin and the pictures fail to truly inspire. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rhyming call-and-response text propels this light trick-or-treating adventure to its pleasant end, where even the youngest child learns how to say "boo!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU NEAR AND FAR by Marjorie Blain Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Well-intentioned but confusing at best and actively hurtful at worst. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The rhyming story of a little cat who misses his grandmother and father, who both live far away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR CRANBERRIES by Lisl H. Detlefsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The author, who lives on a marsh, calls this a love letter to the cranberry-growing community, but it is also an enlightening, joyful celebration of a little-explored agricultural endeavor. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sam shares the autumn activities on his family's farm—harvest time on a cranberry bog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING by Anna Harber Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A bit bland, but it conveys the two-way message without turning syrupy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Chipmunk parents and children display mutual attachment in this uncomplicated new entry in the teeming "I Love You More/So Much/This Much/Forever" genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DREAM PLAYGROUND by Kate M. Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"This book may inspire more than dreams. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unnamed young girl tells readers how the empty lot down the street from her urban apartment became her dream playground—and the part she played in its unfolding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICK A PUP by Marsha Wilson Chall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Terrific for sharing, with bouncing and memorable phrasing and appealing, energetic illustrations, this sweet and satisfying tale showcases the charm and special qualities of dogs as well as the tenderness of a grandparent-grandchild relationship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sam is a thoughtful, dark-haired boy who is ready to adopt a dog. Read full book review >