Search Results: "Jeff Bridges"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGES by Didier Cornille
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A work of beauty and a conveyance into human ingenuity. (Informational picture book. 6 & up)"
Ten bridges that both changed how we get from here to there and stunned us with their design beauty and engineering cleverness. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An attractive introduction. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Robbins's unique style of hand-tinting b&w photos, retaining some of their graphic crispness while adding color that is softer and subtler than that of a color photo, serves well for this showcase for 16 types of bridges—from a log over a stream to such varied and complex structures as the Brooklyn Bridge, New Jersey Turnpike, and a vertical lift alternative to a drawbridge. Read full book review >

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THE DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER by Jeff Bridges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"May lead readers to plenty of better introductions to Zen. You dig?"
A rambling conversation on all things Zen between the mystic-minded movie star and his spiritual teacher. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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NATURAL BRIDGES by Debbie Lynn McCampbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Altogether, an intelligent celebration of the sometimes conflicting forces of family loyalty and romantic love."
An accomplished debut novel about a family that lives in one of those rural locales where the old are ornery, the middle-aged disappointed, and only the young happy. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A rigorous and balanced examination of a sadly neglected figure in the American labor movement."
A debut book delivers a searching history of a labor leader's relentless persecution by the U.S. government. Read full book review >

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LONDON BRIDGES by Jane Stevenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"An energetic debut that tries to be too many things as it celebrates the varieties of love, solves a crime, and comments on the need for historic preservation in cool Britannia."
Interesting characters, an agreeable setting—contemporary London—and accomplished writing, all are folded together into an overstuffed first novel about a group of men and women who find love and purpose as they save an old garden and capture a greedy lawyer who's taken to crime. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES ARE TO CROSS by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This book will open young eyes to the marvels of bridge-building, and carry readers to a whole wide world of wonder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Stunning, detailed cut-paper designs illustrate an impressive celebration of bridges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Interesting and inspiring, this story makes painfully clear how the fight to survive extended well beyond the war years; the discomforts and obstacles the author faced and articulates in such riveting detail will make readers squirm at the security and ease of their own lives. (Memoir. 12-14)"
In a sequel to the well-received I Have Lived a Thousand Years (1997, not reviewed), Bitton-Jackson writes of her life as Elli Friedmann in 1945, when she, her brother, and mother were liberated from Auschwitz and sent back to their former home in Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >