Search Results: "Jerry Segal"


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THE PLACE WHERE NOBODY STOPPED by Jerry Segal
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Colorful characters, delightful dialogue, and lively action following a repetitive folkloric design should make this a readaloud winner. (Illustrations not seen.) (Fiction. 8+)"
Told in the rich, well-honed style of a practiced storyteller, a sturdy yarn about a Jewish family taking refuge with a Christian baker in a backwater Russian village while they await passports to America, for which they've paid a cousin their life savings. Read full book review >

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FAR FAR AWAY! by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Hilarious scenes of the little pig with his very porcine snout and corkscrew tail anthropomorphically riding in a grocery cart, astride a bike, tucked in a sleeping bag and dwarfed by a parka add layers of humor and charm to this otherwise simple story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A piglet's plan to run away gives the familiar home/away/home theme new meaning. Read full book review >

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ALISTAIR AND KIP’S GREAT ADVENTURE! by John Segal
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Even pre-readers will have no trouble following along on this up-and-down ride. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Segal pairs an impulsive cat and a hesitant dog on a quick but exciting nautical outing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Segal's analysis begins to fill a tremendous void in the literature and will be a welcome change to depressing and damaging stereotypes that depict all men as savage sexual beings and women as unwitting victims."
A fresh and welcome feminist perspective on the place and value of heterosexual sex in society. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 2016

"A brief but comprehensive and enthusiastic guide to conducting thorough, legal investigations."
A manual for readers interested in tracking down facts that others might prefer to keep hidden. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"With contemporary black-and-white photographs. (index) (Biography. 12-15)"
This well-constructed if somewhat overwritten collective biography profiles eight Jewish women of this century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2007

"A self-promotion guide that is packed with solid instruction yet remains upbeat."
Public-relations consultant and marketing strategist Segal shares ideas to generate publicity and provide a competitive edge in real estate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Plausible, well-supported prophecies."
Incisive but dispassionate speculations about the future, come 1997 and beyond, of Britain's last vestige of glory and empire as Hong Kong reunites with China. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF COMEDY by Erich Segal
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"If only every writer so smart were so engaging."
Segal—yes, he of Love Story and, if you didn't know, a fellow at Oxford—turns his attentions to literary criticism in this survey of comic theater from the ancient Greeks to a humorless Irishman. Read full book review >

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OUT OF TIME by Lynne Segal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"Segal refers to multiple cultural touchstones in service of her writing; this book should become a touchstone itself for those interested in aging."
Extended meditations on aging. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"Not necessarily for general readers, but a must for policymakers."
An optimistic forecast for the future of American innovation. Read full book review >

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ARIA by Susan Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Most everything to do with Eve's emotional state rings poignantly true, but the cardboard characters surrounding her ensures that she won't escape the conventions of melodrama."
Short-story writer Segal's first novel—while an astute study of the internal chaos resulting from a shipwreck survivor's effort to recover from the loss of her entire family—also offers a few less-appealing manipulative turns. Read full book review >