Search Results: "Jess Rothenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Interesting idea, not-so-great execution. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Brie's heart literally breaks, killing her, she must go through the five stages of grief before moving on in the afterlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE-OUT GRANDMA by Joan Rothenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A book as welcome as a platter of freshly fried latkes—happily, a recipe is included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh, wry Hanukkah story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHY TULIP MURDERS by Rebecca Rothenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1996

"Rather dreary stuff, then, except perhaps to environmental enthusiasts."
Dr. Claire Sharples, a microbiologist working as farm advisor at a research station in the California Sierras (The Dandelion Murders, 1994, etc.), is not a happy camper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BULRUSH MURDERS by Rebecca Rothenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

"A judicious balance of science and emotion, then, and a better-than-average debut."
A well-thought-out, nicely written first mystery featuring microbiologist Claire Sharples, a former MIT researcher now trying to acclimate to a southern California agricultural field station, the local peach farmers, and Citrus Grove expert Sam Cooper, a quiet nerd who, somehow, unnerves her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DANDELION MURDERS by Rebecca Rothenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"As in The Bulrush Murders (1991), Rothenberg is knowing and exact about how lovers and other people fight, and her tale is twistier than mile-high blacktop."
Still struggling to adapt to the rigors of Parkerville, Calif. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Impressive and stimulating: an enticing exploration, from the artist's perspective, into the largely unanalyzed subject of birdsong. (A CD will be available on the author's Web site: http://www.whybirdssing.com.)"
An intriguing exploration into the science and art of birdsong, from musician and professor Rothenberg (Philosophy/New Jersey Institute of Technology). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"Despite a few fine set pieces, this is an overlong, essentially pointless anecdote in which unsympathetic hucksters are pitted against one another—and the consuming public."
A tedious case study of what can happen before, during, and after the shift of a desirable advertising account from one agency to another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUG MUSIC by David Rothenberg
Released: April 16, 2013

"Not for everyone, but adventurous audiophiles will catch Rothenberg's bug for insect-music appreciation."
A free-wheeling discourse on the nature of insect noise and its interaction with human ideas of music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fun, freewheeling discussion of the role of aesthetics in evolution and a celebration of the beauty to be found in the great diversity of life."
A philosopher and musician proposes that art is important to nature and that a deeper consideration of art in nature can enhance not only our understanding of evolution but of art itself. Read full book review >