Search Results: "Jill Abramson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Scout appears to be a lovable dog, but much of the fun of new dog ownership is overshadowed by the author's persistent cadence of anxieties about puppyhood."
New York Times managing editor Abramson (co-author: Obama: The Historic Journey, 2009, etc.) chronicles her experience raising a boisterous new puppy. Read full book review >

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READY OR NOT, HERE COMES SCOUT! by Jill Abramson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Kids don't want a lesson in playground etiquette delivered in didactic fashion from a puppy, even a cute one. Ready or not? Not. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boisterous golden retriever puppy narrates her attempts to make friends at the dog park in this earnest but uninspired story that fails to capture the bouncy charm of a real puppy. Read full book review >

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UNSAID by Neil Abramson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Readers will either adore or despise this combination of animal-rights zealotry and love-conquers-all spirituality."
The premise in lawyer and animal-rights activist Abramson's first novel—about a recently deceased veterinarian keeping her eye on the humans and animals she's left behind—is that the "consciousness" of all living beings must be respected equally. Read full book review >

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SHADOW GIRL by Deb Abramson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"The memoir as reduced to recitals of dysfunction."
A competently written, unremarkable coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >

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POSTMORTEM by Jeffrey Abramson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1996

"A small contribution to understanding an overblown story."
A collection of essays on this season's ``trial of the century,'' edited by lawyer Abramson (Politics/Brandeis Univ.; We the Jury, 1994). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Despite the surprisingly short shrift given to the Menendez trial, a terrific introduction to criminal defense by a master practitioner. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 150,000)"
Erik Menendez's defense attorney proves why she's one of the best in the business. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 1992

"An unusual perspective that conveys an impression sometimes closer to the court intrigues of the past than to the supposedly more rational politics of the present. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An absorbing account of the life of W. Averill Harriman, one of that remarkable group of ``wise men'' whose lives were so closely linked to the foreign policy of the postwar US as it emerged to world power; by a Washington correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1994

"Brilliant, accessible scholarship that perfectly complements Stephen J. Adler's recent, anecdotal The Jury (p. 893)."
An eloquent and persuasive study of how the American jury system has degenerated since colonial times and what can be done to restore it. ``Jurors are forever smarter than assumed by lawyers working from manuals,'' writes Abramson (Politics/Brandeis; The Electronic Commonwealth, 1988), and he should know; he was a prosecutor in a DA's office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >

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MR. LARGE IN CHARGE by Jill Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The story's telling and its pictures are funny, even if the premise isn't particularly new. (Picture book. 4-7)"
We have heard this particular song before—Mom needs a day in bed and Dad cheerfully takes over, with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’M NOT A BABY by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2006

"Incongruous pairings in the comic gouache illustrations (a wood-fired stove, candlestick-style telephone and gas-lit chandelier cohabit with a laptop computer, electric light bulb and crimson high-top sneakers) remind us that this is nothing new. (Picture book. 4-7)"