Search Results: "Joan Jacobs Brumberg"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A brief but moving picture of how adolescent girls may have jumped from the frying pan of Victorian constraint into the fire of an era in which anything goes, as long as you don't have thunder thighs. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troubling overview of how today's adolescents have come to view their bodies as the projection of their worth, and how sexual permissiveness can be not only confusing but dangerous. ``More than any other group in the population, girls and their bodies have borne the brunt of twentieth-century social change,'' says the author. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fascinating, well-researched story whose telling glimmers rather than glistens."
The sad, instructive saga of a boy hanged in 1892 for a double homicide he committed at age 15. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 2012

"Fans of historical fiction may especially appreciate this entertaining recreation of Schubert's life; familiarity with the composer and his music is not a prerequisite."
Jacobs' historical novel details the life of Franz Schubert. Read full book review >

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COMFORT FOOD by Kate Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Not quite as satisfying as the title would lead us to expect."
The lives and loves of a TV chef, her daughters, neighbor and associates all receive a makeover in this lighthearted but sometimes sagging romantic problem-solver. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF KINGS by Mark Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Either too short or far too long: all setup and terribly little payoff."
A kidnapping brings together a spy, an acclaimed novelist, and a diplomat—in a less-than-thrilling thriller. Read full book review >

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THE PLAN by Bernard Jacobs
Released: Dec. 31, 2011

"An engaging, conspiracy-laden tale with a frightening premise."
In this action-packed thriller, a charismatic American president with a secret agenda sets in play a global war against radical Islamists. Read full book review >

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THE GUINEA PIG DIARIES by A.J. Jacobs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A lightweight but endearing and nimble look at how pursuing absurd extremes can illuminate the more mundane aspects of contemporary existence."
Esquire editor at large Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically, 2007, etc.) continues his unique brand of immersion journalism. Read full book review >

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Start With Mechanics - Color by Joe Jacobs
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"An informative first book for novices that covers a wide range of basic mechanics, tools and measures."
Jacobs' nuts-and-bolts mechanics guide covers what a layperson or newbie mechanic would need to get a foothold in the field. Read full book review >