Search Results: "Joel Baden"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HISTORICAL DAVID by Joel Baden
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"This unflattering portrait of King David is a hard pill to swallow."
Following the lead of other scholars seeking to recreate history as portrayed in the Bible, Baden (Old Testament/Yale Divinity School; The Promise to the Patriarchs, 2013, etc.) sets out to thoroughly upend the story of King David. Read full book review >

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SKELETON JUSTICE by Michael Baden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2009

"A well-plotted thriller supported by real-world experience and the main characters' likability."
A bizarre series of attacks that terrify New York may be linked to the brutal history of a foreign regime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An impressive monograph by two scholars well-positioned to examine the impact of religion on secular life."
Two biblical scholars combine to dig into the actions and words of the billionaire Green family, founders of the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADDIS BERNER BEAR FORGETS by Joel Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Written in spare rhythmic language, the text lends itself to being read aloud; however, a close inspection of the illustrations is absolutely necessary for full understanding and enjoyment of this subtle, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Addis Berner Bear, a brown bear, arrives in a large, nameless city amidst the chaos of swirling snow, speeding cars and rushing holiday shoppers. Read full book review >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2007

"Fanciful fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a little boy encounters a fantastical creature, he uses his imagination to keep his new friend entertained. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER by Joel Meyerowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An attractive book that will be most useful as a complement to the film. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
In the manner of Violette Verdy's step-by-step retellings (Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers, 1991), a scrupulously detailed narration explicating what's seen in a full performance of The Nutcracker—in this case, the new film version. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMAINS SILENT by Michael Baden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"Light and not terribly original."
A tightly plotted but clumsily written debut thriller by a husband-and-wife team with high-profile careers in forensic pathology and law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 15, 1999

"An essential volume. (index, not seen, b&w reproductions, chronology, notes) (Biography. 12-15)"
The first full-length biography of an escaped slave who became a leader in Boston's African-American community, this brilliant combination of clear thinking, crisp writing, and carefully mapped research presents a picture of a man who was more doer than dreamer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST COMPASS by Joel Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"A cracking good adventure with a diverse cast in a memorable world. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to The Fog Diver (2015) takes readers back to a post-apocalyptic world in which civilization has been driven into the skies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEING THINGS by Joel Meyerowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Truly an eye-opening invitation. (Picture book. 11-15)"
Paired to a personal selection of favorite photos from a broad variety of artists, Meyerowitz distils a lifetime's thought about getting, and appreciating, the shot. Read full book review >