Search Results: "Joel Engel"


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L.A. '56 by Joel Engel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2012

"Disturbing social history in the form of a fast-paced thriller."
True-crime story of rape and racism in postwar Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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BILLY JOEL by Mark Bego
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Plenty of factoids and musical insight about our Piano Man, but at the end of this catty biography, Billy Joel is still The Stranger."
The book that millions of fans have pined for…sort of. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A tidy synthesis, but not so insightful that it can succeed without the horse's mouth. (30 b&w photos)"
Though top-heavy on the business side, this look at pop idol Billy Joel pulls together many aspects of his life, even if they fail to cohere fully. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2005

"Manufactured suspense, along with pages of invented and hackneyed dialogue, vitiates this account of the varieties of heroism."
An African-American military officer tells his story—or, rather, his two stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2016

"Though a balanced, objective study of the case would be useful and illuminating, Grumet does provide a readable look at the nitty-gritty of New York's political machine."
Post-mortem of an unusual Supreme Court case regarding the separation of church and state. Read full book review >

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AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE by Richard Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"An intriguing journalistic memoir built around a lucid, alarming overview of where the Middle East has been and where it is heading."
A deft personal account of a career spent reporting from the Middle East, witnessing the evaporation of peace and stability. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE SONG by Diana Engel
Released: March 1, 1999

A brief, rhythmic text combines lullaby with concept book. Read full book review >

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Ghost of a Shadow by Andrea Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"An otherworldly setting, grounded by irresistible melodrama and an unshakeable protagonist worth rooting for."
A Florida teen unhappy at home and tormented by bullies at school discovers a dreamlike world where she can escape and that may be more real than she knows in this YA fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR, ARTHUR, AND CLAIRE by Diana Engel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"With the importance it places on creativity in relationships and in working through grief, unusual and effective as well as appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire loves visits with Grandma, a painter, and Grandpa, a sculptor. Read full book review >

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ABC LOVE by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An emotional mess. Here's hoping Engel finds a text worthy of her playful art. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Children and their grown-ups explore the ABCs of love. Read full book review >