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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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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JOSEPHINA HATES HER NAME by Diana Engel
Released: March 24, 1989

The little alligator girl introduced in Josephina, the Great Collector is back in another illuminating vignette. Read full book review >

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THE SHELF-PAPER JUNGLE by Diana Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A gentle, reassuring message about the durability of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another bittersweet little tale of loss and change in a relationship that's been strengthened by shared artistic endeavors (see also Eleanor, Arthur, and Claire, 1992). Read full book review >

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ABC YOGA by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Still, a sturdy and playful introduction to the popular practice of an ancient tradition. (Board book. 2-4)"
A multihued cast of characters introduce yoga to preschoolers and toddlers. 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 >

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JOEL SALINAS
by Laura Jenkins

Dr. Joel Salinas’ medical school mentor isn’t just a professor of psychiatry who studies the brain and behavior. Dr. Peg Nopoulos is also a combination of twos, threes and fives (heavy on the twos) as well as reds, violets, and oranges. Though that may sound like a psychedelic drug trip or some bizarre new-age reverie, Salinas is simply describing how ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IT'S NOT LOVE, IT'S JUST PARIS by Patricia Engel
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"There's a sense of déjà vu to this sensitive but self-consciously doomy paean to first love."
A romance in Paris leaves an indelible mark on rich, young, smart-but-shy Lita del Cielo, in a downbeat coming-of-age tale by a noted new writer. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MONTPARNASSE by Howard Engel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1999

"The main break with Engel's Benny Cooperman series (Getting Away with Murder, 1998, etc.) is that this really is set in the period that series evokes."

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A compassionate guide for parents and educators."
Developmental psychologist Engel (Psychology/Williams Coll.; RealKids: Creating Meaning in Everyday Life, 2005, etc.) presents strategies for navigating the challenges and pitfalls of parenting. Read full book review >

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THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN by Patricia Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A dark comedy with unexpected heart."
After her older brother Carlito kills his girlfriend Isabela's baby girl because he thinks Isabela is cheating on him, 23-year-old Reina feels trapped trying to comfort him on death row—until his death frees her to start over in Crescent Key, a place where nobody knows her family history. Read full book review >

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THE ROANOKE GIRLS by Amy Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sordid, unrealistic, and unredeemed."
Whole lotta dead girls in this rural Kansas family. Read full book review >