Search Results: "Josh Lerman"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO RAISE MOM AND DAD by Josh Lerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Clarke illustrates each recommended course of conduct as a set piece, nicely strung together as pearls of sisterly wisdom. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An older sister gives her younger brother parenting advice in Lerman's resonant, jesting story. Read full book review >

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JOSH WHOEVER by Michael Guillebeau
Released: March 20, 2013

"First-timer Guillebeau, whose software programs reside in the International Space Station, churns out wisecracks with machine-gun rapidity. His plot may be improbable, but when the laughs come this fast and funny, who really cares?"
A con artist turns good Samaritan and pays the price. Read full book review >

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OPERATION JOSH TAYLOR by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Hampered by generic characterizations, this amusingly voiced but not-quite-funny comedy of errors is enjoyable but fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 13-year-old Hannah Smart's parents refuse to buy her concert tickets to see her pinup idol, superstar singer Josh Taylor, she and her genius best friend, Rachel Carter, must come up with a way to earn the money themselves. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Johnson never disappoints; in this one memory, family stories and baseball braid together a sweetly powerful and slyly subversive tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Peck's strong, evocative pastels with their vintage look are just right for Johnson's home run of a story. Read full book review >

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JOSH BAXTER LEVELS UP by Gavin Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Smartly paced and emotionally engaging, a book even those who have never held a controller will enjoy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A video game-obsessed middle schooler tackles his third new school in two years. Read full book review >

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Josh Climbs the Tree of Life by Lee Vranna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"A whimsical tale with plenty of zaniness that revolves around a sentimental and philosophical core."
A debut novel follows a teenager and his curious involvement with celestial beings. Read full book review >

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IN THE COMPANY OF NEWFIES by Rhoda Lerman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1996

"Though much of the book is overly subjective and intensely speculative, it should be of interest to Newfie lovers and devoted breeders; otherwise of limited appeal."
A highly romanticized account of life with six jumbo-size Newfoundland dogs and a litter of newborn Newfie pups, as told by longtime novelist Lerman (Animal Acts, 1994; God's Ear, 1989; etc.). ``This is a book about the dogs who look steadfastly into my eyes and move their lips in vowel shapes, speaking to me as I speak to them, because they want to be like me, because their life's work is not to be dog, but to be human,'' says Lerman on the opening page. Read full book review >

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MY FAT DAD by Dawn Lerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Laced with love, family dramas, recipes, and the pangs of growing up, Lerman's memoir is a satisfying treat."
Nutrition expert and New York TimesWell Blog contributor Lerman pens an intimate memoir about the intersections of intense family relationships and food, dieting, and healthy eating.Read full book review >

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RADIOMEN by Eleanor Lerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2015

"Without a streamlined plot to push it along, Lerman's novel feels torn between relishing the fun of its more outlandish components and clutching at an adult refusal of wonder."
Combining curiously disparate elements including radios, dogs, aliens and a religious cult, poet Lerman (Strange Life, 2014, etc.) pulls together a novel about a woman rediscovering how to find interest in her own life.Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF METEORS by Eleanor Lerman
Released: July 15, 2001

"An amusing and wise collection—and a welcome return."
Most readers will be unfamiliar with Lerman's poems—over 25 years have passed since her last collection was published—but this volume promises to win over many new fans and gratify older ones. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ACTS by Rhoda Lerman
Released: May 1, 1994

"A little didactic when Lerman talks about men and women as different species, but not enough to weigh down this otherwise effortlessly profound tale."
Put this in the ``We haven't seen this topic before'' category: A woman finds herself only after she leaves her husband and her lover for a gorilla. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU’LL BE SORRY by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Though even younger ones will reckon the unlikelihood of ever being in the same (so to speak) boat with Samantha, they may come away at least a little more convinced of the frequent connection between rash acts and unforeseen consequences. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sandwiched between Schneider's stout denials that the episode is based on personal experiences is a puckish tale of impulsive sibling violence and remorse in a family of Kevin Henkes-like mice. Read full book review >