Search Results: "Joshua Henkin"


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THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU by Joshua Henkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2012

"A novel that satisfies all expectations in some very familiar ways."
A family melodrama that encompasses both tragedy and farce, as an upper-middle-class clan gathers to mourn a dead son and perhaps move on. Read full book review >

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MATRIMONY by Joshua Henkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Ragged, but it gets to you and stays with you. Expect even better things from Henkin in the future."
The second novel from the Brooklyn-based author of Swimming Across the Hudson (1997) is an appealing story of romance, wedlock, personal and spousal conflict and growth. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING ACROSS THE HUDSON by Joshua Henkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1997

"A welcome message of tolerance and inclusiveness unfortunately finds only tepid expression here."
Henkin gives an overly self-serious treatment to a potentially engrossing debut about an adopted son coming to terms with Jewish identity and the many varieties of family. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA by Andrew Kane
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"In revealing the very human side of racial tension, Kane offers up an engaging and heartfelt tale."
A story of love and racial tension set in Brooklyn as it spans across decades and transforms the lives of Kane's (Rabbi, Rabbi, 1995) three main characters. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA DREAD by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A twisty, swiftly moving adventure sure to please superhero fans. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"It's embarrassing to run into your parents when you're with people from school, especially when your parents are about to destroy the planet." Read full book review >

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JOSHUA GREYMAN by Maeve Sidhe Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2007

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JOSHUA DREAD by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A superpowered thumbs up. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When the substitute librarian tries to kill you on the last day of school, it doesn't bode well for summer break. Read full book review >

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OVER THE JOSHUA SLOPE by Lyman Hafen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The story loses focus briefly when one rancher learns that his son has been killed in a helicopter crash; otherwise, this well-knit, undemanding first novel about a boy winning acceptance and working on his sense of self-worth has a satisfying solidity. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A modern cattle roundup becomes a 12-year-old's rite of passage. Read full book review >

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SPLASH, JOSHUA, SPLASH! by Malachy Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp1999 or Ann Jonas's same-titled episode (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Wilson-Max's bright, page-filling, heavily outlined figures are just the ticket for getting the attention of preschoolers, but Doyle's tale founders on herky-jerky pacing and character ambiguity. Read full book review >