Search Results: "Joshua Rosner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"Extremely timely given growing fears about the possibility of another financial crash."
New York Times business correspondent Morgenson (The Capitalists' Bible, 2009, etc.) and investment consultant Rosner combine their expertise in a fresh look at the causes of the 2008 mortgage meltdown. Read full book review >

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THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Elizabeth Rosner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A thoughtful, earnest first novel: it doesn't take any risks but sticks faithfully to its affecting mark."
It's hard not to like this lyrical, gently paced debut that confronts the terrible legacy carried by children of trauma and tragedy. Read full book review >

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BLUE NUDE by Elizabeth Rosner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Sexy premise, mushy plot."
Rosner's breathy, lightweight second novel (The Speed of Light, 2001) concerns a German artist and his Israeli model. Read full book review >

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ELECTRIC CITY by Elizabeth Rosner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Rosner offers a gentle meditation on love and loss: 'Rivers, oceans, the passing of molecules back and forth, darkness into brilliance and then gone.'"
Rosner (Blue Nude, 2006, etc.) draws on the immigrant experience of Charles Porteus Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady, as the background to a coming-of-age novel.Read full book review >

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THE MITTEN STRING by Jennifer Rosner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A sentimental family story celebrating a close-knit community. (brief knitting glossary, brief sign language glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hand-knit mittens provide more than warmth. Read full book review >

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SURVIVOR CAFÉ by Elizabeth Rosner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A thoughtful, probing meditation on the fragility of memory and the indelible inheritance of pain."
Trauma informs a memoir palpable with anger, sorrow, and frustration. Read full book review >

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SIXTH GRADE by Susie Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"While the lazy, clueless, arbitrary faculty takes a drubbing, Margot's peers display a realistic mix of cruelty, confusion, and kindness—a crowd-pleasing combination that should make this as popular in English as its award-winning progenitor has been across the pond. (Fiction. 10-12)"
First American edition of an early work by the author of Book of Coupons (2001), and inspired by her own daughter's experiences, this episodic tale of a young go-getter triumphing despite dreadful teachers and indifferent classmates will strike multiple chords of recognition in young readers. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA MOHR
by Alex Layman

“I wonder if this book emits its own hiss. What happens when you hold it to your ear?” Joshua Mohr asks in his new memoir, Sirens. “Can you make out my scorched music?”

When reading about a former alcoholic and junkie’s blackouts, cocaine binges, and repeated self-destruction, there’s a comfort to perceived distance. It’s easier to read this ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A cautionary wake-up call about addressing a seemingly innocuous hit to the head with critical care."
A comprehensive, anecdote-laden analysis of concussive head traumas. Read full book review >

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MY GUARDIAN ANGEL by Sylvie Weil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Lovely. (afterword, glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Troyes, France, 1096, and Crusaders are heading to Jerusalem. Read full book review >

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POOR LITTLE WITCH GIRL by Marie Desplechin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Middle-grade readers attracted by the premise will find the situation surprisingly familiar, although they may be disappointed that the mother has the first and last word. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Daughter and granddaughter of witches, 11-year-old Verbena resents her fate. Read full book review >

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SECRET LETTERS FROM 0 TO 10 by Susie Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A novel to cherish. (Fiction. 9-14)"
This charming translation of a French award-winner is certain to enchant readers on this side of the Atlantic. Read full book review >