Search Results: "Judith S. Wallerstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Written without jargon, this is a landmark study that dares to fly in the face of convention—in its conclusion that couples should 'seriously consider staying together for the sake of your children.'"
A thorough study of how divorce affects children years and decades after the fact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Regrettably, it also seems as if one in two psychology doctorates ends in a generally superficial book."
Yet another entrant in the anecdotal, pop-psych literature on marriage and divorce, this one from the coauthors of Second Chances (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1992

"Historians and sociologists—and, probably, Jews and New Englanders—will find Goldstein's study useful and diverting, but its subject is too narrow for just about everyone else. (Twenty b&w photos—not seen.)"
A chronicle of Jewish settlement and assimilation in three Maine towns—Bangor, Mount Desert Island, and Calais—during the first half of this century, well told by a sociologist native to the region. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRUX by James Dickey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 1999

"In disagreement with Auden, Dickey writes, 'Poetry makes plenty happen; it can change your life,' as this passionate and ornery epistolary collection proves."
Indefatigable literary estate agent Bruccoli (English/Univ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Provocative, if wholly arguable, and likely to enjoy wide circulation among the antiglobalism contingent."
Some folks worry that America is embarking on a new course of world domination. Noted social scientist Wallerstein argues that our day in the imperial sun is already over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HAVE A FRIEND by Judith Inglese
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Aims high but misses. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Staid pictures make a poor match for a child's free-flying introduction to an imaginary friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR ANNIE by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"The subtext here- -the value of written communication—is disarmingly wrapped in the warmly depicted relationship between generations, nicely extended in the cheerful illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In describing a correspondence between a child and her grandfather, Caseley deftly outlines the girl's growth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JORAH'S JOURNAL by Judith Caseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1997

"The resolution comes too easily, cramming all of Jorah's adjustment period into just a few days, but her predicament will still ring true for emerging readers. (Fiction. 7+)"
Caseley (Witch Mama, 1996, etc.) presents a hurried-up, condensed look at the first days of a third-grader in her new home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE IN THE KNOW by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1993

"A class trip to N.Y.C.'s Chinatown, knowledge that her own mother once unwittingly hurt her grandmother's feelings, worry over a crossing-guard's absence—these morsels make up Chloe's world; her triumphs should bring a smile. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Independent-minded Chloe, eldest child of three in the Kane family (Hurricane Harry, 1991, etc.), accompanies her mother through amniocentesis, sticks up for little brother Harry when he's unjustly accused of lying, and admits she's plagiarized a poem for her grandmother's birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCH MAMA by Judith Caseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The book becomes more of a primer on celebrating Halloween than a story about the Witch Mama. (Picture book. 4+)"
Jenna was born on Halloween; her mother was dressed up as a witch when she went into labor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Judith Rossell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Next time your child asks to shove a banana down the drain, go for it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Oliver goes down the drain, literally… maybe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SISTERS by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A terrific combination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Unlike many other adoption tales where a new sibling arrives from overseas, Kika is not a baby when she arrives but similar in age and size to Melissa, who eagerly anticipates Kika's arrival. Read full book review >