Search Results: "Karen Berman"


BOOK REVIEW

EASY-PEASY RECIPES by Karen Berman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Young cooks will likely be more successful serving as sous-chefs under their parents' tutelage than using this to strike out on their own. (Cookbook. 5-10)"
Unlike Berman's Friday Night Bites: Kick off the Weekend with Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family (2009; not reviewed), this effort is geared toward independent child chefs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Not just a compelling history, but a cry for help in the recurring struggle to gain what is supposed to be an inalienable right."
An incisive look at the many issues surrounding the right to vote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Diverting and often insightful, but ten minutes later you could be hungry for knowledge all over again."
The Astronomy columnist (Cosmic Adventure, 1998, etc.) invites readers to prowl their neighborhoods in search of everyday phenomena, then sit back and let him explain them—as well as the rest of the Universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Wilde Stories 2013 by Steve Berman
Released: June 15, 2013

"An impressive collection brimming with originality."
Editor Berman (Wilde Stories 2012, etc.) compiles an eerie, moving volume of gay-themed speculative fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERMISSION TO PARENT by Robin Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"While much of what Berman suggests can be found in other similarly intentioned books, the way she phrases her ideas is welcoming to parents and encourages them in all the best ways to grow into that important role."
How to set limits for your child in a balanced, supportive way. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CONSIDER MY SERVANT by Leonard H. Berman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"A rousing, if often lurid, saga and a gripping portrait of life in the pressure-cooker of Russian anti-Semitism."
A Jewish family weathers persecution in Tsarist Russia in this bombastic but engrossing historical epic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC IN THE MIRRORSTONE by Steve Berman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"First-rate fare for fantasy fans. (Short stories. 11-15)"
Led by Holly Black and Nina Kiriki Hoffman, 15 writers throw magical challenges at teenaged (mostly) characters in settings that range from exotic alternate realities to un-exotic high-school restrooms. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 11, 1990

Based on interviews with adult men and women whose parents were divorced when they were children, this study by a free-lance journalist of the effects of divorce is heartfelt but unsatisfying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"The author's parents owned a business in Times Square in his youth, and he himself has taught at the nearby CUNY Graduate Center for 30 years, so it's particularly disappointing that he delivers so little historical detail and so much pedantry."
From cultural critic Berman (Adventures in Marxism, 1999, etc.), a windy critical essay on Times Square's past and present, focusing primarily on the films and plays that were set there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERROR AND LIBERALISM by Paul Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Full of good, smart moments, even if its governing idea is tough to pin down."
A timely cri de guerre—or perhaps antiguerre or autre guerre—from a distinguished student of liberalism and its enemies. Read full book review >