Search Results: "Karen Kaufman Orloff"


BOOK REVIEW

I WANNA IGUANA by Karen Kaufman Orloff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A familiar domestic interchange, played out with broad comedy—and mutual respect, too. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In epistolary dialogue with his mom, a lad yearning for an iguana tries various approaches, from logic and sweet talk to emotional blackmail. Read full book review >

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I WANNA GO HOME by Karen Kaufman Orloff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"A clever conceit ably rendered; this is bound to prove popular with loving grandparents and caustic kids alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A child's skepticism takes a header when a vacation with Grandma and Grandpa proves more wild than mild. Read full book review >

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TALK, OSCAR, PLEASE! by Karen Kaufman Orloff
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Though the rhymes are at times a little forced, the message of a boy's love for and kinship with his dog speaks for itself. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Oscar is a friendly pup who can make lots of noises: yips and howls, barks and growls, whimpers and wheezes. Read full book review >

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I WANNA NEW ROOM by Karen Kaufman Orloff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A sneaky lesson wrapped up in a flaky bundle of fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Alex has his iguana (I Wanna Iguana, 2004), but now, thanks to Baby Annie, he has to share his room with his little brother Ethan. Read full book review >

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ANDY KAUFMAN by Bob Zmuda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Whatever readers believe or don't about Andy Kaufman, this book will confirm that particular 'truth.'"
Another biography of the idiosyncratic comedian that will make fans question what the authors' previous work on the subject offered and to doubt that this will really be their "final" word. Read full book review >

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KAREN MEMORY by Elizabeth Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Supplies all the Bear necessities: strong female characters, existential threats, intriguing developments and a touch of the light fantastic."
Steampunk: Something of a new venture for Bear, whose previous output (Steles of the Sky, 2014, etc.) has ranged from heroic fantasy to science fiction, often with an embedded murder mystery.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"In the interim, however, this serves as a fine introduction to a stimulating thinker whose influence continues to rise as therapy becomes more pragmatic and less dogmatic."
Eminently useful, although somewhat contradictory, this admiring intellectual biography of an iconoclastic psychoanalyst recapitulates the strengths and weaknesses of its subject's thought. Read full book review >

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Karen Lost and Found by Karen Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"An unforgettable memoir about a lesser-known legacy of domestic violence."
Wilson's first-person account of living with a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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A VERSION OF THE TRUTH by Jennifer Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lightly touching on both intellectual and class snobbery, the authors (Literacy and Longing in L.A., 2006) have crafted a thoughtful version of the girl-done-good tale."
A slight premise belies an engaging story about a young woman transforming herself into the kind of person she's always wanted to be. Read full book review >

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How I Married Karen by Robert J. Avrech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A delightfully romantic, true story of unabashed, unapologetic and unwavering persistence."
A memoir about a young man's coming-of-age as an Orthodox Jew in New York and his protracted courtship of his wife. Read full book review >

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FREUD'S MISTRESS by Karen Mack
Released: July 9, 2013

"Readers with an interest in the private life of Sigmund Freud may find the book of interest."
A fictionalized account of Sigmund Freud's romantic involvement with his sister-in-law. Read full book review >