Search Results: "Karen Ritz"


BOOK REVIEW

WINDOWS WITH BIRDS by Karen Ritz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Touching, unique and wise, a perfectly pitched tale of acceptance of the inevitable changes of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat lives in a house "that [has] windows with birds, / twenty-six stairs, / twenty- hiding places, and / one foolish mouse in the basement." 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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DADDY’S SONG by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Capturing a heartwarming moment as tuck-in time becomes a cozy, loving ritual. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Daddy strums his guitar as he sees his little girl off to sleep by singing her a unique song. Read full book review >

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ROTTEN EGG PATERSON TO THE RESCUE by Colin Thiele
ADVENTURE
Released: April 15, 1991

From one of Australia's best authors for children, a disappointing, old-fashioned story. 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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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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PUTTING ON THE RITZ by Joe Keenan
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An ebullient, overplotted tour of New York's brutish high life that's zany, arch, and gay in every sense of the word."
In a knockabout sequel to Blue Heaven (1988), songwriter Philip Cavanaugh agrees to write a set of tunes for untalented would-be songbird Elsa Champion—as a cover for spying on her boorish super- rich husband Peter. Read full book review >

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BOYS HERE--GIRLS THERE by Riki Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 5-9)"
In Depression-era Brooklyn, Jennie (Dinnie Abbie Sister-r-r!, 1987) begins public school while Papa tries to recover from losing his work as a jeweler, Mama gets a job, and the three children help more around the house. Read full book review >

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TAXI CAT AND HUEY by Gen LeRoy
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 1992

"Ritz's many soft-pencil, full-page illustrations are unusually appealing. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Taxi—a part Siamese who bills himself as a Ninja cat- -joins the Walton household, the newly orphaned and perpetually indolent Huey is shaken to his basset hound roots; still, Taxi (accompanied by his best friend Sushi—a knotted leather string) brings adventure and excitement into Huey's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDING FROM THE NAZIS by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"So real and clearly explained is Lore's anxiety that to younger readers the events that compelled it will not seem remote at all. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Adler (Child of the Warsaw Ghetto, not reviewed, 1995, etc.) continues a series of picture books set during WW II with this true account of a young Jewish child's concealment by a family of Dutch farmers. Read full book review >

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ELLIE'S BIRTHSTONE RING by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w drawings not seen. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-9)"
The author of several contemporary fantasies (Mail-Order Wings, 1981) tells a realistic story about the two weeks before a seventh birthday. 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 >