Search Results: "Karen Rostoker-Gruber"


BOOK REVIEW

BANDIT’S SURPRISE by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

Rostoker-Gruber and Nguyen give Bandit a new sibling in this sequel to Bandit (2008), in which he got a new home. Read full book review >

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MADDIE THE MITZVAH CLOWN by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Describing a different way to give back to the community (and help oneself), this cheery outing should not be confined to its Jewish context. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Maddie, a young mouse, loses her shyness when she realizes that she can make others laugh. Read full book review >

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ROOSTER CAN’T COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Rooster might be under the weather, but his well-written story leaves the reader feeling just fine. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pity poor Rooster—he has a terrible sore throat, his tail feathers are drooping, and he can't possibly do his cock-a-doodle-doo to get the farm going in the morning. Read full book review >

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FERRET FUN by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Just enough lesson hidden in the fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fudge and Einstein were perfectly happy ferrets until Andrea, their owner, brought a surprise visitor into the house. Read full book review >

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FARMER KOBI'S HANUKKAH MATCH by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2015

"Though Hanukkah takes something of a back seat, this funny, friendly tale is a worthy addition to the holiday shelves. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An Israeli farmer's menagerie proves to be both a hindrance and an asset when making the perfect romantic match. 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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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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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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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"A woman to admire, with a remarkable story that's undercut by lackluster prose and a tendency to deal superficially with the darker side of times past."
Full of record accomplishments—youngest Ph.D. in Germany, first American correspondent to travel to the Soviet Arctic—this memoir of her 1920's and 30's by veteran journalist Gruber (Rescue, 1987, etc.) is high on action but low on analysis. Read full book review >