Search Results: "Katherine S. Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 1999

"This is a work of major importance that policymakers and concerned citizens should read, need to read."
Harvard anthropologist Newman (Declining Fortunes: The Withering of the American Dream, 1993, etc.) authors a pathbreaking study of a neglected group of Americans: those who work yet remain mired in poverty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A well-documented portrait of a little-examined group."
Newman, who studied the working poor in No Shame in My Game (1999), turns her attention to aging in the inner city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 1993

"Rambling oral history without much at the core."
Columbia anthropologist Newman (Falling from Grace, 1988) fords the Hudson River and discovers suburbia—as well as a shrieking discontent that will surprise few. ``In the decades that followed the Great Depression,'' according to Newman, ``Americans came to assume that prosperity was their birthright....The economic realities of the 1980s and 1990s have crushed these expectations.'' The younger residents of Pleasanton, New Jersey, have known this for some time: Despite their college educations and tenacious work habits, they are unable to give their children many of the advantages—large homes, full- time mothers, good schools—that they received as a matter of course from their own, far less privileged, parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Clear presentation of a growing problem, its causes and consequences and the choices societies make."
A look at the impact of globalization on young people finds intriguing differences in family relationships and living patterns in selected countries around the around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2016

"A top-notch, highly accessible contribution to the business and popular economics literature."
Now that the tide of outsourcing employment has begun to turn, the time has come to think about how to reverse chronic unemployment among youth in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The many fragmented individual stories tend to blur together, but the message comes through loud and clear."
The lives of nine families just barely scraping by in four New York City neighborhoods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The many fragmented individual stories tend to blur together, but the message comes through loud and clear."
The lives of nine families just barely scraping by in four New York City neighborhoods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNERALS OF THE MIND by Katherine S. Meddaugh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A memoir about a laudable personal triumph, hampered by awkward execution."
In this debut memoir, a librarian in upstate New York reflects on her alcoholic past and the sobriety she achieved during a series of personal setbacks. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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KATHERINE ARDEN
by Rachel Sugar

From its very first pages, you’d have no idea that Katherine Arden’s sweeping historical fantasy is the author’s first novel. And you could be forgiven for expressing your shock (or envy or frustration) when you find out that in fact the wholly absorbing epic, rooted in Russian folklore, steeped in medieval Russian history, in fact began on a private whim ...


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EXPLORING THE WILD WITH KATHERINE RUNDELL
by Julie Danielson

I do my best to temper excessive fan-dom, at least in public, over my favorite authors and illustrators, but the work of author and Oxford fellow Katherine Rundell simply makes me want to gush. Once I read The Wolf Wilder, published in 2015 (which I wrote about here), I was hooked and knew I wanted to backtrack and read the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOYS by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Through confident brushwork, done in a stylized '50s modern aesthetic, the artist's images reveal sports' deep truths about acceptance, a willingness to try and the intergenerational connections they bring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a new town for a baseball-loving protagonist. Read full book review >