Search Results: "Katie Hafner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"In probing the history and reconstruction of a house, Hafner sheds light on the complicated and delicate reconstruction of memory and history. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The tortured history of modern Germany is refracted in the story of a 19th-century villa and the lives of its diverse inhabitants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER DAUGHTER ME by Katie Hafner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Heartbreakingly honest, yet not without hope and flashes of wry humor."
Technology journalist Hafner's (A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano, 2008, etc.) one-year "experiment in multigenerational living," which forced her to confront her past and understand its impact on her present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Written with authority and enthusiasm, a treat for armchair musicologists, Gould fanatics and even those who never heard a note he played."
A pianist's love affair with his instrument, and the blind man who enabled it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A clear and comprehensive, though often flat, account of an important bit of scientific history."
Now that high school students are spending their spare time cruising the Internet, it's probably time the rest of us found out how the whole thing started. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 29, 1991

"Disturbing tales for would-be computer outlaws as well as those who fear them."
From a pair of computer industry reporters (Markoff: The New York Times; Hafner: formerly with Business Week)—three cautionary tales of 1980's computer hackers gone amok in this dark-side correlate to Steven Levy's more optimistic Hackers (1984). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR WITH MOLLY AND EMMETT by Marylin Hafner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1997

"Hafner takes the comic-book form to new heights with her colorful and expressive watercolors of this inimitable pair. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Anyone who has witnessed a child chuckling over the last page of Ladybug magazine will relish the arrival of plucky Molly and her sidekick cat, Emmett, in their picture book debut of 15 brand-new comedies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT EXACTLY LOVE by Betty Hafner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Prose that vividly and courageously articulates a cautionary tale of abuse, with more than a nod to pathological codependence."
In this memoir, a battered wife endures years of beatings in silence. Read full book review >

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AMERICA! CUSS YEAH!
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Sparse and Simple
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
3
Talky Talk: Research and Russian
Bonus Factors:
Culture Shock, Child Prodigy, Reverse Ferris, Sarcastic Older Brother
Relationship Status: Just Friends

Cover Story: Sparse and Simple

Even though I don't find this to be out-of-this-world fantastic—it's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TUMBLE BUNNIES by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"If it's not a startlingly original setting or plot, it's nevertheless an eminently comfortable one—and there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An insecure little rabbit finds that the air is where he shines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POCKET POEMS by Bobbi Katz
edited by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Marylin Hafner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Amid the ranks of similar collections, this shiny-faced newcomer may not stand out—but neither will it drift to the bottom of the class. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
With an eye toward easy memorization, Katz gathers over 50 short poems from the likes of Emily Dickinson, Valerie Worth, Jack Prelutsky, and Lewis Carroll, to such anonymous gems as "The Burp"—"Pardon me for being rude. / It was not me, it was my food. / It got so lonely down below, / it just popped up to say hello." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS by Sid Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"While not as rollicking as the author's McBroom stories, these will tickle the fancy of many and could serve as an introduction to Fleischman's masterful tall-tale telling. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Fleischman (Bandit's Moon, 1998, etc.) relates six lively, interlocking tall tales involving the animals who live near Barefoot Mountain and the changes brought about by "a no-account little tornado" that "came twirling like a ballerina across the countryside." Read full book review >