Search Results: "Kim Chernin"


BOOK REVIEW

IN MY FATHER'S GARDEN by Kim Chernin
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1996

"Tillers of spiritual soil need to dig much deeper than the author does here."
This exploration of spirituality via a look back at dad and the experience of easing a friend into death is right in sync with new directions in the self-help field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Readers who identify with intense and troubled mother-daughter relationships may find Chernin's views on women's psychological development plausible and these accounts sympathetic and engrossing; others may find themselves muttering, 'Get a life!'"
A psychoanalyst uses storytelling to explore the complex and, for some women, all-consuming and difficult mother-daughter relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"There are echos of Erica Jong in this book's naive self- absorption, but Chernin's hard-core fans will find it rich with discovery."
Memories of 25 years on the couch make for a curiously compelling recounting of the rewards and shortcomings of psychoanalysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSING THE BORDER by Kim Chernin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"Spare us."
The author of Sex and Other Sacred Games (1989) and In My Mother's House (1983) gives a breathless account of a series of sexual encounters she experienced on an Israeli kibbutz in the early 1970's—of possible interest only to those who were there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE AS A BOY by Kim Chernin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 1997

"But Woolf informs readers about the mysteries of gender; Chernin manages little more than a change of costume. (First serial to Utne Reader)"
A book, slim as a 10-year-old's silhouette and foggy as an adolescent fantasy, about a retreat from femininity, an attempt by the author to transform herself into a boy. Read full book review >

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CECILIA BARTOLI by Kim Chernin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 1997

Self-indulgent ramblings that reveal more about the author than about her putative subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they're scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Ethan woke up his freshman year as a white girl, sophomore year as a black boy, and now junior year as a fat Asian girl named Kim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

123 DREAM by Kim Krans
by Kim Krans, illustrated by Kim Krans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A visual celebration of alliteration! (Picture book. 3-7)"
What do letters, numbers, and animals have in common? They are all in this book! Read full book review >

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NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION'S WORLD OF BIRDS by Kim Kurki
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Nevertheless, Kurki's attractive and colorful illustrations and the wealth of information in this unusual bird book will encourage children to observe the birds around them, whichever continent they may inhabit. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This introductory guide is a smorgasbord of information about the more common species of birds. Read full book review >