Search Results: "Larry Benjamin"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT BINDS US by Larry Benjamin
Released: March 19, 2012

"Earnest, heartfelt and thoughtful."
Benjamin's novel explores a gay couple's maturing relationship. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR'S SONG by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"This extraordinary picture book, first published in France as Une chanson d'ours (2011), is as happy a surprise as finding a honey-filled hive at the end of a fur-raising journey. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Hibernation is for grown-ups—Little Bear has adventure on his mind. Read full book review >

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CHERRY AND OLIVE by Benjamin Lacombe
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Told and illustrated in a restrained way, the episode may make heartening reading for sensitive children. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shy, chubby bookworm that she is, Cherry leads a lonely existence until she meets a mournful-looking Shar Pei in her father's animal shelter. Read full book review >

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FACE by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Nonetheless, a worthy subject that should give kids plenty to think about. (Fiction. 10+)"
Looks may not be everything, but few high-school students would deny that physical appearance is connected to self-esteem and social standing. Read full book review >

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OUT ON A LIMB by Benjamin Kilham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"A powerfully original study of bears."
Independent researcher Kilham (Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild, 2002) shares what he has learned over the decades about black bears and their society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"DeMott argues his case persuasively in this important book, a clarion call to those still willing to consider the lessons of history before TV and advertising erase them completely."
DeMott (The Imperial Middle, 1990, etc.), having explored America's inability to face issues of class, now turns his considerable intelligence to our other dirty little secret, race. Read full book review >

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CULTURE CLASH by Benjamin Long
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"An excessively long but edifying meditation on the power of culture."
A debut memoir of a life painfully, but successfully, devoted to cultural assimilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Adelante by Ian Benjamin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A smooth, mellow read with notes of inspiration and drama, and a satisfying finish."
A dissatisfied Manhattan office dweller escapes to Chilean wine country in Benjamin's rich debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE PLAGIARIST by Benjamin Cheever
Released: May 1, 1992

"Otherwise, the plot—and the prose—lumber along to no great literary purpose."
John Cheever's son, a former editor at Reader's Digest, debuts in fiction with a novel about a famous writer's son who works as an editor at a magazine just like—what else?—Reader's Digest. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 30, 1996

"These concise, introspective epilogues round out the self- portrait of a warm if wary individual with a lively, inquiring mind. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The engrossing personal and emotional reminiscences of a master of the investment game, one whose canon remains as influential and useful today as when it was first codified over six decades ago. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Interesting social experiments unevenly integrated into an intriguing thesis."
A black scholar moves into some of America's whitest communities, attempting to do for race what Barbara Ehrenreich did for class. Read full book review >