Search Results: "Layne Lieberman"


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BEYOND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET by Layne Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2013

"While not a game-changer, this book repackages familiar diet advice in a friendly, inspiring and practical format."
Cheese, chocolate and wine do have a place in a healthy lifestyle—that's what this debut author and registered dietitian says we can learn from Europe's longest-lived populations. Read full book review >

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Ulme of the Alentejo by Steven Layne
Released: Dec. 7, 2015

"A detailed story for horse lovers that offers real-world knowledge and messages of strength and purpose."
A YA novel about a young woman and her long-lost stallion taking separate journeys toward fulfillment. Read full book review >

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DRIVING HUNGRY by Layne Mosler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"Mosler's lively and accessible writing style joyfully captures the satisfaction gained by trusting your instincts and seeking out new places, food, and people."
Building on the success of her blog, Taxi Gourmet, Mosler recounts the story of her transcontinental search for a vocation, which propelled the author into dancing in tango clubs in Buenos Aires, becoming a cab driver in New York City, and falling in love with the city of Berlin. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING GRANDPA by Uma Krishnaswami
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"While there is nothing unique here, the treatment is particularly lovely and will be a welcome addition to the shelves of titles on this topic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bit of a departure for Krishnaswami, who here gently tells the tale of losing a grandparent, using anthropomorphized bunnies as her subjects. Read full book review >

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BEN, KING OF THE RIVER by David Gifaldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A useful title for discussion with general as well as special populations. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Continuing this publisher's efforts to offer well-written stories about special problems, Chad, who appears to be about nine, describes a family camping trip that includes his five-year-old brother Ben, who is developmentally disabled. Read full book review >

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE by Steven L. Layne
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Good fun. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Paradise comes at a price in this taut SF thriller by newcomer Layne. Read full book review >

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Zachary Thackary by David Michael Layne
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Seaworthy beach reading for younger audiences."
A tender coming-of-age adventure that entangles a young boy in pirate shenanigans with his first love. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF TREES by Leanne Lieberman
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The issues are vitally important, but the heroine's facile acceptance of a hot boy's pacifism is hardly convincing, the straw-man yeshiva students diminish the painful political realities and Mia just isn't likable enough to carry the tale. (Fiction. 12-13)"
A 17-year-old has a shallow religious epiphany followed by an equally shallow retreat from religion and political awakening. Read full book review >

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ADMISSIONS by Nancy Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Which school does Zoe land in? Not telling. All in all: big fun for select readers."
For its intended audience, a laugh-out-loud debut about admissions to Manhattan's coveted private schools. Read full book review >

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OFF POINTE by Leanne Lieberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A formulaic story that will appeal to dance fanatics. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A teen with a ballet obsession learns to appreciate modern dance. Read full book review >

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SHADOW DANCERS by Herbert Lieberman
Released: June 7, 1989

A psycho-killer-stalks-Manhattan novel that recycles the middle-aged cop-hero and high-impact prose of Lieberman's best (Nightbloom, 1984) but that generates only the modest thrills of his The Green Train (1986) or Night Call from a Distant Time Zone (1982). Read full book review >

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SOJOURN AT ELMHURST by Michael Lieberman
Released: April 1, 1998

"Flashes of poetic skill, as in the eloquent 'But,' make the rest of this sequence, with its excess of prose, seem like a work in progress, in desperate need of Lieberman's solid versifying."
Lieberman, a Houston research physician, overreaches in this second book of poems, a narrative sequence concerning a middle-aged Jewish biochemist who checks into a mental hospital in order to resolve his spiritual tensions and sort out the competing voices in his head. Read full book review >