Search Results: "Leon Wieseltier"


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KADDISH by Leon  Wieseltier
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 1998

"A fascinating excursion into Jewish law and history, and into questions of one's responsibility to one's parents, to the past, and to the future."
A fervent and illuminating philosophical journel from the literary editor of the New Republic. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2000

"Take heart, Reader, old or new: These essays—their premises, arguments, conclusions, triumphs, and shortfalls—are still well worth grappling with."
Returns to print 32 tough-minded discourses, written from 1938 to 1975, from one of American literature's most exacting cultural critics. Read full book review >

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LEON TROTSKY by Joshua Rubenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"An accessible scholarly account of a man whose life spanned continents, whose charisma was legendary and whose ideas sparked a revolution and its backlash."
Brilliant, charismatic, fatally idealistic and dogmatic—Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) was all this and more, according to this fine biography, the latest in the publisher's Jewish Lives series. Read full book review >

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LEON PATTERSON by Gerald W. Haslam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A well-researched, historically contextualized biography."
A compelling look at a fierce competitor who died at a young age. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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LEON AND BOB by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Tidy, but congenial. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Leon is new in town. Read full book review >

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THE LOSS OF LEON MEED by Josh Emmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2005

"A sparkling and witty debut."
A mysterious missing man travels through time and space to confront ten oddly linked Californians. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS LEON by Kit De Waal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Taut, emotionally intense, and wholly believable, this beautiful and uplifting debut gives readers a hero to champion."
When crushing mental illness sends a single mother to the hospital, her young sons become entangled in Britain's bureaucratic foster care system. Read full book review >

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LEON THE CHAMELEON by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Perfect for the Little Blue and Little Yellow set, or as an alternative to Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint (1989). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Watt debuts with a simple tale that is partly a celebration of physical differences and partly a lesson in color theory. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON by Alan Cumming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fine family fable and a perfect story to read to a devoted dog. (Picture book. 3-9)"
When the dads go on vacation, what's a faithful dog to do? Read full book review >

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LEON AND THE SPITTING IMAGE by Allen Kurzweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This will probably not matter to young readers who think that spit is the funniest thing since underpants. (Fiction. 8-10)"
At least as appealing as fictional toilets and underpants, is spit, which figures prominently in this tale of wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >

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LEON AND THE PLACE BETWEEN by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fair insight, that, though trite and easier said than done. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Aimed at readers who enjoy such elaborately illustrated, strongly atmospheric ventures into mysterious worlds as Neil Gaiman's The Wolves in the Walls, illustrated by Dave McKean (2003), and Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), this episode briefly casts a young member of a stage magician's audience through a die-cut hole into that Place "between there and back again" where magicians' props and assistants go when they disappear. Read full book review >