Search Results: "Leonard Bernstein"


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THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN LETTERS by Leonard Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Bernstein emerges as highly literate, compassionate, astonishingly busy and gifted almost beyond measure."
Nearly 60 years of revealing letters to and from the composer of West Side Story, a musical colossus who stood with one foot on Broadway, the other in whatever of the world's symphony halls he wished. Read full book review >

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I AM A CAT by Galia Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Clever. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All the big cats laugh heartily at the house cat when he references his kinship to them. But he who laughs last…. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2001

"Literate and witty, full of memorable moments and keenly observed details: both wonderfully entertaining and highly instructive."
A superbly realized account of travels into Asia Incognita. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2001

"A fast-paced and vivid account of a domestic nightmare."
In 1973, the ACLU filed a suit on behalf of Shirley Wilder, a 13-year-old black girl who had been placed in foster care in New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A groovy blend of meditative and instructive writing."
Journey the road to self-fulfillment through the eyes of a true believer. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM by Harry Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"A harsh story so filled with anger and bad feeling that reading is tough going."
Lugubrious memoir from the nonagenarian author of The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers (2007). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seems less a memoir, more an autobiographical novel. Caveat lector."
A debut by a nonagenarian who recalls a Romeo-and-Juliet story involving his older, Jewish sister and a Christian boy from across the street. Read full book review >

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SPY-IN-TRAINING by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An action-packed series opener with plenty of room for improvement. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Accustomed to being ignored, a middle child finds herself in the center of an espionage operation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fascinating and memorable account of a life and times difficult to imagine today. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1978, an 11-year-old girl fights poverty and prejudice with gutsy perseverance and talent to fulfill her dream of studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Read full book review >

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The Israeli Social Decline by Arik Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2016

"A thoughtful, if not always entirely clear, account of the State of Israel."
A sweeping reflection on the dangers posed to Israel by moral decline, and some possible solutions. Read full book review >