Search Results: "Lev AC Rosen"


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THE MEMORY WALL by Lev AC Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Thoughtful, earnest, and gratifying. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Just as his mother enters a nursing home with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a biracial (black and white) seventh-grade boy finds solace in a complex video game. Read full book review >

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ALL MEN OF GENIUS by Lev AC Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Here's hoping Rosen will strike out into fresher territory in future efforts."
Rosen's debut fantasy: a steampunk mashup of Twelfth Night and The Importance of Being Earnest. Read full book review >

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WOUNDABOUT by Lev Rosen
by Lev Rosen, illustrated by Ellis Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Appealing and pleasingly thoughtful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A cliff-top river town, subterranean tunnels, and gearwork essentials figure in an intriguing steampunk fantasy. Read full book review >

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AC/DC by Mick Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Like most of Wall's books, this one will be best appreciated by devotees of the band, which, given the fact that AC/DC has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, is quite a large audience."
Comprehensive, albeit indirect, retelling of how an unlikely collection of lads road the highway to hell straight into the upper echelons of rock's pantheon of gods. Read full book review >

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I REPRESENT SEAN ROSEN by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"An engaging and educational primer on the workings of the movie industry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sean has an innovative concept that he believes will transform the entertainment industry. Read full book review >

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WHO IS AC? by Hope Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"The story needs sequels; if they are provided, readers will want to return to Lin and Barnhurst for more. (Graphic fantasy. 12-16)"
This origin story of an unlikely teen superhero will have readers begging for more. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Chaim  Potok
Released: April 1, 1972

"But Potok, as in The Chosen, is able to sustain a singleminded gloomy intensity and will attract the same audience, assisted by the Literary Guild selection."
This features the agonizing young years of Asher Lev caught between the imperatives of his Hasid family's dynastic destiny and the forbidden visions of the goyische world of art. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF ASHER LEV by Chaim  Potok
Released: May 11, 1990

"But, then again, there is that restless, eager journeying in the dark—and then the sudden shimmerings of possibility—in odysseys of the soul that gives Potok's spiritually searching novels their saving strength."
In this sequel to My Name is Asher Lev (1972), the author of The Chosen (1967) and Davita's Harp (1985)—as well as other fictional probes of the rich complexities of Jewish Orthodoxy—brings his protagonist artist back to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn from France. Read full book review >

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SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will relish his bravado, wit and creativity as Sean emerges from his encounters wiser yet still determined to follow his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A fledgling screenwriter, podcast creator and potential entertainment-industry innovator, 13-year-old Sean is full of ideas. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S LAND by Lev Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The essence of being a magician, as Quentin learns to define it, could easily serve as a thumbnail description of Grossman's art: 'the power to enchant the world.'"
Deeply satisfying finale to the best-selling fantasy trilogy (The Magicians, 2009; The Magician King, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2009

"Very dark and very scary, with no simple answers provided—fantasy for grown-ups, in other words, and very satisfying indeed."
Grossman (Codex, 2004, etc.) imagines a sorcery school whose primary lesson seems to be that bending the world to your will isn't all it's cracked up to be. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF A CONSTANT LOVER by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1999

"In the end, cutting back on the gossip that dominated Let's Get Criminal (1996) and The Edith Wharton Murders (1997) leaves room for the exploration of character that makes this Raphael's strongest book yet."
The worthy staff of the mythical State University of Michigan at Michiganapolis, always glancing back nervously over their shoulders at their colleagues at Ann Arbor, are giving them a run for their money in one important measure: homicide. Read full book review >