Search Results: "Linda Heller"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"As vivid a demonstration of community as readers are likely to find. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charity and caring for others—the Jewish concept of "tzedakah"—comes full circle in the story of a big sister who demonstrates generosity to a younger sibling through community outreach. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE ON HESTER STREET by Linda Heller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"The historical references make the narrative a bit creaky, but Kulikov recreates warmly lit, authentic-looking interiors and street scenes, and his smiling, flexibly posed figures project an intimacy that will draw children in to this intergenerational interchange. (Picture book. 6-8)"
New pictures add fresh animation to a slightly retouched text originally published in 1982. Read full book review >

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FEMALE INTELLIGENCE by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2001

"Entertaining, lightweight satire."
The author of Name Dropping (2000) spins a feminist plot with a few decidedly retro twists. Read full book review >

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NAME DROPPING by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"What doesn't strain credulity is entirely predictable."
Heller (Crystal Clear, 1997, etc.) adds a wide miss to a hit-or-miss record with a clichéd and carelessly plotted romantic suspenser about mistaken identities. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO KNEW GANDHI by Keith Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2004

"A pleasant, homely tale of small lives intersecting with the great. The American author gets postwar Britain's cramped atmosphere just right."
In Heller's fanciful fifth novel (after Man's Storm, 1986, etc.), turmoil ensues when an elderly wife and mother in a small English village is revealed to have been an old flame of the Mahatma. Read full book review >

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The Hunting Ground by Jean Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"A sometimes-effective mystery that suffers from some distracting affectations."
Journalist Heller (The Someday File, 2014) returns to Chicago for another gritty and complicated Deuce Mora mystery.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An affectionate family scrapbook crafted with a bittersweet blend of humor and pathos."
A daughter's loving tribute to her famous father and the iconic Manhattan apartment building that housed their family's joys and sorrows. Read full book review >

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BEST ENEMIES by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2004

"Funny, clear-eyed look at female friendship from the prolific Heller (Lucky Stars, 2003, etc.)."
What if your best friend turned into your worst enemy? Read full book review >

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AN EX TO GRIND by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Unlikable heroine, mean-spirited plot."
The author of, most recently, Best Enemies (2003), introduces the "bumbo." Read full book review >

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HELL OR HIGH WATER by Peter Heller
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2004

"Considering the irascibility of the team leader and his distance from the action, Heller works a difficult story gamely, getting enough color into the narrative to keep readers involved, if not exhilarated."
A hearty report on the running of Tibet's Tsangpo River, modestly diminished by the author's observer status. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING HAPPENED by Joseph Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1974

"Whatever, wherever, Heller's Kvetch-570 will be read and read and read."
Coming up with a judgment on Something Happened (you'll wait a while for that something to happen — nothing does until the shattering clincher) should be the hottest game of Russian roulette in town this fall. Read full book review >