Search Results: "Linda Zuckerman"


BOOK REVIEW

A TASTE FOR RABBIT by Linda Zuckerman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The frustrating lack of closure begs for a sequel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This uneven allegory will have a difficult time finding an audience. Read full book review >

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ZUCKERMAN UNBOUND by Philip Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1981

"So, though there's much that's engaging here—the superb dialogue, the deft comedy, the mostly seductive narration, the titillating recognition-factors for Portnoy's Complaint readers—those who responded to the subtler, fable-like connections of The Ghost Writer will be sorely disappointed by this much cruder, less daring, and largely redundant sequel."
In The Ghost Writer (1979), Roth explored the tensions between being-an-artist and being-a-human-being; he used the nakedly autobiographical figure of young (in the mid-1950s) writer Nathan Zuckerman; he compressed all the action into a few days; he wove his theme through sequences ranging from fantasy and farce to Chekhovian realism; and he came up with a magical novel, perhaps the best book of his career. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1985

"A slight addition to the Zuckerman epic, then, but one that throws the work's Jewish themes into some strong relief."
Roth's last three novels—The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound, The Anatomy Lesson—have all dealt with the adventures, the headaches and neckaches, the ancestral burdens and complaints of novelist Nathan Zuckerman; here these three books are reprinted in full, then capped by a new, 83-page epilogue, "The Prague Orgy." Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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I WILL HOLD YOU ’TIL YOU SLEEP by Linda Zuckerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This isn't cheap sentimentality, but deep feeling and lovely art perfectly in tune. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The very model of an instantly beloved bedtime story, destined to replace any number of lesser, though popular efforts. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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CREATURE COLORS by Andrew Zuckerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"For little animal lovers everywhere. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This simple title features two toddler favorites: colors and animals. Read full book review >

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CREATURE ABC by Andrew Zuckerman
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Older children won't tire of staring into the eyes and souls of such beautiful, mysterious creatures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This adaption of Zuckerman's adult pictorial Creature (2007) uses white backdrops in striking juxtaposition with brilliantly detailed photographs to introduce animals and the ABCs. Read full book review >

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LIVING THE SECULAR LIFE by Phil Zuckerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2014

"As Zuckerman makes clear, without resorting to smugness, secularity is not nothing but rather a way of living that enhances moral virtues and promotes human decency."
Zuckerman (Sociology and Secular Studies/Pitzer Coll.; Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion, 2011, etc.) seeks to sever the association of secularity with nothingness.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"The meticulously detailed record of a selfless, highly organized man who rose to challenge our century's ultimate chaos and depravity."
A valuable, remarkably full memoir by the last commander of the Jewish Fighting Organization, who helped lead the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Polish Uprising, and subsequent efforts to rescue Jews during and after WW II. Read full book review >