Search Results: "Lisa Eisenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

SILLY SCHOOL RIDDLES by Lisa Eisenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Smith's genially goofy illustrations accompany this equally amiable collection. (Early reader. 6-8)"
"When you're having trouble with math, what can you always count on for help? Your fingers!" Read full book review >

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SHEEPISH RIDDLES by Katy Hall
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Alley's lush artwork has real comic sense and keeps readers cackling even when the riddles go astray. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Easy-to-Read offering from Hall and Eisenberg (Snakey Riddles, 1990, etc.) has its ups and downs, but for the most part its cleverness shines through. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Maybe die-hard riddle fans will eat it up, and it's fun for the eye, but otherwise not one to run to. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As the mouthful of a title indicates, the only subjects covered are supposed to be about space, snakes or bugs, though the riddles sometimes stretch these boundaries. Read full book review >

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THE WAR AT HOME by Nora Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Painful to read, yet hard to put down: a family drama akin to those of Eugene O'Neill."
No punches are pulled in this gritty "memoir novel" by Eisenberg, who draws on her own Bronx upbringing to depict a nightmare with two ghoulish faces: those of an abusive father and a pill-popping mother. Read full book review >

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A Ladder In The Dark by Alan Eisenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 2015

"An uneven but often powerful indictment of a youthful subculture of violence and intimidation that darkens many lives."
A man struggles to overcome psychological damage from schoolyard bullying in this sometimes-harrowing, sometimes-feckless memoir of trauma and recovery. Read full book review >

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THE ECOLOGY OF EDEN by Evan Eisenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Huge, unformed, half-baked, and often interesting, this is the basis for a fine book—but not that book itself."
An unsuccessful synthesis of the natural history of mankind, and of the history of mankind in nature, —real and imagined.— Eisenberg examines scientific, historical, anthropological, and theological ideas of the ways in which humans fit in to the natural world, from the ancient myth of the Garden of Eden to the medieval great chain of being and modern notions of deep ecology and bioregionalism. Read full book review >

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JUST THE WAY YOU WANT ME by Nora Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The mystery here never overwhelms the charm of Betsy's story, a comfortable balance between seriousness and sweet-natured humor."
Second-novelist Eisenberg (The War at Home, 2002) follows a neurotic woman as she searches for her father—presumed dead for 20 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"A must-read for Packer and Lombardi fans, and will interest most NFL fans as well."
The exciting chronicle of Vince Lombardi's pivotal first season as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Read full book review >

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ALL AROUND ATLANTIS by Deborah Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Exceptional work from one of the contemporary masters."
An impressive gathering of seven painstakingly wrought, ambitious stories by the critically acclaimed author of the collections Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986) and Under the 82nd Airborne (1992). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2006

"Eisenberg's melding of history and sports journalism is altogether superb."
The first large-scale U.S. horse race between the rivaling North and South, promoted as a contest of speed versus stamina (or "bottom," in turf parlance). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The narrative is mostly engaging, but the author's overuse of clichés and exclamation points becomes grating."
The tale of a time when it was unclear if Dallas was big enough for one professional football team, much less two. Read full book review >