Search Results: "Louise Aronson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"It's the tense atmospheres that Aronson creates, and her empathy for her characters, that make this a promising debut."
First-time author Aronson calls on her experience as a professor of medicine for this collection of short stories, which take place in and around a San Francisco hospital. But the stories are less concerned with medical details than with the inner lives of the characters and the psychological toll that health issues take on caregivers, patients and their families. Read full book review >

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BELIEVE by Sarah Aronson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Sluggish narration and characters' baffling emotional fluctuations will leave readers unfulfilled in spite of the novel's interesting premise. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Janine reacts to the increased media scrutiny surrounding her on the 10th anniversary of the suicide bombing that killed her parents with a series of peculiar behaviors, including a brief stint as a faith healer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 24, 2004

"Though allusions to contemporary novels, writers, and events are sometimes jarring, this is an important study of the origins of America as a land of promise. (cast of characters, endnotes, bibliography, timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the 17th century, Protestant zealots became leaders in England and New England, determined to lead the forces of God against the Antichrist. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Aronson's first work about a current event may leave readers feeling claustrophobic, but they'll be inspired by this modern-day tale of survival. (source notes, list of interviews, websites) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
On August 5, 2010, 33 miners were trapped 2,300 feet underground in northern Chile's unsafe San José mine, setting off a story that captured the attention of the world, "from experts on outer space to drill bit manufacturers from Pennsylvania, from nutritionists to camera crews." Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"This is excellent history writing that involves the reader in the excitement of discovery and the thrill of recreating the past. (note to the reader, appendix, timeline, index) (Nonfiction. YA)"
The Salem witchcraft hysteria in 1692 was a time when "a group of individuals acted as a pack to attack and destroy others," and the question ever since has been how it happened and why. Read full book review >

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BEYOND LUCKY by Sarah Aronson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 30, 2011

"Solid. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A tense, superstitious, hardworking boy learns that luck is generated from the inside out. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 15, 2000

Forming what amounts to a trilogy with Albert Marrin's The Sea King: Sir Francis Drake and His Times (1995) and Ralph C. Staiger's Thomas Harriot, Science Pioneer (not reviewed), this absorbing story of an adventurer's adventurer takes readers from the brilliant, intrigue-ridden court of Queen Elizabeth to the unmapped reaches of North and South America, from dizzying heights of wealth and success to years of imprisonment and a traitor's death. Read full book review >

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ROBERT F. KENNEDY by Marc Aronson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"Exemplary history writing. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Bobby Kennedy was the "relentless, reckless third son of a clan determined to change history," and the story of this clan ranges from the Irish potato famine to the Cuban missile crisis and beyond, a complicated tale of family, fame and fortune. Read full book review >

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HEAD CASE by Sarah Aronson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Above all, it asks us to consider how we value individuals with disabilities. (Fiction. YA)"
"I'm a head," declares 17-year-old Frank Marder, now a quadriplegic after downing five beers and getting behind the wheel. Read full book review >

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UNSETTLED by Marc Aronson
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Palestine as one is likely to find. (notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A deeply personal investigation of an extremely complex moral, political and religious issue by an author whose love for and attachment to the state of Israel is tempered by his commitment to justice for all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2013

"Short, sweet, eye-opening thoughts on adoption and mixed-race parenthood."
True stories of creating loving families despite long odds. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MY TUSHY? by Deborah Aronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Captain Underpants look-alikes return with a caper sure to tickle preschool funny bones at storytime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Playful rhyming couplets reveal the necessity of backsides. Read full book review >