Search Results: "Louise Steinman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CROOKED MIRROR by Louise Steinman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Steinman's elegiac book is a powerful reminder of how ideologies can become 'crooked mirror[s]' that distort reality and destroy lives, cultures and nations."
A writer/literary curator explores the anguished, often contentious topic of Polish Jewry through the lens of her own family history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2001

"An affecting memoir and a convincing plea for pacifism: Steinman's hypnotizing prose exposes the senselessness of war by showing how conflicting governments have destroyed families by ripping common people out of their homes and forcing them to kill each other."
Steinman travels back in time and across the globe to capture the horrors of WWII as experienced by her father and a Japanese soldier, whom he may have killed. Read full book review >

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LOUISE by Louise Krug
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are fine moments here, but also considerable padding, so that, like so many other books, this is really a magazine article—interesting and readable, but an article all the same."
Memoir of a life turned upside down by illness. Read full book review >

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MY LOUISE by David Collins
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Artistically rather bumpy, but Collins's earnestness will touch most readers all the same."
Collins's debut memoir chronicles his wife's losing battle with breast cancer and his subsequent struggle to raise their two-year-old daughter alone. Read full book review >

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PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"An ode to reading that raises too many concerns. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl sets out on a solitary walk to a surprise destination. Read full book review >

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LOUISE NEVELSON by Laurie Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A much-needed, comprehensive biography of a great American artist."
The life and times of abstract expressionism's sculpture queen. Read full book review >

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SNEEZY LOUISE by Irene Breznak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"A contagious debut. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Her eyes are itchy. Read full book review >

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LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Charming from endpapers to endpapers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Even second bananas sometimes have their day. Read full book review >

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NECKING WITH LOUISE by Rick Book
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Readers will come to know—and like—Eric and admire the way he rises to every occasion. (Short stories. 12-14)"
Work, sports, making out, and breaking up: in seven linked stories set in 1965 a Saskatchewan teenager spins vividly personal takes on universal themes of adolescence, adding no fewer than three brushes with death to make the pleasures and pains of life all the more intense. Read full book review >

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NO BITING LOUISE by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Mark Burchall (2001), or Elizabeth Verdick's Teeth Are Not for Biting, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen (2003). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A knockoff from two respected veterans who usually do better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE IN LOVE by Mary Jo Bang
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Don't be fooled by the frou-frou: this girl can dance."
Bang's new collection is a series of short- to medium-length lyrics disguised as a verse-novel about a woman named Louise, and a few shadowy figures besides. Read full book review >