Search Results: "Madeline G. Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Of interest to Milosz completists—and antimodernists."
Essays that anticipate themes that Polish-born Milosz would develop in The Captive Mind. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN FROM HAMBURG by Hanna Krall
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"From Krall, herself born in 1937, conscience-driven reconstructions of lives that lie forever in ruins. Invaluable."
Polish-born journalist Krall (Shielding the Flame, 1986, etc.) writes true stories about real people, but does so using fiction's methods. All of her people were in or were touched by the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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MILOSZ’S ABC’S by Czeslaw Milosz
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Fascinating and intimate, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the people, events, and ideas that shaped a major poet's life."
A Nobel laureate's musings on random subjects, listed alphabetically. Read full book review >

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MADELINE by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: June 15, 1939

"And the text is not keyed to the interests or understanding of the average child."
Yes, it will sell:- (1) because it is Ludwig Bemelmans and a beautiful book; (2) because Bemelmans' sense of humor tickles the risibilities of adults and they buy books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A good introduction to Milosz's prose work, capturing the range of a memorable mind."
Prose miscellany by the famed poet and Nobel laureate (Milosz's ABC's, 2000, etc.) proves he does not need funny spacing to dazzle his readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"An empowering message for concerned parents. (Author tour)"
Cogent evidence that media violence encourages aggression, desensitization, and pessimism in young people, combined with clear advice to parents on how to protect their children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A rethinking of the term 'success' provides new insight on how to raise today's youth."
Practical advice for raising well-rounded and successful children. Read full book review >

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MADELINE MANN by Julia Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"In her bright debut, Maddy is a welcome addition to the cozy scene."
A journalist adds sleuthing to her job description when a childhood friend is murdered. Read full book review >

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G. by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ultimately (and ignoring the common reader whom it will defeat) it is an arresting, inordinately vital, impersonal, and remarkable work."
G. as anonymously archetypal as the use of the initial suggests, is the novel or rather anti-novel of the prominent British art critic and Marxist humanist. Read full book review >

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G-SPOT by Noire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Raunchy and rough, but it moves."
Payback time for a good girl gone bad. Read full book review >

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G-REX by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The story isn't messy like life, it is just aimless, and Pearson's artwork is too frail a scaffolding to give this shapeless narrative any structure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little brother gets a chance to be as teasing and bullyish as his big brother in this bit of purposeless wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >

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SMALL G by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Aimless and uninteresting tale that would have been best left to the archives."
A meandering story of gay and straight life in modern Zurich, the last fiction by Highsmith (Nothing That Meets the Eye, 2002, etc.) before her death in 1995. Read full book review >