Search Results: "Madeline Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE IN THE DARK by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This depiction rings true in its portrayal of the paralysis of fear and the power of the right circumstances to motivate change. (Picture book. 4-6)"
George's fear of the dark is clear from the cover, where the bedsheets are drawn up to his nose; young listeners will want to know if this ends well. Read full book review >

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I WANT THAT NUT! by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A winning combination of words and pictures for beginning readers and listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The close friendship of Mouse and Chipmunk is temporarily tested by the appearance of one large, attractive acorn. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1991

"He'd have to be crazy not to love me''—to women whose marriages have failed, but it's weak in demonstrating its validity."
Bennett, whose husband abandoned her after 25 years of seemingly happy marriage, examines the psychodynamics of so- called wife-rejection syndrome—a term she has coined for a chain reaction that starts with a trauma provoking such anger and guilt that a husband suddenly projects a lifetime of accumulated grievances onto his mate, and that culminates in feelings of rage and acts of revenge against her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOST DANGEROUS DUKE IN LONDON by Madeline Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A thoroughly enjoyable read."
Five years after whispered accusations led a duke to take his own life, his son returns to Regency England to find out who slandered his father and exact revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAUGHTER OF THE FALLEN by Madeline Wynn
Released: Oct. 12, 2014

"A strange but enrapturing read that may leave teenagers (and some adults) anticipating the next installment."
In Winn's debut paranormal YA romance, a demonic force haunts a 16-year-old and threatens to destroy everyone she loves. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS AND WITCHES by Madeline Smoot
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"An entertaining change of pace. (Science fiction/fantasy anthology. 12-16)"
This science fiction/fantasy anthology delivers on its promise to reimagine the baddest fairy-tale baddies of them all: dragons and witches. Read full book review >