Search Results: "Mardi Horowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 17, 2012

"A stint on Horowitz's proverbial couch promises hearty rewards at a fraction of the price."
Psychoanalyst Horowitz (Psychiatry/UCSF, Stress Response Syndromes, 2011, etc.) provides a crash course in understanding the true nature of the self, from defining and redefining identity and building harmonious relationships to identifying destructive behavioral patterns and discarding bad habits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLDWATER by Mardi McConnochie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Conceptually intriguing but narratively uncompelling. Wuthering Heights it's not."
Australian playwright McConnochie nods to the Brontës while investigating her country's convict past—in a melodramatic and muddled debut that chronicles the dangers threatening three literary daughters and their martinet father on an island penal colony. Read full book review >

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Who's Pulling My Strings? by Mardi Kirkland
Released: June 24, 2016

"An engaging collection of coping principles for soul-searching readers."
A woman seeks to free herself from the lingering effects of a tumultuous past in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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THE DRUMMOND GIRLS by Mardi Jo Link
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A moving, honest, and laughter-filled account of eight women who gather one weekend every year and enjoy themselves to the fullest."
Loyalty and friendship among eight women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOON BABOON SOON by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A quick but thematically and sonically satisfying concert. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Chimpanzees play timpani. / Lemurs laugh along. / Orangutans bang everythang. Gorilla's got a GONG." Read full book review >

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THE PRETTY PRETTY BUNNY by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Bold, cartoon-style illustrations use speech balloons and sound-effect phrases for added humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Narcissa is a bunny with an issue: Arrogance and conceit are some descriptors that might fit the bill. Read full book review >

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DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The nugget of warmth here is in the First Law of Moving—whether it be for a vacation or away from home altogether, it may very well result in the unexpected reaction of happiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose embodies Newton's First Law of Motion: Bodies at rest stay at rest. Read full book review >

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WITCH OF THE PALO DURO by Mardi Oakley Medawar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

Tay-bodal isn't much to look at; nobody trusts him with weapons; and he's not even a good tracker. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT RAINY MOUNTAIN by Mardi Oakley Medawar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1996

"The author (a western, People of the Whistling Waters, not reviewed) needs to do homework in something more than Native lore."
A rough-hewn Native American adventure set amidst the flourishing Kiowa nation during the summer of 1866. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICO THE BRAVE by David Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"A humorous, original tale about one plucky clucker, distinguished by vibrantly colored, cartoonish illustrations that match the text's hilarity on every page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chico is a chicken—in both senses—until adventure earns him the title "The Brave." Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY CLIMBS AGAIN by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"What with the fairly adult treatment of Humpty's funk, this will not be a standout on the fractured nursery-rhyme shelf, but it might garner some laughs for the underwear. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Horowitz's twist on the familiar nursery rhyme falls a little like Humpty Dumpty himself—flat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUY MY HATS! by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"As soon as the sun comes out, you know the hats will once again be as popular as three-day-old fish. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Horowitz goes out on a limb with his title here, for visions of Esphyr Slobodkina's folky absurdity, Caps for Sale, will immediately dance into readers' heads. Read full book review >