Search Results: "Marsha Pomerantz"


BOOK REVIEW

A MAN AND A WOMAN AND A MAN by Savyon Liebrecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A major voice in Israeli fiction is emerging here."
Debut novel by an author who's already established herself as one of Israel's finest writers. Read full book review >

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SMALL CHANGE by Yehudit Hendel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2002

A 1988 collection of eight moving stories by a Polish-born Israeli writer who has throughout her long career produced numerous wrenching portrayals "of the Holocaust, the displaced, the depressed, and the terminally ill." Read full book review >

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RICH BOY by Sharon Pomerantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2010

"Pomerantz's tale could use a car chase or an explosion, something to relieve its earnestness. The proceedings lack the pointed humor of a Joshua Then and Now or the pointed ironies of a Gatsby, but the tale is competent and readable all the same."
A pleasant if insubstantial rags-to-yuppiedom saga. Read full book review >

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GREEK: DOUBLE DATE by Marsha Warner
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The premise is mild fun, but because it centers around previously established characters, the appeal is mostly limited to those who already enjoy the TV series. (Fiction. YA)"
Casey, pledge trainer for Zeta Beta Zeta, agrees to do a favor for her brother, Rusty. Read full book review >

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IF NIGHTS COULD TALK by Marsha Recknagel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although sections of the narrative read like a beach-book paperback, the luminous and hopeful ending—just barely—makes up for it all."
An intriguing tale about the union of an unlikely mother and son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"It's not literature, but it is honest, energetic, and profoundly evocative of the deep, deep psychological imprint of the question of color in the South. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troubling account of the search for roots in the racially and psychologically complex American South. Read full book review >

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HOMETOWN by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This stunning mastery of technique makes the characterization of every person in this arresting work appear effortless. (Fiction. 12+)"
Border Baker is a tough street kid, hailing most recently from Albuquerque. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"The author capably records the fading echoes of all the gaiety and gunfire, but he tends to attribute more cultural consequence to these events than they merit."
Pomerantz (Communication/Stanford Univ.; Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era, 2005, etc.) serves up intertwining Depression-era stories of bridge, high society and murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"A sports book worth talking about, and a moving portrait of a great athlete and his era."
A lively study of the life and times of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, "the twentieth century's greatest pure athlete," focusing on an extraordinary night. Read full book review >

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MANGABOOM by Charlotte Pomerantz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Lobel's gouaches give a heroic touch to the proceedings, with Mangaboom's colossalness often bleeding right off the page. (Picture book. 5+)"
Although this tale is somewhat disjointed, its tender bonhomie compensates. Read full book review >

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THEIR LIFE'S WORK by Gary M. Pomerantz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A work of great affection—for people, a violent sport and magical moments."
The saga of the rise and fall of the 1970s NFL powerhouse. Read full book review >