Search Results: "Mary Pipher"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1999

"Don't put the elderly on social ice floes is the plea here, accompanied by compassionate, if not always solidly grounded, insights into growing old that will benefit the elderly and their children alike. (First Serial to Time; Book-of-the-Month Club featured alternate; author tour)"
Blazing a trail into the emotional life of people who are growing old, the author hacks away at much of the debris'stereotypes, indifference, and fear—that separates younger generations from their elders, but doesn't always escape the grip of sentimentality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREEN BOAT by Mary Pipher
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"A therapeutic analysis of global crises and enthusiastic ideas on how to implement changes."
One woman's response to the threat of global environmental issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS TO A YOUNG THERAPIST by Mary Pipher
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Although Pipher defines the therapist's job as clarifying issues and presenting choices rather than telling people what to do, giving advice seems to be second nature to her. Fortunately, the advice appears to be well considered and benign."
A long-time psychotherapist mingles reassuring tips for a newcomer to the field with personal recollections of her own successes and failures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 1996

"Lively, straightforward, and somewhat subversive, The Shelter of Each Other offers hope for the American family in a time that challenges its viability. (First printing of 125,000; first serial to Good Housekeeping; Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; $100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Psychologist Pipher (Reviving Ophelia, 1994) provides a sharp, often unsettling critique of many of the values that currently define our lives, coupled with solid advice for rebuilding families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITING TO CHANGE THE WORLD by Mary Pipher
Released: April 20, 2006

"An unremarkable stroll along the road frequently traveled."
A cornucopia of platitudes about Writing and Life from a bestselling psychologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"If only a fraction of the advice in this valuable book were followed, cross-cultural compassion might become much more than just a handful of words beginning in C."
Part survival manual, part tales from the front lines of refugee life in America, Pipher (Another Country, 1999, etc.) surveys the refugee scene in Lincoln, Nebraska. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1994

"Serious and thoughtful material presented with the fluidity of good fiction—sure to appeal to parents, teachers, and anyone interested in modern American culture."
Clinical psychologist Pipher turns her attention to female adolescence in contemporary America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sure to kick up some biblical dust: a graphic, instructional story unlikely to receive the Church's imprimatur."
A knowledgeable journalist profiles history's most renowned Jewish mother, tracing a life barely touched upon in the gospels. Read full book review >