Search Results: "Matthew D. Lieberman"


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SOCIAL by Matthew D. Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A fascinating explanation of why 'a broken heart can feel as painful as a broken leg' and social recognition is frequently prized above money."
Lieberman (Psychology, Psychiatry, and Biobehavioral Sciences/UCLA) offers scientific evidence to counter the idea that the need to survive and reproduce is the fundamental driver of human behavior. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF TREES by Leanne Lieberman
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The issues are vitally important, but the heroine's facile acceptance of a hot boy's pacifism is hardly convincing, the straw-man yeshiva students diminish the painful political realities and Mia just isn't likable enough to carry the tale. (Fiction. 12-13)"
A 17-year-old has a shallow religious epiphany followed by an equally shallow retreat from religion and political awakening. Read full book review >

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ADMISSIONS by Nancy Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Which school does Zoe land in? Not telling. All in all: big fun for select readers."
For its intended audience, a laugh-out-loud debut about admissions to Manhattan's coveted private schools. Read full book review >

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OFF POINTE by Leanne Lieberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A formulaic story that will appeal to dance fanatics. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A teen with a ballet obsession learns to appreciate modern dance. Read full book review >

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SHADOW DANCERS by Herbert Lieberman
Released: June 7, 1989

A psycho-killer-stalks-Manhattan novel that recycles the middle-aged cop-hero and high-impact prose of Lieberman's best (Nightbloom, 1984) but that generates only the modest thrills of his The Green Train (1986) or Night Call from a Distant Time Zone (1982). Read full book review >

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SOJOURN AT ELMHURST by Michael Lieberman
Released: April 1, 1998

"Flashes of poetic skill, as in the eloquent 'But,' make the rest of this sequence, with its excess of prose, seem like a work in progress, in desperate need of Lieberman's solid versifying."
Lieberman, a Houston research physician, overreaches in this second book of poems, a narrative sequence concerning a middle-aged Jewish biochemist who checks into a mental hospital in order to resolve his spiritual tensions and sort out the competing voices in his head. Read full book review >

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THE UNPREDICTABLE SPECIES by Philip Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2013

"A fascinating though occasionally crotchety scholarly presentation of the relationship among biology, genetics and culture. May be difficult going for some general readers."
Lieberman (Emeritus Linguistics/Brown Univ.; Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language, 2006, etc.) examines the unique creative potential of the human brain. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Heavy on affirmative experiences; light on political insight."
Side-by-side diaries from the first Jewish candidate for vice-president and his wife chronicle some laughs and some letdowns, but no regrets. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST BOY by Robert H. Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Intriguing, but more a mission statement than a novel."
An empty-at-the-center ecothriller in which the disappearance, and then reappearance, of a boy in the town of Ithaca, New York, makes him a new messiah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Appealing for true believers and politicos alike."
A Connecticut lawmaker finds inspiration in the Sabbath—and wants to share the love in this "inspired" tome. Read full book review >