Search Results: "Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore"


BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF SAN FRANCISCO by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2013

"A blisteringly honest portrait of a young, fast and greatly misunderstood life."
An outspoken, gender-ambiguous author and activist reflects on her halcyon days as a wild child in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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HOTTIE by Jonathan Bernstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Though this one-joke paperback original goes on a little too long, seasoned chick-lit readers are bound to enjoy this Malibu-Barbie-makeover of a traditionally men-in-tights trope. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Firestarter meets The O.C. in this mindlessly fun superhero send-up. Read full book review >

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BODY AND SOUL by Marcelle Bernstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

A contemporary nun from a strict contemplative order in Wales ventures out into the world and within a few months finds earthly love, life's small material pleasures, a career (she saves and runs the family woolen mill), swell clothes, and a decent haircut. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 1989

"While self-indulgent and disjointed in certain respects, the result of his devotion presents a moving and human record of activists who (though casualties of an American Inquisition) showed considerable grace under intolerable pressure."
An effective and affecting evocation of a Kafkaesque period in US history, which caused more lasting harm than the better-remembered but shorter-lived McCarthy era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Bernstein's prose is sharp and his profiles are sensitive, but we are left wanting to know more about his own family's struggles with homophobia."
A compelling portrait of straight parents involved in the gay rights movement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"So readers will be rewarded to learn what happened to Tom Lehrer as well as to hear about the great and the tragic."
For a change, not just a miscellany of previously published pieces but essays—including two originals—with a couple of underlying themes. Read full book review >

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MY WAY by Charles Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"For, as Bernstein so eloquently shows and tells us, 'Language, along with outer space, is the last wilderness.'"
paper 0-226-04410-6 An imaginative mensch fruitfully complicates poetry. Read full book review >

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SWASTIKA NATION by Arnie Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A story of disgusting people doing disgusting things, told with relish and undisguised disdain."
The author of Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing (2009) returns with the disturbing story of the pro-Nazi movement that grew in 1930s America—until legal troubles and Pearl Harbor destroyed both the mad dreams and the dreamers. Read full book review >

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SPY-IN-TRAINING by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An action-packed series opener with plenty of room for improvement. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Accustomed to being ignored, a middle child finds herself in the center of an espionage operation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fascinating and memorable account of a life and times difficult to imagine today. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1978, an 11-year-old girl fights poverty and prejudice with gutsy perseverance and talent to fulfill her dream of studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2000

An odd mix of conversational commentary and detailed historical documentation that presents an account of burgeoning British imperialism in India. Read full book review >

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RACHEL IN THE WORLD by Jane Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A bracing testimony—not at all self-flattering—to parental love and advocacy."
Refreshingly unsentimental, wrenchingly candid sequel to the author's previous memoir about her developmentally challenged daughter, Loving Rachel (1988). Read full book review >