Search Results: "Melissa Glenn Haber"


BOOK REVIEW

HERCULES AMSTERDAM by Melissa Glenn Haber
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A quirky but engaging disquisition on number systems (most mice can't count past three) closes this witty, well-told beneath-the-floorboards adventure. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Haber turns Stuart Little inside out for an inventive, tongue-in-cheek children's debut. Read full book review >

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DEAR ANJALI by Melissa Glenn Haber
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"This empowering tale is a great read for readers navigating the precarious waters of adolescent friendships. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Grief, bullying and friendships are the focus of this layered, complex tale from Haber. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY DOG by Laurie Ezpeleta
Released: May 22, 2011

"A fast-paced adventure with a protagonist that youngsters will feel lucky to have found."
In Ezpeleta's touching young adult novel, 11-year-old Emily finds that the best therapy comes on four legs. Read full book review >

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MELISSA FEBOS
by Megan Labrise

Among the epigraphs of Melissa Febos’s sophomore memoir, Abandon Me, is a quotation by English psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott: “It is a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found.”

“I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that epigraph,” says Febos, who considered it for her critically acclaimed debut, Whip Smart ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I DIDN'T KILL JESUS by Naomi Daniela Haber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"An elegy, a gift, a poignant record."
Haber, a first-time author and child ofHolocaust survivors, memorializes the hardships her family faced during World War II. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSE 2 by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1992

"About average overall, with new ideas few and far between and a stale writers'-workshop air hanging over much of the proceedings."
The Universe series, comprising previously unpublished material, once edited by the late Terry Carr, was revived in 1990 by the Silverbergs (note the change in publisher from Universe 1). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An unbalanced dual narrative."
Author Haber (The Somali Pirate, 2009, etc.) presents a political thriller and war fantasy-cum-sci-fi dreamscape that follows the adventures of modern-day Somali pirate Noor Fayrus. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANOV CONSPIRACY by Glenn Meade
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A flawed book, but one that has its moments."
The fate of Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last Russian emperor, is at the heart of this cross-continental tale of espionage, infatuation, martyrdom, massacre and archaeology. Did the Bolsheviks kill her along with the rest of her family, as history tells us, or did she escape? Read full book review >

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THE SELLING OF THE BABE by Glenn Stout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"Baseball history is full of hoary legends. Stout deftly challenges one of the game's biggest."
Separating myth from truth in the most infamous trade in baseball history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE SANTA EVERYWHERE by Glenn McCoy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Adult readers will get a chuckle out of the cover illustration, portraying the little boy in mid-shriek on a bridge, echoing The Scream, but they may also want to scream at the thought of Santa getting a tattoo or smoking a cigar. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For those who have had their fill of sweet stories about jolly old St. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN by Tiffany Strelitz Haber
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Readers will chime in with the 'hip, hip hooray' this cuddly-looking creature earns when he finally embraces and celebrates his differences. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Although there are many stories about the perils and rewards of a monster's turning nice, this one goes a little further, touching upon being rejected by peers, being bullied and eventually being at ease with who one is. Read full book review >