Search Results: "Michael Gerber"


BOOK REVIEW

FRESHMAN by Michael Gerber
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"Nevertheless, this scathing takedown of elite colleges, if poorly paced, is consistently comical for those familiar with the system. (Fiction. YA)"
This acerbic parody of Ivy League education works better as burlesque than as novel. Read full book review >

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BRACED by Alyson Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Comparisons to Judy Blume's Deenie (1973) might be inevitable, but Rachel stands admirably on her own. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Both the literal and figurative senses of the word "spine" form the backbone of Gerber's debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Calculatingly inspirational while avoiding treacle."
An analysis of key factors and events in Graham's remarkable transition from acquiescent wife and mother to stalwart CEO of the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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10 BUSY BROOMS by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A Halloween counting book that doesn't add up to much. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"1 little witch on a long, speedy broom" rescues eight others who are threatened by Halloween creatures…or dreary chores. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR VS. IKE by Robin Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Even the most diehard fans of Eleanor—or Hillary Clinton, who makes a cameo appearance—will find the wooden dialogue and preachy pseudo-history nearly unreadable."
This dewy eyed fiction about Eleanor Roosevelt beating Eisenhower to become the first woman president in 1952 makes barely veiled allusions to the current campaign. Read full book review >

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A BAND OF BABIES by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Exuberant and full of fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A precocious toddler leads his multiethnic play group in fun and mischief. Read full book review >

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Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2016

"Readers will be shocked by this exciting, fast-paced thriller's twists and turns."
Gerber (Fudging the Books, 2015, etc.) offers a dark suspense novel filled with desperation and cat-and-mouse games.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1992

"A lively, much-needed history of a vital but overshadowed community."
A comprehensive history of the Sephardic Jews, from first- century Spain to recent developments in Syria. Read full book review >

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GLIMMERING GIRLS by Merrill Joan Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"A delightful period piece that brings to life an era of sexual tension and innocence as three 'glimmering girls' discard their innocence to become 'illuminated women.'"
Gerber (This Is a Voice from Your Past, p. 71, etc.) gives a spot-on rendition of collegiate girlhood circa 1959, when, for women, the only options to marriage were teaching or nursing. Read full book review >

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SPRING BLOSSOMS by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An artistic seasonal book, best appreciated by flower lovers. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The third in a seasonal series by Gerber and Evans (Winter Trees, 2008, etc.), this picture book presents 10 different spring-blooming trees. Read full book review >

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SEEDS, BEES, BUTTERFLIES, AND MORE! by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A pleasing introduction to plant biology with cross-curricular appeal. (Informational poetry. 4-7)"
Eighteen poems designed to be read aloud present the world of growing things in paired first-person voices. Read full book review >

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CHATTERING MAN by Merrill Joan Gerber
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"Overall, a strong effort."
Eight stories and a novella that are slick, competent, and, at their most successful—in the novella, for instance, in which an elderly woman kvetches her way into a retirement home and happiness—full of antic, bittersweet detail. Read full book review >