Search Results: "Michelle Bamberger"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"In this cool, disarming and persuasive indictment of fracking's widespread negative consequences, the authors provide an important addition to an ongoing debate."
A primer on unconventional fossil fuel extraction, with convincing evidence as to its deleterious nature, from veterinarian Bamberger and Oswald (Molecular Medicine/Cornell Univ.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Tenderly delivers a frazzled, appealing group of kids, proving once again that no examined life is ordinary."
Affecting, low-key chronicle by Sports Illustrated writer Bamberger (To the Linksland, 1992, etc.) of a year spent with a cross-section of students at Pennsbury High, outside Philadelphia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS GOLFING LIFE by Michael Bamberger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"Golf got under this author's skin from an early age, and while there's no question of his becoming a touring professional, he loves the game from the inside out, and his facility with a pen lessens his handicap."
The long, short, good and bad of a golf sportswriter's days on the links. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Bamberger's course histories and profiles of legends from Old Tom Morris to today's Seve Ballesteros evoke a flavor and nostalgia that further deepen this lyrical and inspired work, a far better choice for golfing enthusiasts than Curt Sampson's The Eternal Summer (reviewed below)."
Bamberger, a Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter, spent 1991 caddying on the European professional golf tour and playing the ``linksland,'' Scotland's legendary array of courses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEN IN GREEN by Michael Bamberger
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"This book about 'old men and their war stories' is full of golf lore and will be a pleasure for fans and historians of the game, specifically the era between the 1950s and the 1970s."
A sportswriter embarks on a "legends tour" to discover the experiences of both the biggest and the uncelebrated names and contests in golf and capture those veteran players "as they actually are" today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EYE OF THE FALCON by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"A lush and riveting journey. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic Bronze Age adventure begun in Gods and Warriors (2012) continues in this third volume as two heroes must face terrible obstacles in their quest to find their loved ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY LAST DROP by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Informative, attractive and alarming—readers will think twice before leaving the water running as they brush their teeth. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
You turn a tap. The water flows: clean and, if not abundantly, at least steadily. You are the lucky one in two humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEDAL IT! by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A smart, tangy history of our two-wheeled friend. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A bike's design is to get you from A to B, concedes Mulder, but it can also mix a smoothie, spin a centrifuge, grind grain and even change the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIFTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"It's just good writing, and good writing always works. (Romance. 12 & up)"
This sweet, realistic tale of a girl's first love proves that young romance fans don't need vampires, werewolves or other assorted immortals to enjoy a book about love in their age group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS OF TRELIAN by Michelle Knudsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Nonetheless, the likable characters and brisk narrative will undoubtedly lure readers into eagerly anticipating future installments. Next time, though—more Jakl, please! (Fantasy. 11-16)"
An engaging fantasy sequel marred by middle-book syndrome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Absorbing, compelling and unforgettable. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
War has been declared, and the young, royal, exiled FitzOsbornes are immediately in the thick of things as Cooper's Montmaray Journals trilogy comes to its conclusion. Read full book review >