Search Results: "Miriam Karmel"


BOOK REVIEW

BEING ESTHER by Miriam Karmel
Released: April 2, 2013

"Karmel's debut novel is a quiet contemplation of a woman's final days."
Over the course of her last days, widowed Esther Lustig, 85 years old and determined to avoid being placed in Cedar Shores (aka Bingoville), reflects upon her life. Read full book review >

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DEAR PANDA by Miriam Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Latimer's story flirts with fantasy, and while Flo's solution won't help children living in reality, maybe they can use her tale to recall something just as remarkable (though true) to share with their own classes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The new girl in town worries about making friends at her new school, but a panda from the zoo next door eases her fears. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S LITTLE SISTER by Miriam Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"The sweet sibling relationship and the focus on Daddy as primary caregiver make this one stand out. (Board book. 2-4)"
Big brother Jacob helps Daddy take care of mischievous Little Sister in the newest offering in the Backpack Baby board-book series. Read full book review >

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LEFTIES by Karmel Arbelaitz
Released: Oct. 26, 2012

"Starts strong, but meanders to a vague finish."
The motives of a serial murderer operating during WWII come to light years later when a man uncovers his grandmother's diary. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"In the end, one feels curiously detached, though still pining for a home of one's own just about anywhere in Paris. (43 b&w illustrations)"
A brief and impressionistic memoir that ultimately disappoints. Read full book review >

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CALL ME OKLAHOMA! by Miriam Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though it's not quite as layered as some other beginning chapter books, young readers who are searching for their own selves will certainly appreciate this new heroine. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Paige Turner is tired of being timid—but she needs a new name to go with her new identity. Read full book review >

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BOX TOP DREAMS by Miriam Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The school scenes are particularly strong and dead-on relevant to readers' concerns. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A sympathetically written growing-up novel with a likable heroine, Ariadne, whose fifth-grade year is fraught with changes. Read full book review >

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FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER by Miriam Moss
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Of some limited use as a vocational introduction; anyone interested in hard information of any depth will need to go elsewhere. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the new ``Fashion World'' series—brief overviews of aspects of the fashion industry—an introduction to what it takes to begin and carry on this career, with sharply reproduced color photos and the outlooks of some important photographers presented in brief quotes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Max Weinreich's classic History of the Yiddish Language first appeared 21 years ago, so the time is definitely ripe for a cogent new interpretation. This isn't it."
Filmmaker/journalist Weinstein's first book is an ambitious but disappointing treatise on the "nation" that existed only as a language. Read full book review >

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EVVY’S CIVIL WAR by Miriam Brenaman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"She palpably illustrates the confined life of women, bound by law and cultural norms to her father and husband when her only assets are her charms and if she's lucky, like Evvy, her cunning. (afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Less about the Civil War and more about the plight of slaves and the societal constraints placed on women, this is an eventful family saga. Read full book review >