Search Results: "Miriam Weiner"


BOOK REVIEW

SHAKESPEARE'S SEASONS by Miriam Weiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Just lovely. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pretty pair of ideas makes a very nice read-aloud: Tiny snippets of Shakespeare form the text for an illustrated almanac. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM, EVER WATCHFUL by Ann Letzter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"A well-intentioned but awkwardly executed rendition of a biblical tale."
A retelling of the biblical story of Miriam for young readers. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM IN THE DESERT by Jacqueline Jules
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"They effectively match the original and simple dialogue-driven text. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miriam, Moses's sister, is featured in the fourth in Jules's Bible series, offering encouragement and guidance to the Israelites as they continue their seemingly endless thirst- and hunger-filled journey through the desert following their escape from Egypt. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM THE MEDIUM by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2004

"With a title like this, you get your money's worth."
A gently amusing debut for the Reformed set follows the financial vicissitudes of a psychic in Great Neck, Long Island, struggling to make her calling respectable among the suburban well-heeled. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIGFOOT, BIG CITY  by Jennifer Weiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Fast-paced and full of questions, answers, more questions—and heart. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As Alice, Millie, and Jeremy pursue different goals, their lives entangle irrevocably—for better and worse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Though general appeal may be limited, Weiner's lively description of the ins and outs of the recount battle will please election junkies, political scientists and political consultants."
Former Minneapolis Star Tribune sportswriter Weiner (StadiumGames: Fifty Years of Big League Greed and Bush League Boondoggles, 2000) enthusiastically chronicles the "extra-innings" contest between Republican incumbent Norman Coleman and challenger Al Franken over Minnesota's contested senate seat. Read full book review >

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BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2009

"So much material recycled from earlier novels (Certain Girls, 2008, etc.) that even fans will feel déjà vu."
Weiner proves yet again that women can be their own worst enemies—and shows that women's worst enemies can also be their best friends. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOAT TO BYE-BYE by Ellis Weiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Gratingly arch, although a few good jabs at kiddie TV and philosophizing gumshoes poke through."
X-rated kid-vid. Read full book review >

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IN HER SHOES by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Owing as much to Sula as to Susan Isaacs, Weiner's follow-up lacks some of the bite of her first novel, but still tells a poignant tale of two damaged girls who need to find themselves so that they can find each other."
Weiner follows her sharp, funny debut (Good in Bed, 2001) with a look at the sometimes-chafing bonds of sisterhood. Read full book review >

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THE YELLOW SAILOR by Steve Weiner
Released: Sept. 20, 2001

"Like a set of surreal flashcards, whipping by to create a crazed, impressionistic portrait of a Europe in which everyone is on the move and nothing is certain."
Survivors of a sunken ship traverse a war-torn Europe in Weiner's picaresque follow-up to The Museum of Love (1994). Read full book review >

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GOOD IN BED by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2001

"Weiner's voice rings true as she flouts conventional wisdom about what women want. An unpredictable and impressive debut."
A Philadelphia Inquirer columnist takes a fresh look at the miseries visited on women by their lovers, fathers, and themselves as they try to conquer the world by waging war on their own bodies. Read full book review >

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WHO DO YOU LOVE by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"This moving story of love that spans a lifetime is Weiner at her heartstring-tugging best."
Andy and Rachel fall in love and fall apart, over and over, in this emotional outing from Weiner (All Fall Down, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >