Search Results: "Morgan D. Rosenberg"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2011

"Dark Buddhism thoughtfully melds selected aspects of Zen Buddhism and Objectivism into a practical philosophy of conscious living; even if this doesn't work for you, it may shed some light onto your pursuit of happiness."
Combine Zen Buddhism-plus-self with Ayn Rand's Objectivism-plus-emotions to get one person's path to daily enlightenment. Read full book review >

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SKY BLUE WATER by Jay D. Peterson
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Young readers may be surprised to see that everyday life can be entirely engaging."
A book of short stories from Minnesota aims to deliver good, old-fashioned storytelling. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"His work also captures tender gestures and stirring subtleties such as the vague image of the Statue of Liberty as seen from an airplane window. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Establishing roots in a new country is hard for Iksander and his family, who had to flee their war-torn homeland. Read full book review >

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HEART AND SOUL by Liz Rosenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

"As a study in depression, the book is sensitive and incisive, enhanced by a poetic writing style and skill in characterizing two teenagers at the very precipice of madness. (Fiction. 12+)"
The world of Willie Steinberg, 17, is colorless, peopled with wraiths like her mother, who spends her days in a vodka-and-tonic haze while waiting for Willie's father to return from the business trip that has so far lasted two years. Read full book review >

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THE MOVIE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE by David Rosenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Too heavy-handed, too archetypal by half."
A brilliant idea dullishly done, as Rosenberg (ed., Testimony, 1989; trans., The Book of J, 1990) asks 23 well-known novelists, poets, and literary critics to name their earliest life-changing movie—and then to sit through it again today via videocassette. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE DUKE by Joel Rosenberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1995

"95), combining a firm, practical grip on reality with an effective blend of Irish and Norse mythologies in a taut, gripping narrative."
In this first of a new fantasy series, three fencing-team college friends—Torrie Thorsen, his girlfriend Maggie Christensen, and Ian Silverstein—will spend spring break at Torrie's home in Hardwood, North Dakota. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An evenhanded introduction to as unlovable and consequential a crew as ever pounded a boardroom's conference table."
A blue-chip rundown on the predatory Wall Streeters who incur sizable risks in hope of realizing handsome rewards—by taking big positions at a discount in the distressed debt securities of Chapter 11 casualties. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"A sturdy jumping-off point that should leave interested readers poised to plunge into deeper, more challenging works."
A solid and well-written, if analytically unexceptional, overview of the complex experience of modern American women. Read full book review >

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ROOTS & FLOWERS by Liz Rosenberg
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2001

Rosenberg again brings contemporary "adult" poems to a younger audience, in an appealing and intriguing format. Read full book review >

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THE CUTTING ROOM by Robert Rosenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"All of Rosenberg's characters, even his walk-ons, leave an indelible impression."
Fired from his job as Jerusalem's chief of investigations after his Gordian resolution of Crimes of the City (1991), Avram Cohen accepts his old friend filmmaker Max Broder's oft-urged invitation to Hollywood—only to find Max dead, an apparent suicide, and The Survivor's Secrets, his film about his escape from Dachau with Cohen and Bernard Levine, pulled from release by the withdrawal of Epica Productions. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM by David Rosenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2006

"For lay readers and scholars, a valuable exploration of how Abraham and his biographers fit into the larger scheme of Jewish cultural and religious history."
Innovative look at the patriarch by biblical scholar Rosenberg (Dreams of Being Eaten Alive, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >