Search Results: "Naomi Lowinsky"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1992

A Berkeley psychotherapist urges women to explore their deepest connections with their mothers, daughters, and female ancestors to arrive at a full and productive sense of self—and, as inspiration, offers a captivating account of her own search for her female roots. Read full book review >

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CODE NAME KOMIKO by Naomi Paul
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"This bland techno-thriller has plenty of action but not quite enough style. (Thriller. 13-18)"
A teenage hacktivist and her online comrades encounter danger and betrayal when they begin investigating a fashion mogul's business operations in Hong Kong. Read full book review >

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STEALING FOR A LIVING by Naomi Rand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 30, 2003

"Though the nominal perps turn out to be nobodies, that's just the point of Rand's sophomore exploration of evil at its most slippery and self-justifying."
It's always something for a working mother in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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OFFSEASON by Naomi Holoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"A rather stiff and unconvincing debut: Holoch's lovers never quite come alive or glow as the City of Light does, even in this dark time of year."
A first novel from the editor of the Women on Women series: an earnest tale of doomed lesbian love in a wonderfully rendered out- of-season Paris setting. Read full book review >

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BLOOD HINA by Naomi Hirahara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2010

"Aging and financially struggling Mas Arai's fourth case (Snakeskin Shamisen, 2006, etc.) is shaggy but very engaging, written with heart and depth, and starring an Everyman for our time."
Elderly Los Angeles gardener Mas Arai turns unlikely sleuth again to help a friend in distress. Read full book review >

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SNAKESKIN SHAMISEN by Naomi Hirahara
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2006

"Hirahara's complex and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American subculture enhances her mystery, and vice versa."
Mas Arai's probe of a restaurant murder stretches back 50 years to old secrets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 1997

"But the author's alternative to such confusion, an adaptation of Native American initiation rituals, seems unpersuasive and insufficient. (Author tour)"
This luminous personal memoir of a young girl's discovery and embrace of her own sexual desire is somewhat dimmed by the author's intrusive, familiar analysis of this culture's misrepresentation of female sexuality. Read full book review >

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SINGING SHIJIMI CLAMS by Naomi Kojima
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A feel-good episode if ever there was one. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Told and illustrated with equal spareness, this tender Japanese tale will please young readers who find the fate of the oysters in "The Walrus and the Carpenter" discomfiting. Read full book review >

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1001 CRANES by Naomi Hirahara
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Well-written and episodic, this is an easy read that seeks to explain how relationships work or don't, and to reassure readers that it is possible to survive even the worst. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Relationships aren't easy. Read full book review >

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A LETTER THAT WILL COME TOMORROW by Naomi O'Hara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2008

"An heartfelt, insightful analysis on the inhumanity of war."
War and humanity in a battle-weary America circa 2021. Read full book review >