Search Results: "Norma Khouri"


BOOK REVIEW

NORMA by Sofi Oksanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2017

"In spite of promising material, the question of who will emerge victorious loses its urgency along the way, and the ending, though surprising, fails to satisfy."
Award-winning Finnish-Estonian novelist Oksanen (When the Doves Disappeared, 2015, etc.) tackles the global exploitation of women and the entwined secrets of two families in this story of a woman with magical hair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"An eye-opening indictment of Islam as 'a totalitarian regime operating under the guise of a religion' and of the mistreatment of women in the modern Arab world."
Speaking on behalf of her murdered friend, a Jordanian woman bravely defies Islamic fundamentalism and repudiates her homeland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NORMA GENE by M.E. Roufa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A novel with a madcap premise and appealing characters that does not quite fulfill its comedic promise."
Roufa's debut novel follows the misadventures of a clone of Abraham Lincoln and a clone of Marilyn Monroe as they attempt to evade government agents and figure out what it means to claim their own identities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRIVING MISS NORMA by Tim Bauerschmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"An uplifting and life-affirming memoir."
A traveler/retiree's account of the lessons he learned about living well from touring the country with his dying nonagenarian mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 12, 2012

"Fans will appreciate this modest look at how a star is born, raised and nurtured before she goes supernova and, eventually, collapses."
Glaeg's first biography follows Norma Jeane Dougherty from humble beginnings to her transformation into the glamorous Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Those who believe language is a delight as well as a necessity will happily while away the hours meandering through these pages. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Safire charms yet again with his lively interest in our language. ``Norma Loquendi,'' that fickle lass whose name the author translates as ``the everyday voice of the native speaker,'' is the title character of this eighth book to come from Safire's ``On Language'' column in the New York Times Magazine (Quoth the Maven, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE AVENGER CRACKS THE CODE by Norma Howe
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Stay tuned. (author's notes) (Fiction. 12+)"
There's a lot of stuff going on in this sequel to The Adventures of Blue Avenger (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF BLUE AVENGER by Norma Howe
Released: April 1, 1999

"It's unabashed, cockle-warming wish fulfillment in a novel that has priceless moments and is the perfect respite from all the bleak YA fiction out there. (Fiction. 13-15)"
In a funny, warmly romantic tale from Howe (Shoot for the Moon, 1992, etc.) an impulsive decision leads an average teenager into fulfilling his desire to be "Secret champion of the underdog, modest seeker of truth, fearless innovator of the unknown." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOOT FOR THE MOON by Norma Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Some themes here are similar to those in Howe's The Game of Life (1989); this will also have popular appeal, but it's less skillfully written. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Gina Gari has a strong and loving relationship with her grandfather, who has paid attention to her while everyone else in her family seems indifferent—most especially, she's shared his love of yo-yos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSTEAD by Norma Shainin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"A moving novel of family, history and dreams deferred that captures the joys and pains of both sisterhood and romantic love."
A deftly conjured historical novel dealing with the darker side of love and familial legacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Still, it's a spirited story, and readers will look forward to the likely sequels. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Noah Sark is on assignment, for Heaven's sake! Read full book review >