Search Results: "Norman Silver"


BOOK REVIEW

AN EYE FOR COLOR by Norman Silver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Silver is a penetrating observer of his native society, but he sees no light at the end of the tunnel. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a series of interconnected short stories, a young boy grows up in a South African Jewish family. Read full book review >

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NO TIGERS IN AFRICA by Norman Silver
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Heavy-handed writing and superfluous teen-novel detritus—vomiting, rough language, a glandular romantic subplot—make this hard-going; still, this South African author explores the ways his native society victimizes everyone in it. (Fiction. YA)"
A turgid story about a teenager and his family, deeply warped by their South African past, trying to build a new life in England. Read full book review >

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CLOUD NINE by Norman Silver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Science may not allow humans to float on clouds like inner tubes, or sky surf on a jet-powered cumulus, but this book's paean to the imagination will transport readers easily, believably, up to Armstong's cottony retreat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When his mother suggests he ``go build something,'' Armstrong constructs a ladder to the clouds, and as the numbered clouds pass bysix, seven, eighthe lassos the ninth as his personal refuge in the sky. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

MY PARENT HAS CANCER AND IT REALLY SUCKS by Maya Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are some helpful ideas and anecdotes here, but it's not for every teen. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A guide for teens who have a parent with cancer is chock-full of information and advice but sometimes misses the mark. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A densely packed, dizzyingly detailed tale of art and espionage."
Archaeologist and journalist Silver traces the route of a lost masterpiece. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1999

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BABE IN PARADISE by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2001

"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
An uneven first collection from writer/filmmaker Silver. Read full book review >

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PUSH by Eve Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"This second volume has up-to-the-minute appeal for gamers who like a byte of romance with their sci-fi. (Adventure/romance. 13-18)"
Opening where Rush (2013) left off, this sequel sees Miki's virtual, gaming life and her real life dangerously merge. Read full book review >

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ASSUMPTION OF RISK by Jim Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"In between the juicy stuff, it's all wonky insurance babble and guntalk, with an undercurrent of right-wing politics that does nothing to push along the tale."
James M. Cain showed that an insurance thriller can be a stylish, unequivocal success. Read full book review >

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KNISH by Laura Silver
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"An accomplished piece of research shared in a delightfully readable way."
When is a knish more than just a knish? When it is the repository of more than a century of Jewish immigrant culture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Quietly eloquent, and a valuable glimpse of light in our era's longest night. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Forty-two stirring portraits of common people who backed into heroism when confronted with the Third Reich's genocide machine. Read full book review >