Search Results: "Pascale Kramer"


BOOK REVIEW

AUTOPSY OF A FATHER by Pascale Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A timely if sketchily drawn look at the rise of bigotry and the ways racial and ethnic tensions play out in one French community and family."
When Ania returns to Les Épinettes for her estranged father's funeral, she discovers that a political brouhaha has erupted in the latest novel by Swiss writer Kramer (The Child, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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IT'S ABOUT TIME by Pascale Estellon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Pretty to look at but marred by visual errors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
French illustrator Estellon explores the idea of time in this concept book for young readers. Read full book review >

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JOSS WHEDON by Amy Pascale
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An informative and readable book that often resembles a long PR piece."
Obsessively detailed treatment of the director of The Avengers and creator of Buffy the Vampire SlayerFirefly and other TV series. Read full book review >

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A SEASON IN MECCA by Abdellah Hammoudi
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2006

"A Muslim counterpart to Lawrence Taylor's Occasions of Faith (1995) and other recent studies of pilgrimage; highly recommended for students of contemporary Islam, especially those prohibited from entering its shrines."
A Moroccan ethnographer travels to Islam's shrines and reports on what he finds, much of it unexpected. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE ENDS by Jeff Attinella
CHILDREN'S

"Entertaining and informative—a rousing choice for young baseball fans."
This illustrated children's book explains how the Chicago Cubs finally broke the 108-year drought that kept them from winning the World Series. Read full book review >

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TONI MORRISON by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This book will inspire readers and allow them to see that focus, hard work, and discipline have given Morrison and her work a prominent perch in our literary heritage. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
An extremely well-written and powerful entry in the African- American Biographies series about a young girl who became a writer and went on to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Read full book review >

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CLARA’S WAR by Clara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2009

"Lucidly told with deeply etched personality sketches, thanks to the author's use of her teenage diary, now in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum."
Besieged Jews are saved by the most unlikely of heroes in Kramer's Holocaust memoir. Read full book review >

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Good-Bye Def Leppard by Stef Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2008

"A captivating tale about growing up best suited for nostalgic members of Generation X."
In Kramer's debut novel, a middle-aged mother remembers falling into a complicated romance in the early 1990s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1993

"Priceless firsthand advice on a subject still deep in the shadows."
The touching, instructive memoir of a couple facing the husband's death from cancer. Read full book review >