Search Results: "Paula Bernstein"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Looking for a riveting reunited twin tale? Stick with The Parent Trap."
Intriguing but clunky account of twins who found each other in midlife. Read full book review >

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SPY-IN-TRAINING by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An action-packed series opener with plenty of room for improvement. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Accustomed to being ignored, a middle child finds herself in the center of an espionage operation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fascinating and memorable account of a life and times difficult to imagine today. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1978, an 11-year-old girl fights poverty and prejudice with gutsy perseverance and talent to fulfill her dream of studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2000

An odd mix of conversational commentary and detailed historical documentation that presents an account of burgeoning British imperialism in India. Read full book review >

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RACHEL IN THE WORLD by Jane Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A bracing testimony—not at all self-flattering—to parental love and advocacy."
Refreshingly unsentimental, wrenchingly candid sequel to the author's previous memoir about her developmentally challenged daughter, Loving Rachel (1988). Read full book review >

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The Israeli Social Decline by Arik Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2016

"A thoughtful, if not always entirely clear, account of the State of Israel."
A sweeping reflection on the dangers posed to Israel by moral decline, and some possible solutions. Read full book review >

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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE by Nell Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"The combination of muckraking research and absolutism make the book passionate and convincing as advocacy, though conservative readers may be less moved."
An investigation of the American juvenile justice system, seen as too fundamentally corrosive to be reformed. Read full book review >

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CHINA 1945 by Richard Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A nuanced hindsight assessment that expertly pursues the historical ramification of roads not taken."
Journalist Bernstein (The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters, 2009, etc.), who was the first bureau chief in China for Time, uses his considerable expertise on the Chinese Revolution to create this immensely readable account of how the United States "lost" China to the communists and who was ultimately at fault: the Americans, the Soviets or Mao?Read full book review >

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SPY TO THE RESCUE by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Over-the-top action that will keep readers turning pages. (Adventure. 9-12)"
During her attempt to save her father, a teen spy uncovers an assassination plot. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"A necessary, fresh, straightforward read for all ages, since life, as Bernstein bluntly states, is a process of coming-of-old-age."
A geriatrician's lively guide to living well after 60. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1994

"A sophisticated, tough-minded examination of the newest fault line in late 20th century American culture. (Author tour)"
From New York Times reporter Bernstein (Fragile Glory, 1990), a stinging attack on multiculturalism, a ``messianic political program...[that] does not take kindly to true difference.'' Just as the egalitarian ideals of the French Revolution fell into a dÇrapage (slide) that led to the Reign of Terror, Bernstein avers, so the civil-rights revolution has lurched into a leftist intolerance that is contradictory to its professed pluralistic ideals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A diligent scholar pursues a subject given to theories of exploitation and dehumanization, but intriguing any way you look at it."
An investigation of the Western male's age-old attraction to Asian women. Read full book review >