Search Results: "Peter Levine"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Interesting, but too long and too dry."
A thoroughly researched but dull treatise showing the significant impact of sports on the great American-Jewish pastime of assimilation. Read full book review >

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THE RABBI OF SWAT by Peter Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Goldbergs episode, but the characters (and the games) seem real enough to satisfy any baseball fan—and many other readers as well."
The Jazz Singer moves uptown to the Polo Grounds, in a first novel by historian Levine (Ellis Island to Ebbets Field, 1992) based on the early career of the New York Giants" first Jewish pitcher. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO HIDE by Peter Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 1996

"The conspiracy is preposterous, the characters wafer-thin, but it's all great diversion for philosophy students looking for distractions from their own work."
Under pressure to turn in his Yale philosophy dissertation in a month, Zach Blumberg discovers that every disk, every hard copy, even his notes, have vanished. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"Lipsyte and Levine mesh well together, and it would be great to see them write a real, comprehensive social history of American sport."
A collaboration between one of our finest sportswriters, New York Times columnist Lipsyte, and one of the premier academic sports historians, Levine (Michigan State Univ.), tracing the history of American sport through the lives of 16 of its most important icons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An intriguing assessment of the effectiveness of a variety of global parenting customs."
A close examination of parenting practices across the globe. Read full book review >

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THE PAPER COWBOY by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"A winningly authentic, realistic and heartwarming family drama. (author's note, photos) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A family crisis pushes a 12-year-old wannabe cowboy living outside Chicago in 1953 to resort to bullying and damaging pranks. Read full book review >

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MURDER HAS NINE LIVES by Laura Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Jaine's flair for the well-turned phrase puts her in the top tier of do-it-yourself detectives."
A writer thinks she's found a ticket to fame and fortune when her cat gets tapped for a TV ad shoot. Read full book review >

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SLASHBACK by Paul Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 1995

"No trace of the wacky promise of Jake's earliest adventures, but if a dose of generic Travis McGee is what you crave, this'll do the job. (Author tour)"
Miami lawyer Jake Lassiter has settled into an unaccustomed groove, defending the likes of synthetic-estrogen manufacturers in liability suits, but excitement is just around the corner. Read full book review >

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KILLING CUPID by Laura Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Even if Cupid's arrow misses its mark, Levine's charming heroine (Death of a Neighborhood Witch, 2012, etc.) is right on target."
A cynical freelancer would rather spend her time looking for love and chocolate than her boss's killer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

To New Yorkers, this is a local story, focused on one of the largest retail clothing stores in Manhattan. Read full book review >

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BUM RAP by Paul Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2015

"The answer, of course, is all of the above in this lightweight but ebulliently seamless melding of Levine's two legal-eagles series."
Levine brings ex-Dolphin Jake Lassiter, Esq., (State vs. Lassiter, 2013, etc.) together with his other series regulars Solomon and Lord, of the Florida bar (Habeas Porpoise, 2014, etc.), under the most trying circumstances possible when Lord asks Lassiter to defend Solomon on a murder charge.Read full book review >