Search Results: "Peter von Ziegesar"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOOKING GLASS BROTHER by Peter von Ziegesar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"In a memorable memoir reflecting identity, von Ziegesar tells of his stepbrother's wounds, both psychic and grievously physical, occasionally with fraternal irascibility and more frequently with candid understanding."
A scion of the East Coast upper crust contends with his family, especially one particularly difficult kinsman. Read full book review >

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DARK HORSES by Cecily von Ziegesar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A soap-operatic blend of Romeo and Juliet and My Friend Flicka. Yikes. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A troubled teen finds her temporary soul mate in a troubled horse. Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW YOU LOVE ME by Cecily von Ziegesar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Getting it all sorted out is the fun of it, and like its predecessor, it's a highly enjoyable speedboat of a read, zipping along at lightning speed, leaving adolescent angst, wounded egos, and Manolo Blahnik mules in its wake. (Fiction. YA)"
Continuing her soap opera saga where Gossip Girl (p. 580) left off, von Ziegesar again has her mostly rich, private-school crew of privileged Manhattan teenagers partying at elegant eateries, drinking booze, and shopping at high-end stores, but also thinking about college. Read full book review >

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GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily von Ziegesar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

"That caveat aside, girls should find this lightweight novel spicy, entertaining, and their own trashy fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Deliciously catty and immediately engrossing, this is the ultimate beach read for teenage girls, offering them a titillating peek into the heady world of Manhattan's well-heeled teens, private-school kids who "have unlimited access to money and booze," and—since their prominent self-involved parents are terribly busy and largely disinterested—"tons of privacy" as well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"A reader would want to be on the guest list at one of von Beltz's parties. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A name-dropping, often funny account by one of California's golden girls who, paralyzed from the neck down after a car crash, prevailed over predictions that she faced life as nothing more than a ``talking head'' and death within five years. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF KING LION by Sibylle von Olfers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Fun as a novelty piece, but unlikely to engage too many 21st-century readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A 1912 German classic is reprinted in English for the first time in its 101-year-old history. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE SNOW CHILDREN by Sibylle von Olfers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An old-fashioned delight for new children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A simple but richly imaginative tale in a tiny book with exquisite illustrations, translated from a 1905 German book. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Otherwise, a sheer delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A stray cat appears on the porch, but runs away at the first sign of the human. Read full book review >

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QBISM by Hans Christian von Baeyer
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"QBism remains controversial, but scientifically inclined readers will share von Baeyer's enthusiasm and come away with a feeling, if not a deep understanding, of quantum phenomena that doesn't require suspension of disbelief."
"There is a strangeness about quantum mechanics that is rooted not in its mathematical complexity but in the paradoxes and enigmas that have bedeviled it from birth." Since that birth 90 years ago, scientists regularly explain quantum physics, in all its weirdness, to the general public. Here's the latest. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Readers impatient for the next adventure of Holly Hobbie's Toot and Puddle will be glad to have this while they wait. (Picture book. 3-8)"
paper 1-55037-608-X Large print, telescoped illustrations, and extremely rapid outcomes from decisions propel readers through this whimsical story. Read full book review >

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JESSICA by Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph.D.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2006

"A nice piece of work, as therapy and as narrative."
A powerful case study on the effects of early emotional trauma, recall and gradual recovery, from psychotherapist Von Glahn. Read full book review >