Search Results: "Philip Ackerman-Leist"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"Dense with information and studded with numerous graphs and charts, this book provides a deeper understanding of what principles need to change in order to create local food environments."
In-depth scrutiny of the modern food system and suggestions on how it should change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BROKEN BOY by Karen Ackerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, the dialogue is witty and offbeat, the situation engrossing, the characters perceptively drawn, and the outcome moving and credible—though Daniel may not recover from his suicide attempt, others are seeking new reconciliations as a result of it. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When the Ferrises move in next door, where Solly Freedom's aged friend Mrs. Sawyer used to live, Solly's family takes their oddities in stride; after all, Solly's parents came of age in the 60's and have their own idiosyncracies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"Like Pan, Ackerman is an unpredictable sensualist in the garden, and one with lots of facts. A more gladdening companion would be hard to imagine."
A rapt and lovely seasonal pilgrimage, perfectly attuned, through Ackerman's (Deep Play, 1999, etc.) home garden to points beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"One could do a lot worse than to find Ackerman at the end of the line when feeling those desperately slippery moments of despair, the rush into the unknown."
From Ackerman (Rarest of the Rare, 1995, etc.) come these graceful, canny reflections on her hours spent fielding calls at a suicide prevention center. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Smart and polished and totally entertaining, Ackerman is a pure pleasure."
Intimate, savory portraits of imperiled animals and environments, by the author of A Natural History of Love (1994), etc. Extinction is a natural part of evolution, often "unmalicious, intentionless, random." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A playful, rewarding jaunt through the brain's chemical realities and emotional intangibles."
A search for how the brain works, and where it ends and the mind begins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIRIT HORSE by Ned Ackerman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Reminiscent of Armstrong Sperry's Call It Courage, this is an exciting story with a richly satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Running Crane's mother has married a member of the Kainaa band, and he still feels like an outsider. Read full book review >

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MOVEABLE MABELINE by Karen Ackerman
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Isobel and Mimi yearn after the pretty, unusual doll in the shop window, but despite their happy daydreams she's not destined to be theirs—until years later, when they happen On her in an antique shop and buy her for Isobel's granddaughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 16, 1994

"A tour of one man's life, with little action but first-rate scenery and commentary."
The first-person voice in this endearingly quirky first novel is so entertaining that it makes up for a lack of transformation on the part of the main characters. Read full book review >