Search Results: "Philip E. Ginsburg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 1993

"Unusual for its psychological depth and close-ups of exotic new forensics. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A standout in the recent spate of books about serial killers. Read full book review >

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THE X PRESIDENT by Philip E. Baruth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"It's a shame that Baruth's real strength as a character-driven storyteller is too often eclipsed by arid think-tank scenarios."
Baruth's first full-length fiction (after linked stories and a novella, not reviewed) is an unsatisfying hybrid: a time-travel extravaganza that's also a political novel featuring Bill Clinton. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"The author's clear love of the game is infectious, making for an enjoyable and entertaining read."
The history, evolution and global impact of one of the world's most popular board games. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A must-read field guide for the intellectually curious."
Superforecasting—predicting events that will occur in the future—is not only possible; it accounts for an entire industry. World-renowned behavioral scientist Tetlock (Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know, 2005, etc.) explains why some people are so good at it and how others can cultivate the skill. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The Steads' work adopts a folkloric approach to cooperative relationships; the affectionately rendered animals that stand in for humans convey a nurturing respect for child readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Within a gentle tale of hibernation and renewal, the Steads' second collaboration (after Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee) explores a second, internal theme: the nature of the storytelling narrative itself. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A valuable addition to the self-help genre, for skimmers and divers alike."
A deceptively simple guide to relationships. Read full book review >

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LENNY & LUCY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Hypnotic artwork and storytelling invite children to linger in the wild woods of worry and emerge intact, enriched, and utterly invigorated by this complex, contemporary fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peter, his dad, and his dog, Harold, move to a narrow house just on the other side of "dark unfriendly woods," across a rickety bridge. Read full book review >

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A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE by Philip C. Stead
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"This gentle, ultimately warm story acknowledges the care and reciprocity behind all good friendships: Much like Amos's watch, they must be wound regularly to remain true. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Amos McGee, an elderly zookeeper, enjoys a clockwork life (one teaspoonful of sugar for oatmeal, two for tea and the number five bus to work) until the sniffles force him to stay in bed and miss his daily visits with animal friends. Read full book review >

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SECOND PERSON SINGULAR by Sayed Kashua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Kashua fails to illuminate his characters' troubled souls."
Two Arab-Israelis struggle with their insecurities in this unconvincing third novel from the Arab-Israeli writer. Read full book review >

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SUNSET CITY by Melissa Ginsburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Despite some wistful passages about grief that showcase Ginsburg's background as a poet, Charlotte's story falls flat."
A young woman reconnects with her oldest but most troubled friend only to become swept up in the investigation of her brutal murder. Read full book review >

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LISETTE’S ANGEL by Amy Littlesugar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"A new way to bring a bit of WWII history to the youngest of children. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The author of the fine Shake Rag (1998), which made a picture book from the early life of Elvis Presley, takes some memories belonging to her paratrooper father-in-law, among others, and crafts a tale of D-Day for young people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ASLEEP, ASLEEP by Mirra Ginsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1992

"Quintessentially simple and altogether beguiling: a perfect choice for tuck-in time. (Picture book. 1-6)"
"Inspired by a verse of A. Vvedensky," a lovely litany of queries and subtly modulated responses: "Are the wolves asleep? Read full book review >