Search Results: "Philip Levy"


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE WASHINGTON WRITTEN UPON THE LAND by Philip Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An esoteric book that may enlighten devotees of Fredericksburg geography and the trees that symbolize the man."
A new look at George Washington, "focusing on his poorly documented and heavily mythologized childhood years." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Not much with which to flesh out Washington's bio, but a wealth in deliberative detail to contemplate and relish."
An excavation of George Washington's Virginia "Home Farm." Read full book review >

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SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Droll middle school drama. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A lively preteen develops the "superpsychic" ability to converse with the dead, complicating her seventh-grade life in this lighthearted debut. Read full book review >

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SEVENTH GRADE TANGO by Elizabeth Levy
Released: March 1, 2000

"Precocious preteens will find that this humorously empathetic take on budding romance is just right. (Fiction. 10-12)"
PLB 0-7868-2427-1 The content and concerns of Levy's latest is at odds with the young reading level and large type size, which may prevent this novel's natural audience of middle schoolers from finding a fast and funny read. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1996

"A highly readable mixture of true crime and popular science that is much stronger on the former than the latter."
A compelling examination of a frontier where science meets the law. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1994

"Real film food."
Levy (Film and Sociology/Arizona State Univ.) wrote 1987's overserious And the Winner Is: The History and Politics of the Oscar Award. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2006

"Quirky and occasionally charming, but less than authoritative."
The education of a birding novice, enthralled through close contact with a red-winged blackbird in New York City's renowned avian reserve. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OPEN ROAD by Burt Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1998

"Funny high-octane fuel for fans of the comic nostalgia tales of humorist Jean Shepherd; crowded equally with typecast characters and vivid racing scenes."
Cartoonish coming-of-ager: a year in the life of a bunch of lovable New Jersey palookas on the upper-crusty open-road car- race circuit. Read full book review >

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DIRTY BLVD. by Aidan Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A valuable study of Reed, further cementing his totemic influence as the high priest of art rock."
A biography of legendary rocker Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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THE RULES DO NOT APPLY by Ariel Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Unflinchingly candid and occasionally heartbreaking."
An award-winning journalist tells the story of how her formerly charmed life in which "lost things could always be replaced" came to a brutally abrupt end. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"An assertive blast, filled with punchy language and vivid images."
An attack on "female chauvinist pigs," women who make sex objects of themselves and of other women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DROWNED by Elizabeth Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Though Levy creates nightmarish scenes, the story shows little internal logic and, during the period of Clark's indecision and Lily's long confinement, nearly strands readers in a slow, drawn-out last half. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An Atlantic City dowager reanimates her drowned son with annual human sacrifices in this confusing chiller. Read full book review >