Search Results: "Philip Lieberman"


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THE UNPREDICTABLE SPECIES by Philip Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2013

"A fascinating though occasionally crotchety scholarly presentation of the relationship among biology, genetics and culture. May be difficult going for some general readers."
Lieberman (Emeritus Linguistics/Brown Univ.; Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language, 2006, etc.) examines the unique creative potential of the human brain. Read full book review >

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OFF POINTE by Leanne Lieberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A formulaic story that will appeal to dance fanatics. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A teen with a ballet obsession learns to appreciate modern dance. Read full book review >

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SHADOW DANCERS by Herbert Lieberman
Released: June 7, 1989

A psycho-killer-stalks-Manhattan novel that recycles the middle-aged cop-hero and high-impact prose of Lieberman's best (Nightbloom, 1984) but that generates only the modest thrills of his The Green Train (1986) or Night Call from a Distant Time Zone (1982). Read full book review >

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SOJOURN AT ELMHURST by Michael Lieberman
Released: April 1, 1998

"Flashes of poetic skill, as in the eloquent 'But,' make the rest of this sequence, with its excess of prose, seem like a work in progress, in desperate need of Lieberman's solid versifying."
Lieberman, a Houston research physician, overreaches in this second book of poems, a narrative sequence concerning a middle-aged Jewish biochemist who checks into a mental hospital in order to resolve his spiritual tensions and sort out the competing voices in his head. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF TREES by Leanne Lieberman
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The issues are vitally important, but the heroine's facile acceptance of a hot boy's pacifism is hardly convincing, the straw-man yeshiva students diminish the painful political realities and Mia just isn't likable enough to carry the tale. (Fiction. 12-13)"
A 17-year-old has a shallow religious epiphany followed by an equally shallow retreat from religion and political awakening. Read full book review >

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ADMISSIONS by Nancy Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Which school does Zoe land in? Not telling. All in all: big fun for select readers."
For its intended audience, a laugh-out-loud debut about admissions to Manhattan's coveted private schools. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Heavy on affirmative experiences; light on political insight."
Side-by-side diaries from the first Jewish candidate for vice-president and his wife chronicle some laughs and some letdowns, but no regrets. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER SIX by A.J. Lieberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Lots of excitement and comfy predictability for readers willing to go with the unlikely flow. (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
On a heavily polluted future Earth, a group of orphans battles to bring down the evil industrialist who killed their scientist parents. P.S., they also save the planet. Read full book review >

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MAX & CHARLIE by Zack Lieberman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS

"This urban Alice in Wonderland combines excitement and reflection to take readers on a colorfully wild ride through an archetypal New York."
In this graphic novel, a boy searches a surreal New York City for his lost dog, learning much about the world and himself. Read full book review >

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BE AN ACCOMPLICE
by Michelle Martin

In Philip Nel’s newly published monograph Was the Cat in the Hat Black?, he concludes his intriguing analysis of the insidious and steadfast presence of racism in children’s literature historically with a manifesto, a concrete list of “action items” that children’s-literature professionals can do to start to make the genre an inclusive one. Point No. 11 of the manifesto is ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Appealing for true believers and politicos alike."
A Connecticut lawmaker finds inspiration in the Sabbath—and wants to share the love in this "inspired" tome. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICAL BATTERY PARK by Linda Anderson Lieberman
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"This fun, educational fantasy introduces readers to New York history and should appeal to those fond of the Magic School Bus and Magic Tree House series."
In Lieberman's debut novel, a grandmother relates the magical, historical adventure of her grandchildren visiting her in New York City's Battery Park. Read full book review >