Search Results: "R.J. Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 9, 2012

"A fine story of angels versus demons and their unseen spiritual battle."
Angels, demons and the supernatural collide in Ellis' first book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Suggestions for further reading include titles for both adults and children. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
With the handsome treatment readers have come to expect, Bial presents the history of the New York Harbor immigration station that processed a good half of the immigrants coming to America between 1892 and 1924. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Maxinne Rhea Leighton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, authentic details plus Nolan's misty, rather somber paintings capture the period—especially the Ellis Island site—with grace and care. (Young reader/Picture book. 5- 9)"
A first-time author re-creates her father's experience of coming to America early in this century with his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT ELLIS ISLAND by Louise Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"This last element is often ponderous and intrusive, an adult layer over what are children's voices, and ultimately limits the effectiveness of an otherwise artfully organized whole. (bibliography, websites) (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-12)"
The voice of a fictional immigrant girl joins with those of historical narratives and the author's own to paint a portrait of Ellis Island and the children who passed through it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIS ISLAND INTERVIEWS by Peter M. Coan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"With so many stories, and so many voices, this is a fine collection of primary-source materials. (index, appendix, b&w photos, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Coan takes readers on an emotional tour of Ellis Island with this elaborate, readable collection of interviews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE

"A glittering, accomplished, but rather callow tale of a latter-day Lost Generation."
How empty can the lives of young, rich, beautiful people be? Find out in this jaundiced novel of contemporary mores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ORPHAN OF ELLIS ISLAND by Elvira Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Woodruff includes details about the adventure that make it compelling, but the story is drily told and often heavy-handed. (map, glossary, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-12)"
A colorless adventure through time as an orphan discovers something about his past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 2, 1981

"Finally, then: a collection of spun-sugar stories, artfully done but awfully fragile."
Helprin (A Dove of the East, Refiner's Fire) has a disposition toward felicity, charm, elfin humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Interesting, but too long and too dry."
A thoroughly researched but dull treatise showing the significant impact of sports on the great American-Jewish pastime of assimilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND ELLIS D by Donnell Alexander
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Question: 'What can baseball teach us in the age of Adderall?' Alexander's answer: That a myopic culture that values production above all else has always been with us."
An idiosyncratic memoir/tribute to Dock Ellis, the man who threw a major league no-hitter in June 1970 while kited on LSD. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"As enlightening as it is entertaining: a worthwhile addition to the field of popular anthropology."
A well-documented and scrupulously researched look at New York City's two greatest waves of immigration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRET EASTON ELLIS AND THE OTHER DOGS by Lina Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2016

"A poetic, unsentimental drama that offers a meditation on love in all its disparate forms."
A young woman living in the slums of Barcelona quietly observes the aftermath of a famous writer's interventions. Read full book review >