Search Results: "Rachel Kushner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGE CASE OF RACHEL K by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A short, quirky and sometimes-compelling book from the author of The Flamethrowers (2013)."
Three offbeat tales that border on the surreal yet are curiously (and paradoxically) anchored in a version of historical reality. Read full book review >

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RACHEL by Amy Ehrlich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Maybe Carson's sense of wonder will inspire future environmentalists. (bibliography, epilogue) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ehrlich's biography of the noted environmentalist covers much ground, from her early years in Pennsylvania, to research at Woods Hole Marine Laboratory, to Maine and her environmental writings. Read full book review >

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TELEX FROM CUBA by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"An imaginative work that brings Cuban-American history to life."
Los Angeles resident Kushner's first novel follows the lives of American ex-pats and others in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >

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KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"For enthusiastic fans of amateur detectives only. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A limp murder mystery, needlessly prolonged. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMETHROWERS by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Kushner writes well and plunges us deeply into the disparate worlds of the New York City art scene, European political radicalism and the exhilarating rush of motorcycles."
A novel of art and politics but also of bikes and speed—not Harleys and drugs, but fine (and fast) Italian motorbikes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1995

"Darting, fresh, sensuous, pleasingly elliptical at times, these letters also serve to tether the increasingly deified Carson firmly to earth — just where she'd want to be."
A profusion of artful letters, the greater part from the mellifluous pen of Carson, detailing everyday life while writing The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALK SOFTLY, RACHEL by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Absorbing, powerful, remarkable. (Fiction. 11-15)"
"I used to have a brother," begins Rachel, 14, as she tells her story and that of her dead older brother, having found his journal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Forget the historical theory: This is a profile in courage, the story of how a women with ingenuity, determination, and faith in God and herself survivedand eventually prospered. (9 b&w photos, not seen)"
A moving memoir of an unusual Jewish immigrant experience: homesteading in North Dakota around the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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HERE'S TO YOU, RACHEL ROBINSON by Judy Blume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A good, solid, working-the-family-problem story, with sure appeal for fans. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Blume returns to the trio of seventh graders introduced in Just as Long as We're Together (1987), where Stephanie's narration was colored by her parents' new separation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2007

"Smoller's detailed, engaging portrait of both the period and Rachel's emotional maturation aptly demonstrates how extreme forces can mold-even fortify-a life."
Amid one of the 20th century's most turbulent periods, a Polish Jew finds herself. Read full book review >