Search Results: "Rick Jacobson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MASTER’S APPRENTICE by Rick Jacobson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 11, 2008

"A fascinating little tidbit that could be true, but is unsourced. (author's note) (Picture book. 8-11)"
Marco's family brings him from Venice to Florence, where he is to be apprenticed to the great young master, Michelangelo Buonarroti. Read full book review >

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TCHAIKOVSKY DISCOVERS AMERICA by Esther Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"A treat for those who already love Tchaikovsky's music, and certain to create legions of new fans. (source notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In this rewritten spinoff from a recording of the same name (published in Toronto: BMG KIDZ, 1993), the 11-year-old daughter of Russian ÇmigrÇs meets the composer during his 1891 trip to America. Read full book review >

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A CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE AWESOME KIND
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BOOK REPORT for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Cover Story: Airport Thriller
BFF Charm: Double Trouble
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said EXTREME!
Bonus Factors: Aliens, The Apocalypse, Trust No One
Relationship Status: You Shook Me All Night Long

Cover Story: Airport Thriller

There is nothing embarrassing about this cover (which, in the YA genre ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOODCHAIN by Jeff Jacobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2010

"Jacobson trenchantly denounces the substandard treatment of animals and the questionable practice of paying to hunt captive animals in a debut packed with relentless scenes of death and torture. Sensitive readers beware."
A one-time veterinarian descends into a maelstrom of violence and grim ethical dilemmas. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2012

"Rich and flavorful—best ingested in small amounts so the savory pleasures linger."
The 2010 winner of the Man Booker Prize serves up selections from his columns at the Independent. Read full book review >

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FALSE ACCUSATIONS by Alan Jacobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 1999

"Good questions, but the characters, meanwhile, are stick figures and the plotting's unconvincing—including the final twist, which in its awkwardness is more irritating than breathtaking. (Author tour)"
A debut suspenser that takes something from Patricia Cornwell, something from John Grisham, and manages a bland blend of both. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"This poignant and provocative book goes beyond its historical setting to get to the heart of why people do or don't identify with ethnic, national, or religious groups."
A dramatic exploration of varying degrees of Jewish identity espoused, concealed, or denied by 15 Holocaust survivors during and after the war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"A good start on a rich subject."
A solid, readable academic inquiry into accordion technology and culture, showing how the instrument has adapted to changing times and trends. Read full book review >

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THE PROTOCOLS OF AMBIGUITY by B.B. Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"A skillfully written novel, undermined by fundamentalist propaganda."
In Jacobson's debut novel, a precocious boy from a broken family feels God's influence on his life. Read full book review >

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ALL FOR LOVE by Dan Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"An eccentric, engaging mix of melodrama and erudition."
A true tale of love and madness in Belle Epoque Vienna serves as the basis for this Booker nominee. Read full book review >

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NO MORE MR. NICE GUY by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A lovely, lively novel for all its sometimes bitter view of the war between the sexes; impeccably written, and without a false note."
Man Booker Prize winner Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.) delivers a cross-the-pond rejoinder to Philip Roth in this entertaining, sexually laden picaresque. Read full book review >