Search Results: "Ruth Baron"


BOOK REVIEW

DEFRIENDED by Ruth Baron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"Baron produces a novel that feels based on adult assumptions regarding teens' use of Facebook; it will likely appeal only to the disconnected adult gift-giver with no sense of teen reading taste. (Horror. 12-16)"
A ghost-story wannabe for the digital age. Read full book review >

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SAVING RUTH by Zoe Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Conflicts and secrets abound, yet the tension doesn't quite build, so the eruption of the final crisis seems abrupt and the resolution far too easy."
Home after the first year at college—can you keep your secrets hidden? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite occasional redundancies—only natural given the 400 pages of commentary on a brief text—this book is absorbing and provocative."
A generally superb collection of both traditional and unorthodox readings of the Book of Ruth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DROWNING RUTH by Christina Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"An engrossing debut from a writer to watch."
With quietly powerful prose and carefully nuanced description, a first-novelist creates a satisfying fictional world inhabited by complicated people painfully coming to terms with their common history. Read full book review >

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RUTH BENEDICT by Margaret Mead
Released: Sept. 1, 1974

"Mead's portrait is followed by a selection from the essential Benedict (on cultural configurations, Zuni mythology, primitive freedom, Japanese self-discipline) which reveal her as lucid, seminal, humane, and very much the writer she always wanted to be."
This is a volume in the Leaders of Modern Anthropology series, and as such it is an introduction to Ruth Benedict as a thinker and a human being, not a full-scale biography. Read full book review >

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BECOMING BABE RUTH by Matt Tavares
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Flamboyant and amazingly talented, the Sultan of Swat receives due appreciation here. (author's note, statistics chart, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An homage to the Bambino introduces a new audience to this great legend of baseball. Read full book review >

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RUTH BADER GINSBURG by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A beautiful example of what a picture book can be. (glossary) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
How did a book-loving girl grow up to be a Supreme Court justice? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An immensely readable off-the-beaten path history."
Historian and travel writer Palmer spins the recherché story of a megalomaniac German Russian reactionary who invaded Mongolia during the Russian Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE BARON WAR by Jory Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Fans of the series won't be disappointed if they're looking for more of the same."
The fourth in Sherman's novels about the Barons of Texas (Grass Kingdom, not reviewed, etc.), with the Civil War as a backdrop. Read full book review >

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RUTH, A PORTRAIT by Patricia Cornwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1997

A syrupy but engaging biography of the famous preacher's irrepressible wife. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODY RED BARON by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

Vampire-battle aces let slip the bats of war in this superior sequel to Anno-Dracula (1993), itself a benchmark for vampire fiction. Read full book review >

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THE POTATO BARON by John Thorndike
Released: May 30, 1989

Thorndike (Anna Delaney's Child, 1986) builds his smoothly constructed second novel around an 80's dilemma: in order to keep a marriage together, just how much does a man have to sacrifice for the sake of his wife's independence? Read full book review >