Search Results: "Ruth Ozeki"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FACE by Ruth Ozeki
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"Saving face, face value, and putting on a brave face will all resonate differently with readers of this quirky, philosophical series."
Three titles inaugurate a new series of short paperbacks offering meditations on the author's face. Read full book review >

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A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2013

"A masterpiece, pure and simple."
Ozeki's magnificent third novel (All Over Creation, 2003, etc.) brings together a Japanese girl's diary and a transplanted American novelist to meditate on everything from bullying to the nature of conscience and the meaning of life. Read full book review >

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INSIDE by Ruth Ozeki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"Not exactly cheery or uplifting—as if the eight women writers share the same depressed consciousness."
Eight short stories about contemporary Japanese women grappling with the darker sides of sexuality. Read full book review >

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MY YEAR OF MEATS by Ruth L. Ozeki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Character gems and exquisite plotting make this a treasure to read, but the real sizzle is in the take on beef: grilled between Oprah and Ozeki, every burger now deserves a long, hard look. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; Quality Paperback Book Club selection; author tour)"
A much-hyped debut from documentary filmmaker Ozeki proves well worth the fuss, as a tale both heartwarming and horrific of two women—one American, one Japanese—curiously allied in a struggle against the determination of the meat industry to make the world safe for hormone-laced American beef. 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 >

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ALL OVER CREATION by Ruth L. Ozeki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2003

"A feast for mind and heart."
Second-novelist Ozeki (My Year of Meats, 1998) shifts her focus to potatoes in this full-course meal of a story about family farmers, environmental activists, and corporate agribusinessmen whose interests collide on a farm in Liberty Falls, Idaho. 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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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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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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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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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 >