Search Results: "Ruth Winter"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER by Christopher Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Elegant, lyrical, and absorbing."
Thomas Hardy's last love. Read full book review >

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WINTER by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The labels may prove more distracting than illuminating, but this isn't quite the usual sort of stop on the well-worn seasonal round. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
A quick, season-centered look-about from a master of paper engineering. Read full book review >

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WINTER by Child's Play
by Child's Play, illustrated by Ailie Busby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An arbitrary listing of activities loosely connected by the concept of seasons, the book may be too wordy for toddlers and doesn't provide enough substance to engage preschoolers. (Board book. 2-3)"
A multiethnic cast of characters is shown cheerfully engaged in seasonal activities. Read full book review >

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WINTER by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Not up to the standard set by the author's Letters from the Inside (1994), but likely to find a readership nevertheless. (Fiction. YA)"
An Australian import that examines the reverberations a traumatic past has upon the present. Read full book review >

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Winter by Thomas Drago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2016

"Another surefire horror outing with realistic heroes from a new specialist in the genre."
This third installment of a series examines apocalyptic events in the heart of the American South. Read full book review >