Search Results: "Sabina Berman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A satisfying novel."
Narrated by a savant rescued from a feral existence by a woman who discovers her in the basement of the house she inherits in Mazatlán, Mexico, this is a novel of ideas masquerading as a story about sustainable tuna fishing. Preposterous as that sounds, it's an assured and satisfying debut. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE NEW WORLD by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Murray's writing is chilly, but she is astute about the addictive nature of adventure and the unnerving relationship between the explorer and those he explores/hunts."
In 10 stories by Murray (Forgery, 2007, etc.), historical figures adventure into new worlds largely because they feel excluded in their old ones. Read full book review >

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WOLFIE PAINTS THE TOWN by Sabina Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A nice choice to encourage kids to explore their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Portrait of a town by a young wolf. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Not just a compelling history, but a cry for help in the recurring struggle to gain what is supposed to be an inalienable right."
An incisive look at the many issues surrounding the right to vote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORGERY by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Doesn't deliver anything it aims for."
From Murray (A Carnivore's Inquiry, 2004, etc.), a disappointing novel set in a politically-charged Greece, mainly on the fictionalized island of Aspros in 1963. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CARNIVORE’S INQUIRY by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Slack, thin, with alienating details and characters."
Another tedious road journey across America as a tiresome narrator searches for spiritual nourishment. Read full book review >

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VALIANT GENTLEMEN by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Not at all bad, but given that Mario Vargas Llosa covered much of the same ground in his superior 2010 novel, The Dream of the Celt, Murray's version of the Casement story seems superfluous."
A long yarn recounting the life of Irish revolutionary Roger Casement and real-life best friend Herbert Ward, the British writer and artist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Diverting and often insightful, but ten minutes later you could be hungry for knowledge all over again."
The Astronomy columnist (Cosmic Adventure, 1998, etc.) invites readers to prowl their neighborhoods in search of everyday phenomena, then sit back and let him explain them—as well as the rest of the Universe. Read full book review >

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PERMISSION TO PARENT by Robin Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"While much of what Berman suggests can be found in other similarly intentioned books, the way she phrases her ideas is welcoming to parents and encourages them in all the best ways to grow into that important role."
How to set limits for your child in a balanced, supportive way. Read full book review >

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Wilde Stories 2013 by Steve Berman
Released: June 15, 2013

"An impressive collection brimming with originality."
Editor Berman (Wilde Stories 2012, etc.) compiles an eerie, moving volume of gay-themed speculative fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 27, 1989

More cogent Vietnam War history as Berman (Poli. Read full book review >