Search Results: "Sam Sommers"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An enjoyable guide for would-be free-thinkers on how to recognize social influences that shape behavior."
Sommers (Psychology/Tufts Univ.) pokes holes in the comfortable assumption that our actions are driven by character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"If sports bring out the kooky, spooky, and creepy in us, Wertheim and Sommers give us a chance to understand ourselves and perhaps get a grip before we totally lose it."
A strong case for the lunacy of sports as rooted in basic human neuroscience and cognitive tendency. Read full book review >

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TRUEST by Jackie Lea Sommers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A satisfyingly realistic portrait of small-town life and one girl's spiritual and emotional maturation within it. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl looks for definition during the undefinable time before her senior year of high school. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL EVIL by Robbi Sommers Bryant
Released: July 2, 2011

"A relentlessly cheerless but deftly rendered tale of one woman's struggle to reconcile family secrets and her problematic marriage, while an ancient curse intervenes."
A troubled woman tumbles down a dark path of deception and violence when three mythological creatures disrupt her life and marriage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1994

This exploration of the current state of feminist affairs is thought-provoking but confuses categories of feminism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2000

"A sharp study that raises troubling questions about the integrity of the research underlying much current educational polemic—and the policies that these polemics have inspired."
A repudiation of the fashionable claims of "girl advocates" by controversial social critic Sommers (Who Stole Feminism?, 1994). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"Neither wholly original (the authors cite Wendy Kaminer) nor wholly surprising, yet certain to spark reflection and conversation."
A gauntlet-throwing assessment of the culture of therapy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM OTTER by Sam Garton
Kirkus Star
by Sam Garton, illustrated by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Hysterical. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bright and hilarious escapade about an otter who, bored while her owner's at work, opens a toast restaurant. Read full book review >

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SCARE SCAPE by Sam  Fisher
by Sam Fisher, illustrated by Sam Bosma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fans of spooky fiction and comics will be in a dark and happy place—especially when they learn there's a sequel due in 2014. (Horror. 8-12)"
Wishes can come back to bite you...especially when they're granted. Read full book review >

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20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Sam Ita
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Still, an undeniably cool and quick introduction to an otherwise stuffy classic. (Pop-up/graphic classic. 10-14)"
Graphic storytelling and pop-up technology combine to deliver a fast-paced, flashy rendition of the Jules Verne classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY BUILDERS by Sam Hearn
by Sam Hearn, illustrated by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Construction-crazy toddlers and preschoolers will find plenty here to enjoy. (Board book. 2-5)"
An animal construction crew gets busy building a school. Read full book review >

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OTTER LOVES HALLOWEEN! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"This one's a real treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Halloween is coming, and Otter is taking the holiday quite seriously, picking out the best pumpkin, choosing an appropriately scary costume, and thoroughly decorating the house—but when trick-or-treaters come, she is in for an unexpected surprise. Read full book review >