Search Results: "Sandra Lipsitz Bem"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1993

"A thought-provoking study, bringing together many social, biological, and political theories into a well-reasoned volume."
A stimulating and tightly argued treatise on how American and Western culture defines gender and uses that definition to make the ``equality of women'' an oxymoron. Read full book review >

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL FAMILY by Sandra Lipsitz Bem
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Instead, the author merely unburdens herself of her past."
An unsatisfying look back at the (now-defunct) marriage of an academic husband and wife who pioneered gender equality and encouraged their children to be sexually liberated—that is, comfortable with their sexuality, whatever form it might take. Read full book review >

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SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

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THE SEDUCTION OF SILENCE by Bem Le Hunte
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A splendidly conceived saga weaving the history of an entire culture into the portrait of one family: vivid, compelling, utterly fascinating."
A kaleidoscopic debut by Anglo-Indian Le Hunte about several generations of an Indian family through the 20th century and across several continents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1998

"It's unlikely that women fighting to come to terms with weight problems will find much new or surprising here, but Burke's frank style, and her portrait of the often turbulent backstage life at Designing Women, will likely appeal to fans."
Burke's long battle with her weight (she struggled to maintain a svelte starlet's look for years and repeatedly gained sufficient weight to give rise to peculiarly cruel criticism and bad jokes) and its role in her gaining or losing roles on television has been played out in the tabloids and on TV chat shows for some time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNITTING by Anne Bartlett
Released: April 16, 2005

"Still, a spirited feminist take sure to find favor with women's book groups."
An Australian first-timer connects two women's lives through the ancient art of knitting, in a brief, sweetly winning tale. Read full book review >

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OUR LITTLE DEER by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A pleasant addition to the Christmas shelf. (Board book. 1-2) "
A little deer is loved. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR DANCE! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"This will have readers putting on their dancing shoes to do the 'cha cha cha' with their dino-babies. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's not the first time dinosaurs have been featured in a clever Boynton board book. It seems she—and we—can't get enough. Read full book review >

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I LOVE HUGS AND KISSES by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Cuddle up to share these hugs and kisses. (Board book. 1-3)"
This cheerful board book is a sugary paean to love. Read full book review >