Search Results: "Sasha Abramsky"


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THE HOUSE OF TWENTY THOUSAND BOOKS by Sasha Abramsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"If you finish this brilliantly realized book thinking you need to own more books, you're to be forgiven. A wonderful celebration of the mind, history, and love."
Memoir of Jewish intellectual life and universal history alike, told through a houseful of books, their eccentric collectors, and the rooms in which they dwelled. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN WAY OF POVERTY by Sasha Abramsky
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Abramsky's well-researched, deeply felt depiction of poverty is eye-opening, and his outrage is palpable. He aims to stimulate discussion, but whether his message provokes action remains to be seen."
An updating of Michael Harrington's influential 1962 report on poverty, The Other America, written in the hope that it, too, will launch a new war on poverty. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A thoughtful progressive feint against the vulgar fearmongering of the moment."
A provocative look at the science and psychology behind fear-based politics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Though the author sometimes makes it sound as if no one had ever before leveled these criticisms, his striking portrayal of Ochoa and the kind of political zealotry that conceived the three-strike law provides valuable ammunition for reformers."
The flip side of the American dream—jail—depicted in all its pathos, tragedy, and grim ironies. Read full book review >

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HUGE by Sasha Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2007

"Appalling and simplistic. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A clichéd, moralistic tale of lessons learned at fat camp. Read full book review >

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VIDALIA IN PARIS by Sasha Watson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Watson portrays Paris with a doting accuracy and delineates all the torments of first love. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Watson's supple, low-key first novel distills beautifully the feelings of excitement that a young art student experiences when in Paris for the first time. Read full book review >

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OBLIVION by Sasha Dawn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Thoroughly compelling. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Callie, 16, suffers from graphomania, a debilitating mental disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to write, in this psychological thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An intelligent, fair, fascinating portrait of a seminal figure in American ballet. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vigorous, finely balanced reporting job on the late Robert Joffrey and his ever-popular dance company. Read full book review >

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WAKE OF DECEPTION by Sasha DeVore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2016

"A vivid dystopian tale with a truly apocalyptic twist."
In this YA sci-fi debut, a teen searches for his place in a world ravaged by war and run by otherworldly beings. Read full book review >

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Released: April 12, 2016

"A rallying cry for women who are tired of carrying the world on their shoulders."
A compact, feminist self-help manual that encourages women to stop trying to save others and instead save themselves. Read full book review >

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HEART OF GLASS by Sasha Gould
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Romance, revenge, treachery and intrigue. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
After solving her sister's murder in Cross My Heart (2012), 16-year-old Laura once again becomes perilously implicated in the secrets and scandals of 16th-century Venice when her fiance is accused of murder. Read full book review >

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CROSS MY HEART by Sasha Gould
Released: March 13, 2012

"Enticing, exciting fare. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Laura della Scala becomes dangerously embroiled in the secrets, scandal and political intrigue of 16th-century upper-class Venice as she seeks to unravel the mystery surrounding her sister's unexpected death. Read full book review >