Search Results: "Sasha Issenberg"


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OUTPATIENTS by Sasha Issenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2016

"Policymakers will benefit from the author's densely detailed but accessible, on-the-ground reporting of an increasingly commonplace phenomenon with serious implications for the future of health care."
Monocle Washington correspondent Issenberg (The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns, 2012, etc.) describes the rise of medical tourism, which draws patients from around the world to such unexpected places as Hungary, the acknowledged dental capital of Europe, and Thailand, whose government touts it as the "Medical Hub of Asia." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Issenberg illuminates how modern elections exploit marginal advantages, but the narrative becomes scattered at times as the author jumps around from point to point."
How political campaigns have mastered marketing tools to profile the electorate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2007

"Superior literary journalism."
Enterprising Philadelphia Magazine contributor Issenberg pursues the blue-fin tuna around the world—from sea to ship to freezer to airplane to restaurant to plate to palate—and returns with a superb fish story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2012

"It's a nice-enough book with a well-handled message, but probably not one that holds up to too many repeated readings. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A storybook with a clear, easy-to-understand message about embracing the similarities of friends who live under different circumstances, this app succeeds even if its page structure proves cumbersome. Read full book review >

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INTRODUCING . . . SASHA ABRAMOWITZ by Sue Halpern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Difficulties of living with and accepting a sibling's disability are handled with poignancy and humor in a fast-paced, enjoyable read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In witty, conversational, first-person narrative, 11-year-old Sasha introduces her world of college life, living with her professor parents, who also serve as dorm supervisors. Read full book review >

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THE TALE I TOLD SASHA by Nancy Willard
Released: April 1, 1999

"Bon voyage. (Picture book. 7-10)"
With this imaginary journey, Willard (Step Lightly, 1998, etc.) turns away from the self-indulgence of her recent work towards the vision and beguiling language of A Visit to William Blake's Inn (1981). Read full book review >

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"A mature, realistic look at a less-than-traditional relationship."
Fox's debut epistolary novel details a relationship between a woman and two men. 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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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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ICELING by Sasha Stephenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Faced with the inconsistent plotting, indifference to geography and climate, and sloppy execution, readers are more likely to abandon this series opener halfway than to wait for Volume 2. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Discovered by scientists in the Canadian Arctic and later adopted, a group of speechless but intense and powerful teens compel their older siblings to return them to that site a decade and a half later. Read full book review >

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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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LIFE FROM SCRATCH by Sasha Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015

"Poignant, heartwarming and generously filled with delicious recipes."
An award-winning blogger and MFK Fisher scholar's account of how food not only came to define a difficult childhood, but also became the way she was able to heal her past. Read full book review >