Search Results: "Shari Lesser Wenk"


BOOK REVIEW

RELENTLESS by Tim S. Grover
NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2013

"What is the counterargument against something so obvious and simplistic?"
Sports performance authority Grover argues that one of the main things holding people back is their inability to accept that they have "zero limitations." Read full book review >

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A Heart Full of Whiskey by Raquel Lesser
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"Often revelatory verse about the status of youth in urban America."
Sixteen-year-old debut author Lesser tackles topics that are far more weighty than typical adolescent angst in this disturbing YA poem. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE BABY by Shari Halpern
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"The musical score for the melody is included. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Halpern (I Have a Pet!, 1994, etc.) adorns a lullaby favorite with her trademark cut-paper collage illustrations. Read full book review >

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BECOMING ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A tale of kindhearted, hesitant heroism, with a little vigilante justice."
Ellen and her blind best friend, Temerity, again take on the wrongs of this world, letting neither emotional scarring nor physical disability stand in their way. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"What could be a charming tale of redemption becomes a heavy-handed fable."
Abandoned by her mother when she was just 5, Ellen bounced from foster families to group homes, learning to hide from the world. Shy, reclusive and obese, she's socially invisible to most people. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Although spots are the unifying theme, the creatures have been carefully selected not only for their markings but for their habitats or biomes, identified and outlined in a final glossary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this visual feast from Lesser and Regan (Dig Hole, Soft Mole, 1996), so striking are the oil and gouache wildlife portraits that, despite the counting book framework, numbers are nearly an afterthought. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE STREAK by Ellen Lesser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Predictable, with insights as stale as yesterday's bread, but there's enough to suggest that Lesser could be a better writer if she were less wed to the Zeitgeist."
Having assembled a group of familiar types in this, her third book, Lesser (The Other Woman, The Shoplifter's Apprentice) sets out to explore the equally familiar theme of conflict between father and son. Read full book review >

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MARROW by Elizabeth Lesser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A searching, compassionate, and uplifting memoir."
Omega Institute co-founder Lesser (Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, 2005) tells the story of the profound emotional journey that ensued after she became her sister's bone marrow donor. Read full book review >

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YOU SAY TO BRICK by Wendy Lesser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A splendid biography that penetrates the inner lives of Kahn's buildings as well as the inner life of their creator."
A new, in-depth biography of the noted American architect. Read full book review >

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THE AMATEUR by Wendy Lesser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Although she doesn't have the zaniness of, say, Beryl Bainbridge, Lesser does cast herself as a character in her own work, thereby making the life of a critic seem both nutty and joyous."
A collection of slyly humorous essays—more personal than political—about the evolution of a critic who will stop at nothing to pursue her chosen mÇtier. Read full book review >

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I HAVE A PET! by Shari Halpern
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Pleasant, but lacks imagination. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-6)"
In this simple, informative book about pets, five children introduce their animals to a pet-show judge by telling him a little bit about their pets. Read full book review >

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ROOM FOR DOUBT by Wendy Lesser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"A personality-driven, authoritative, sometimes circuitous work."
Three loosely connected essays by Threepenny Review founder and author Lesser (The Pagoda in the Garden, 2005) explore her concern with the connection between art and experience. Read full book review >