Search Results: "Sieglinde C. Othmer"


BOOK REVIEW

Whims, Wits, and Whiskers by Sieglinde C. Othmer
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"A compassionate, humorous animal tale."
Dogs and cats team up and put on a show in an endearing celebration of friendship, cooperation and creativity for childrenby clinical psychiatry and psychology scholar Othmer (The Clinical Interview Using DSM-IV-TR Vol. 2, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NADIRS by Herta Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"MÅller is a fearless writer, whose tales are steeped in ugly confrontational detail; one thinks, here and there, of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird, but Nadirs (so named for the 'low lands' that are its specific locale) is a work of striking originality and power."
paper 0-8032-8254-0 Nadirs ($35.00; paper $13.00; Sept. 8; 134 pp.; 0-8032-3197-0; paper 0-8032-8254-0): This 1982 collection of 15 related stories—the first book published by the Romanian-born author of The Land of Green Plums (1996), etc.—is an episodic history of Romanian village life under Communist domination; a child's-eye view of family unhappiness and conflict symbolic of larger disturbances (most vividly presented in the long title story), juxtaposing painful personal history ("The Funeral Sermon") against more generalized images of irrepressible sexuality and violence both in human beings and in the natural world ("Rotten Pears," "The Man with the Matchbox"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Othmer's engaging dissection of advertising gives consumers valuable insight into how companies manipulate messages to convince us to give them our money."
A former ad man delves into his 20 years in the slogan trenches, musing on how advertising influences us and how the Internet is revamping it. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURIST by James P. Othmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"A shrewd, funny and sometimes brutal vision of troubled times."
A geopolitical thriller that aims to please everybody: less gunplay than Tom Clancy, more yuks than Don DeLillo. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"A thorough, readable and passionate exploration of an inclusive faith."
Campbell's personal and intellectual understanding of the Bible's historical, man-made roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTHER BROKEN THINGS by C. Desir
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A teen-issue book with loads of potential that only achieves mediocrity. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Despite a drunken driving charge, a stint in rehab, and an unshakeable thirst for vodka-induced oblivion, 17-year-old Natalie is not an alcoholic. Read full book review >

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Love Reincarnated by C. Sreedharan
Released: March 14, 2013

"A short, intriguing novel of reincarnation."
Sreedharan's unconventional debut love story is food for the inquisitive soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Troubled Mind Can't Dance by C. Ciko
Released: July 31, 2015

"Underdeveloped and disorganized but punctuated with bursts of wisdom.\"
A slim collection of musings on morality and religion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"An impassioned plea to restore God to an alcoholic's recovery program."
A debut meditation guide focuses on one of the founding principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Read full book review >

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MY HEART IS BROKEN, BUT MY RESOLVE IS NOT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2 - Eleventy Billion
Talky Talk: Switcheroo
Bonus Factor:
 Untold Stories
Relationship Status: Actually, Could You Introduce Me to Your (Nonfiction) Friend?

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face

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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TIPTOP CAT by C. Roger Mader
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Despite believable action and attractive pictures, this feels more like an amusing anecdote than a full-fledged adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A Parisian tale inspired by a real-life feline. Read full book review >