Search Results: "Susan Reuben"


BOOK REVIEW

REUBEN by John Edgar Wideman
Released: Oct. 30, 1987

"Otherwise, a truly luminous creation."
Full of dazzling set pieces and flights of urban fancy, Wideman's first novel since his award-winning Sent For You Yesterday never quite coheres—it's a sprawling meditation on "the evil men do to their fellow men," and what holds it (tenuously) together is the "tired old Uncle Remus man" celebrated in the title. Read full book review >

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FOOD AND FAITH by Susan Reuben
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Lot of food for thought and multicultural programming for schools, libraries and religious classes, despite its limitations and lack of sources. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Focusing on six children growing up in Britain, this photo-laden book provides a very brief introduction to the world's major religious groups, customs related to holidays and services, and special foods. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Although light on both literary and psychological substance, this biography, like Sontag herself, has plenty of charm."
An engagingly gossipy biography of the most glamorous intellectual celebrity of our time, assessing the impact of the writer's persona more thoroughly than her literary creations. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF REUBEN by Tabitha King
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"Exhaustingly hip with endless music quotes, an interracial relationship, bisexuality, and sex scandals."
King (One on One, 1992, etc.) makes yet another trip to the Maine setting of four previous novels to wring a last drop of small-town life from a Nodd's Ridge long ago milked dry. Read full book review >

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REUBEN AND THE FIRE by Merle Good
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An attractive glimpse of Amish culture at its most traditional. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An episodic story—contrived to showcase an illustrator whose art frequently features the Amish—about a little boy who's tired of being bossed by his many sisters, enjoys the animals on the family farm, and witnesses a barn burning and the community barn raising that follows. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An inspiring and revelatory tale. (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Through the voice of 10-year-old Bessie in 1896 in Berkeley, Calif., readers glimpse a moment in the very long fight for women's suffrage in the United States. Read full book review >