Search Results: "Susan S. Lang"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1991

"Still, her crisp journalistic style and extensive quoting from introspective and articulate women make this a slick read—and a chilling revelation of how women without children view the world of motherhood."
After interviewing 63 white, educated, middle-class women between the ages of 36 and 100, Lang (author of a YA book, Extremist Groups in America, 1990) concludes that the compensations for being childless (she prefers ``child-free'') exceed the losses, that women without children lead rich (literally saving $125,000 for a ``no-frills'' child, $600,000 for the luxury model) and fulfilling lives. Read full book review >

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TEEN VIOLENCE by Susan S. Lang
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Resources; notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Freelancer Lang uses journalistic techniques to make her points: clipped items and grim statistics portray a society coming apart—four times the number killed in Vietnam were killed with handguns in the 80's; a three-year-old held a knife to his mother's throat; etc. Both famous and unknown cases demonstrate the effects of the media; strains on the justice system; biological and psychological factors in violence; suicide; and connections between family disintegration and violence. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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THE SHIP OF FOOLS AND THE END OF THE SPACE RACE
by Andrew Liptak

On the evening of December 7th, 1972, a cruise ship named the SS Statendam coasted in the dark waters off the shores of Cape Canaveral. It carried a light load: only one hundred passengers occupied the vessel meant to carry over six times that number. Onboard, everyone had their eyes trained towards the shore. At 12:33 am, Apollo ...


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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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SUSAN SONTAG
by Michael Valinsky

In her new short story collection, Debriefing, Susan Sontag showcases her incredible skill at drawing readers in through jarring narrative gestures, confusing character arcs, and an unremittingly flirtatious tendency to poke fun at the possibilities of the imagination. “As a young writer Sontag wasn’t interested in the more conventional kind of fiction that was based in scene-making. She was after ...


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BACKLIST FAVES
by Leila Roy

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned here before, I love exploring backlists. Right now, for example, I’ve been working my way through all of Betty Ren Wright’s books—everyone knows The Dollhouse Murders, but she wrote DOZENS of other chapter books—and after reading Sue Macy’s Motor Girls for the Amelia Bloomer Project, I’ve been working my way through her older books as ...


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DIGGING DEEP
by Julie Danielson

Picture books are a greatly underestimated art form, too often dismissed, in the words of Maurice Sendak, as trifles for the kiddies. I’m about to teach a Summer graduate course, all about picture books, for the University of Tennessee, and I plan to kick it off with the usual request of my students: please try to go beyond merely “cute” ...


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EVEN NOW by Susan S. Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2001

"Amiable beach reading."
From the author of How Close We Come (1998), an appealing, rueful, lost-illusions tale of two women who meet again in a small Blue Ridge Mountain town after many years apart and reassess their treasured childhood friendship. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 8, 2008

"Adapted from Lang Lang's autobiography for adults. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This Chinese-born pianist enjoys a worldwide career as a soloist, with performances so exciting and dramatic that staid concertgoers stand up and cheer. Read full book review >

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AUGUST'S MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS
by John DeNardo

The final month of Summer reading season is upon us but that doesn't mean there aren't new and awesome stories to be read. Here's a roundup of the speculative fiction books that you should be looking at in August. They include stories about a magic-infused alternate history, witches in the Old West, a journey beyond Earth's ...


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