Search Results: "Tracy Beckerman"


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Released: April 2, 2013

"Breezy fun."
Lighthearted, mostly humorous memoir of suburban motherhood based on the author's nationally syndicated column. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Ilene Beckerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"You might want to look at the clothes and make up your own story as you go alongsort of like playing with Barbie. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to the New York Times Magazine)"
Advertising executive Beckerman remembers things past not by way of biting into a madeleine but by way of the clothes she was wearing when she bit into it. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD WIFE'S HANDBOOK by Hannah Beckerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Beckerman provides gentle instruction for her readers through what Rachel learns from death's journey. This is a touching, honest story of death—sad at times but not grim."
Beckerman's debut novel provides an intriguing tale of love after death and an insightful look at the bereavement process from both sides of the grave. Read full book review >

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WHEN THEY COME FOR US, WE'LL BE GONE by Gal Beckerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A comprehensive, contextually rich study."
Jewish Daily Forward reporter Beckerman traces the gradual post-World War II movement of self-awareness within the two largest Jewish communities of the diaspora, Russia and America. Read full book review >

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HOW I MADE IT TO EIGHTEEN by Tracy White
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Think a lighter Girl, Interrupted meets the artistic styling of John Porcellino's Perfect Example (1999). (Graphic memoir. YA)"
At age 18 Stacy Black—the alter ego of author Tracy White—was hospitalized for depression and an eating disorder. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY by Tracy Holczer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Grace's surprising discoveries about herself, her family, and her friends, and her struggles with sorrow and forgiveness, are engrossing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this debut novel, Holczer presents a tender, transformative exploration of family, loss and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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DOOMED by Tracy Deebs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Still, the zippy prose and day-after-tomorrow currency make for a quick and enjoyable (if forgettable) read. (Science fiction/thriller. 12 & up)"
"Beat the game. Save the World." An eco-disaster cyberthriller races through a checklist of teen-lit clichés at a nonetheless entertaining clip. Read full book review >

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KING OF ITHAKA by Tracy Barrett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A rousing introduction to epic characters and mythic creatures of ancient Greece from the fresh perspective of an engaging young hero. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this hero's quest drawn from Homer's Odyssey, Telemachos, only child of Odysseus, King of Ithaka, has waited 16 years for his wandering father to return from the Trojan wars while his dutiful mother, Penelopeia, fends off would-be suitors. Read full book review >