Search Results: "Vivian Ostrow"


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MY BROTHER IS FROM OUTER SPACE by Vivian Ostrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It may inspire similar investigations in many households. (Picture book. 5-9)"
For readers who also suspect their siblings are aliens from another planet: Meet Alex, the narrator of this book of evidence against his brother's being human. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE by Bart Vivian
by Bart Vivian, illustrated by Bart Vivian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"This didactic effort lacks imagination and originality. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children are invited to dream big in this title that doesn't quite fly. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE NOVEL OF LOVE by Vivian Gornick
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An exceptionally well-written, original, and thought-provoking set of essays."
Essayist and journalist Gornick (Fierce Attachments, 1987; The Approaching Eye, 1996) gathers under one cover 11 essays that explore the meaning of love and marriage as literary themes in the 20th century. Read full book review >

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STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"An imaginative, delightfully droll debut."
Murderous monks run amok underneath London in this contemporary supernatural tale. Read full book review >

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Magic Irving and His Magic Shoppe by Stephen Ostrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2015

"A charming, funny piece of Americana."
In his debut comedy, Ostrow takes readers on a meandering, satirical journey through the justice system, American-Jewish culture, and the perplexing life of a small-time magician. Read full book review >

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SAME DIFFERENCE by Siobhan Vivian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"Emily's achingly real struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs. (Fiction. YA)"
Emily isn't sold on spending the summer commuting from her wealthy suburban enclave to the Philadelphia College of Fine Arts, but she might as well: Her lifelong best friend "Meg got a boyfriend and I got a hobby. Read full book review >

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NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Siobhan Vivian
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"It's rare to see second- and third-wave feminism square off in YA literature so successfully; don't miss this round. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Another powerful, involving exploration of teen girls' identities and relationships from the ever-improving Vivian (A Little Friendly Advice, 2008, Same Difference, 2009). Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF A EURASIAN by Vivian  Yang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2011

"A dry coming-of-age tale of modern Chinese history that nevertheless provides a unique perspective on an underexplored era."
Yang's (Shanghai Girl, 2001) novel follows Mo Mo, a precocious mixed-race girl, as she grows up amid the turmoil of 20th-century Communist China. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An impassioned look at a fiery radical fueled by an 'unyielding sense of outrage.'"
Provocative essays on the shaping of 19th-century suffragist Stanton's thought by feminist and literary critic Gornick (The Situation and the Story, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2012

"The issue is seldom front and center in books for teens, but Vivian refuses to falsify or avoid the uncomfortable realities that looks alone confer status, and their power is greatest when obscured by the pretense that 'looks don't matter.' (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This riveting exploration of physical appearance and the status it confers opens a cultural conversation that's needed to happen for a long time. Read full book review >