Search Results: "Werner Zimmerman"


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PIPPIN THE CHRISTMAS PIG by Jean Little
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This gently told story shows insight into the feelings of one who feels small and insignificant, but who can still accomplish something special. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippin is a cute little piglet with one ear that tends to flop over like a puppy's. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 16, 1999

In her sequel to Losers, Inc. (1997), Mills allows Julius to emerge as something of a sad sack—he's convinced he can't do anything right, that his mother doesn't like him, and that he has nothing to offer—but he's wrong. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"A trip down the 'gospel road' that's long, meandering, and generally unrewarding."
The biographies of three important figures in soul music are uncomfortably interwoven. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"A sensible and refreshingly restrained discussion of the nation's deficiencies."
A sober consideration of the decline of American democracy. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Too ideological to entrance most readers—but students of psychology will want to add this to their collections."
A blend of compelling anecdotes and dull psychoanalysis, as Muensterberger (an N.Y.C. psychoanalyst) examines the whys and hows of manic collecting. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS! by Howard Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Dinosaur and monster fans may be left wide-eyed, but they'll find more to chew over in Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs (p. 128). (Web sites, chart of groups, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Melodrama is the name of the game in this tall-format browsing item. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Veteran Zimmerman (Red Trance, 1994, etc.), as if knowing this high-concept snatch has nowhere to go, punches up Mills's hardcover debut with such ferocity and horrific physical detail that it transcends its pulpish story to become a full-throated howl of anger and pain."
Desperate to dramatize the plight of AIDS victims and furious at homophobic Congressman Johnny Clariton—whose presidential speeches, identifying AIDS as a punishment for immoral behavior, are calling for a moratorium on government assistance for AIDS sufferers and research into a possible cure- -three friends in the terminal stages of the illness kidnap the Congressman from a fund-raiser, planning to videotape themselves as they tell him how they contracted the HIV virus and guarantee his sympathy for AIDS research by injecting him with their blood before they turn him loose. Read full book review >

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ESSENTIAL MOVEMENT ONLY by Jane Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"An honest and eye-opening, if sometimes overly didactic, account of what it takes to try and make a difference in the world."
In Zimmerman's debut novel, two American women, a doctor and a lawyer, try to improve Afghan women's lives even as they and their local allies find themselves in constant danger. Read full book review >

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CARING IS CREEPY by David Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Compelling stuff from a writer who can handle difficult, sometimes grisly, material extremely well. But this coming-of-age story is not for everyone."
Following his much-praised debut (The Sandbox, 2010), Zimmerman turns from war-torn Iraq to rural Georgia, where a 15-year-old girl battles for survival. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2011

"An engaging exhortation to take risks and live a meaningful life."
A political activist looks back on an eventful life. Read full book review >