Search Results: "Agata Tuszy?ska"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"While Tuszynska has gathered a great deal of colorful and revealing material, her two subjects aren't well integrated and are portrayed somewhat sketchily."
Despite some fascinating vignettes and quotes, this is a somewhat disjointed attempt to write two books in one: a biographical collage of the Polish-Jewish-American Nobel laureate and a look at pre- and post-Holocaust Polish Jews and gentiles. Read full book review >

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VERA GRAN by Agata Tuszynska
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A great choice for Gran devotees or World War II enthusiasts, but too limited in scope for general readers."
Highlights from the life of singer Vera Gran (1916-2007) give a deeper look into the cost of surviving the Holocaust and the struggles that haunt those who did. Read full book review >

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FAMILY HISTORY OF FEAR by Agata Tuszynska
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2016

"A wrenching journey in search of memory and identity."
A Polish poet and historian explores her family's tormented history. Read full book review >

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P'ÉSK'A AND THE FIRST SALMON CEREMONY by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Though there's not much of a storyline, the book is a good initial introduction to a lesser-known First Nations people. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A glimpse of life along British Columbia's Harrison River, a millennium ago. Read full book review >

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THE NUN by Simonetta Agnello Hornby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Hornby opts for an unpredictable, indecisive central character, and the result is a shapeless, unsettled story."
In a desultory historical tale, social rules and money problems force a young Italian aristocrat into the convent. Read full book review >