Search Results: "Anouk Markovits"


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I AM FORBIDDEN by Anouk Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"Less a commercial family saga, more a sober, finely etched scrutiny of extreme belief set in a female context."
Orphaned during the Holocaust, two ultra-orthodox Jews bound by love and faith are driven apart by the same forces in a sensitive consideration of tradition and commitment. Read full book review >

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IMPOSTURE by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A sophisticated, technically and intellectually accomplished exercise of limited appeal."
A fictional biography presented as pastiche, in which disappointed John Polidori, Lord Byron's doctor and physical double, tries on the notorious poet's identity, with disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"An overly busy exploration of white privilege and new money colliding with the old economy."
A wayward academic tries to make a fresh start emotionally and professionally in economically devastated Detroit. Read full book review >

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A QUIET ADJUSTMENT by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Markovits's delicate, painstaking, psychologically and socially acute examination of Byron's women can seem overwhelmed by its length and stylistic devotion."
Byron's life is revisited in a stylized fictional portrait that focuses less on the brilliant poet, more on the impossible husband. Read full book review >

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FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A superficial work that glances at father-daughter relationships but has little interesting to say about them."
Markovits's second novel (after The Syme Papers, 2004) is actually four long stories, linked by place rather than theme. Read full book review >

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THE RIDDLEMASTER by Kevin Crossley-Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A jewel box for lovers of stories, filled with riddles and allusions that will test, but not daunt, even younger readers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Three children board a ferry to a nearby island—but to pay the fare must answer seven riddles posed by a boatload of strangely familiar creatures. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH NO SHADOW by Joanne Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"A contemporary, razor-edged fairy tale—very dark chocolate but likely to be gobbled up."
In Harris's sequel to Chocolat (1999), the paranormally gifted chocolate-maker Vianne Rocher has moved from rural France to Paris, where she tries to create a life of anonymity. Read full book review >