Search Results: "Antonia Lloyd-Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

A GRAIN OF TRUTH by Zygmunt Miloszewski
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Leisurely, ruminative and tangled—more successful as a portrait of the complex, self-hating, yet oddly likable detective than of the crimes he's called to investigate."
A Polish prosecutor's ill-advised decision to move from Warsaw to the provinces cuts down on his case load but not on the angst his first big opportunity brings Read full book review >

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MERCEDES-BENZ by Pawel Huelle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Colorful setting and trenchant social commentary, but a cul-de-sac plot."
Playful postmodernism Central European-style—entertainment for a decidedly select demographic: automobile aficionados desperate for the inside skinny on Poland's recent past. Read full book review >

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GOTTLAND by Mariusz Szczygiel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2014

"A controversial, insightful work from Poland's 2013 journalist of the year."
Impassioned, insightful snapshots of life in pre-Velvet Revolution Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

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RAGE by Zygmunt Miloszewski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Gripping, lyrical, brutally honest, and cruelly funny—a terrific crime novel and better character study."
Prosecutor Teodor Szacki makes it personal in a bleakly stylish mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET LIFE OF A TIGER by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2017

"Most children will recognize the tiger as an unreliable narrator and enjoy the silliness of his assertions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After admitting to readers that he recently bit, then swallowed whole, an apparently human explorer, a tiger insists that he's really a great guy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE FEVER by Jacek Hugo-Bader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"No charming folk customs here, just the hard facts of life in the frozen Russian north."
A writer for the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reports on life at the harrowing margins of contemporary Russian society. Read full book review >

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KAYTEK THE WIZARD by Janusz Korczak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Fascinating but flawed. (translator's afterword, references) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy growing up in 1930s Warsaw determines to become a wizard and succeeds—but at a price. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE LOVES RED by Krystyna Boglar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare glimpse of childhood in a vanished world: Soviet-dominated, rural Poland. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Vacationing children endure a thunderstorm in a dark forest, lose and find one another, and join an assortment of characters seeking the mysterious Clementine, who's vanished in the woods. Read full book review >

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LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >

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ANTONIA WHITE by Susan Chitty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"Fascinating not for what it reveals about White's world (which she shared with Virginia Woolf and Graham Greene, who appears briefly), but for the guileless revelations of a troubled if functioning author inventing her life. (Eight pages of b&w photos- -not seen.)"
Antonia White (1899-1980), author of four autobiographical novels (Frost in May, 1933, etc.) and unlikely heroine of the feminist movement, described the period when these diaries begin as ``chaos, misery, breakdown, analysis, divorce''—although the entries conclude with one of the happiest periods of her life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1993

"Chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 7-9)"
The admirable Novello gets first-rate treatment in the new ``Hispanic Heritage'' series, aimed a notch or two higher than the picture-book crowd. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Definitive. (Photographs—121—some seen.)"
Engrossing story of the Balzac-scaled life of the great architect. Read full book review >