Search Results: "Edeet Ravel"


BOOK REVIEW

HELD by Edeet Ravel
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Less thriller than psychological puzzler, this novel effectively keep readers guessing. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Held hostage by a terrorist group somewhere in Europe, Chloe finds herself increasingly attracted to her captor as her mother and friends back home do everything they can to free her. Read full book review >

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RAVEL by Jean Echenoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"An exquisitely written novel in which not much happens, yet everything is significant."
French author Echenoz (Piano, 2004, etc.) quietly chronicles the final ten years of composer Maurice Ravel's life. Read full book review >

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A WALL OF LIGHT by Edeet Ravel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2005

"Handling a tricky juxtaposition of three disparate lives with grace and wit, Ravel shows her characters forging a country out of trauma."
The last of a trilogy (after Ten Thousand Lovers, 2003, etc.) portrays the emerging character of Israel through the relatively low-key, emotionally limpid diary entries of three characters from different generations. Read full book review >

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LOOK FOR ME by Edeet Ravel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2004

"Enthralling setting in search of lifelike major characters."
A woman conducts an 11-year search for her missing husband only to find him hiding in plain sight: another tale of love gone awry in Israel from kibbutz-raised Canadian Ravel (Ten Thousand Lovers, 2003). Read full book review >

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TEN THOUSAND LOVERS by Edeet Ravel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2003

"More a vivid portrait of a place than a searing love story, but thoughtful and timely nonetheless."
An Israeli man and a Canadian woman find their love tested by his work in the face of growing Palestinian resistance during the 1970s. Read full book review >

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Released: July 10, 2008

"A surprisingly light-footed look at fundamental questions of authority and identity."
Ravel (History/MIT) grapples skillfully with a slippery cause célèbre involving imposture and bigamy in the closing years of Louis XIV's reign. Read full book review >

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A TREASURY OF REGRET by Susanne Alleyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2007

"Alleyn's historical authenticity—extending to a bibliography, glossary and other explanatory features—lifts her competent and conventional whodunit above the ordinary."
As the French Revolution comes to an end, a wealthy patriarch perishes along with it. Read full book review >