Search Results: "Edna Mazya"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE BURNS by Edna Mazya
Kirkus Star
by Edna Mazya, translated by Dalya Bilu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"The cleverness and vitality of this narrative made it a bestseller in Israel, as it should be here. Mazya describes one brilliant character as 'original without being eccentric.' It's praise she deserves herself."
This darkly funny first novel by Israeli playwright Mazya combines the suspense of a murder mystery with the absurdity of a Woody Allen movie. Read full book review >

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CINDER EDNA by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"O'Malley's satirical characterizations and lively compositions are right in the spirit of the entertaining story. (Picture book. 5-10)"
One of two new takes on a tale that feminists justly find problematic (see also Minters, below). Read full book review >

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EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY by Frances Schoonmaker
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"By placing the poems into safe, pastel-colored, greeting-card context, she leaves readers with a false portrait of who the poet was. (Poetry. 9-12)"
As a bare introduction to Millay's poetry, this entry in the Poetry for Young People series is adequate, but should not be a substitute for other biographies or analyses of her work. Read full book review >

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Edna and Luna by Gleah Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"An appealing story of human resilience and connection with two memorable female protagonists."
Two unconventional women build an uneasy alliance that evolves into family. Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS REX VS. EDNA THE VERY FIRST CHICKEN by Douglas Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Readers will join the chorus of grateful herbivores in proclaiming that Edna is 'awesome.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
T. rex meets his match. Actually, he never has a chance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"It remains to be seen if these goods will sell in these former colonies. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Lahr (Automatic Vaudeville, 1984, etc.), in British tonalities never learned from his father, offers an overwrought backstage bio of a comedian largely unappreciated this side of the Pond. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS by Edna O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"O'Brien's writing in this rich, wrenching book can be both lyrical and hard-edged, which suits a world where pain shared or a tincture of kindness can help ease the passage from losses."
An Irish town is touched by the war crimes in Sarajevo when an outsider sleeps with a local woman and she's driven by shame and brutality into exile. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT OF EVENING by Edna O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2006

"Through the twists of blood ties, O'Brien explores the profound ambivalence of the mother-daughter relationship, but the land and the climate seem more fully developed as characters than do many of the one-dimensional humans."
A novel of powerful, complicated emotions and rapturous writing suffers from its plot's soap-opera sentimentality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD DECEMBERS by Edna O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2000

"Proof again that in the hands of an artist, no plot is hackneyed, no emotion too obvious."
O'Brien (Down by the River, 1997, etc.) returns to rural Ireland for a tale of love, land feud, madness, and murder. Read full book review >

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PULSE by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Buchanan rides her irresistible premise hell-for-leather all the way to the fairy-tale ending. (Author tour)"
A transplant patient finds that he's bought into a lot more than another man's heart, in this greased-lightning thriller from the Pulitzer-winning crime reporter best known for her Britt Montero mysteries (Margin of Error, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SPLENDID ISOLATION by Edna O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"No answers here, of course, but well worth reading as O'Brien's first concentrated treatment of the troubles—and the pain they visit on the Irish people."
Irish-born O'Brien (who lives in London and has written emotionally intense, mordantly funny novels and short story collections like A Fanatic Heart, 1984) turns her attention to the continuing troubles in her native land—``a beautiful tragic country to be born into''—contemplating it through the eyes and hearts of a handful of characters entangled in a violent moment. Read full book review >

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MIAMI, IT'S MURDER by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 1994

Not just murder, but rape, too, as Cuban-American Miami Daily News staffer Britt Montero (Nobody Lives Forever, 1990; Contents Under Pressure, 1992), on the trail of the Downtown Rapist who's attacked half a dozen women in public restrooms, provokes him into sending her illiterate threatening letters and a cow's severed tongue (a Santer°a curse, according to her Aunt Odalys) before her inevitable trip to the ladies' room. Read full book review >