Search Results: "Elisabeth Kushner"


BOOK REVIEW

ELISABETH by Claire A. Nivola
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 1997

"Told in lyrical prose and illustrated in a muted palette with accents of bright color, this conveys the warmth and love of home and family, surviving across generations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple true reminiscence about the disruption of war and the almost unfathomable reunion that mends a woman's heart many years after it's broken. Read full book review >

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ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF by Alan Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"Jefferson's narrative summary of Schwarzkopf's career and art is less than probing, but it will do until a more reflective biographer comes along. (photos)"
An unauthorized biography of the Teflon diva's career from its beginnings in Nazi Germany to her old age. Read full book review >

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THE PURIM SUPERHERO by Elisabeth Kushner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"For now, this book is both timely and entirely satisfying. (Picture book. 4-9)"
People forget that Superman is an alien. This book is a reminder that that's the source of his strength. Read full book review >

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ELISABETH AND THE WATER-TROLL by Walter Wangerin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1991

Grieving for her dead mother, little Elisabeth lets her tears fall into a well where they stir the resident man-like monster to inarticulate sympathy; he steals her away to the well's depths to comfort her. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"Laudable coverage of an undeniably important, unsettling cultural transition."
Were John Carmack and John Romero the Lennon and McCartney of PC gaming? Spin magazine contributing editor Kushner answers yes in his detailed re-creation of the genre's transition from basement to big time. Read full book review >

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ALLIGATOR CANDY by David Kushner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"A probing, poignant memoir about tragedy, grief, and trying to cope."
The story of how the author and his family dealt with the senseless murder of his older brother. Read full book review >

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TELEX FROM CUBA by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"An imaginative work that brings Cuban-American history to life."
Los Angeles resident Kushner's first novel follows the lives of American ex-pats and others in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF RACHEL K by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A short, quirky and sometimes-compelling book from the author of The Flamethrowers (2013)."
Three offbeat tales that border on the surreal yet are curiously (and paradoxically) anchored in a version of historical reality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A remarkable story fashioned into a dramatic narrative."
Rolling Stone and Wired contributing editor Kushner (Journalism/New York Univ.; Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids, 2005, etc.) skillfully pieces together a shameful chronicle of racial discrimination during the American postwar economic boom. Read full book review >

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THE GRAMMAR OF GOD by Aviya Kushner
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A paean, in a way, to the rigors and frustrations—and ultimate joys—of trying to comprehend the unfathomable."
A freelancer debuts with a memoir/disquisition about the Hebrew Bible and the difficulties—linguistic and personal—that translators into English have faced. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMETHROWERS by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Kushner writes well and plunges us deeply into the disparate worlds of the New York City art scene, European political radicalism and the exhilarating rush of motorcycles."
A novel of art and politics but also of bikes and speed—not Harleys and drugs, but fine (and fast) Italian motorbikes. Read full book review >

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KABBALAH by Lawrence Kushner
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A mysterious medieval epistle, bumbling romantic efforts and plenty of feel-good spirituality combine to offer good prospects for decent commercial, if not literary, success."
Rabbi Kushner's first novel for adults echoes The Gift of Asher Lev and The Da Vinci Code, but offers neither the former's gravitas nor the latter's intrigue. Read full book review >