Search Results: "Ezra Fitz"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Evocative of a time and place, but events have rendered this dated."
A Spanish journalist's day-by-day account of her experiences during the summer of 2000 among Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and of her daring venture into Afghanistan to learn more. Read full book review >

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THE MOVIES OF MY LIFE by Alberto Fuguet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2003

"An ingenious premise, developed with exemplary warmth and wit: a thoroughly captivating tale."
A clever autobiographical second US appearance from the Chilean-born author (Bad Vibes, 1997). Read full book review >

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RETURNING AS SHADOWS by Paco Ignacio Taibo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Even readers unacquainted with the earlier authors Taibo is channeling, from Cervantes to Borges to Umberto Eco, will find something to love in this Frederick Forsyth yarn reworked by Monty Python."
Not many people know this, but the four raffish heroes of The Shadow of a Shadow (1991) returned 20 years later to battle the Nazis in 1941 Mexico, as Taibo recounts in this outrageous palimpsest of wartime intrigue. Read full book review >

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HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU by Ezra Glinter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This is a crucial act of preservation: by archiving and translating into English this wealth of fiction, Glinter has helped to ensure the legacy of the Forward and its many brilliant contributors."
A new anthology gathers a century's worth of fiction from a pre-eminent Yiddish publication. Read full book review >

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INTERRUPTING CHICKEN by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Closing with an intimate snuggle after Papa instantly dozes off, this tender iteration of a familiar nighttime ritual will be equally welcomed by fond parents and those children for whom listening to stories is anything but a passive activity. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Despite repeated vows to stop interrupting, a little red chicken can't resist jumping in to cut her Papa's bedtime tales short with plot giveaways—"DON'T GO IN! Read full book review >

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POUCH! by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Warm and inviting, this buoyant tale is hopping good fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With each vivacious bounce, a baby kangaroo seeks independence—bit by bit. Read full book review >

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OUR SISTER REPUBLICS by Caitlin Fitz
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Historians will appreciate the wide research and the serious look at the voice of the common man and occasional woman. Fitz shows that history is not always written by wars, treaties, and administrative actions; often, the people take the lead."
An examination of the first 50 years of United States history in relation to South America. Read full book review >

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LINGER NOT AT CHEBAR by Barbara Fitz Vroman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"But it's the descriptions of Burma, the Burmese people, and Charity herself that really give the book some heft and vitality."
A less-polished A Town Like Alice that—apart from its themes of affirmation and adversity overcome in wartime—describes then- nascent Burmese nationalism, with a cameo appearance of the activist father of Aung San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize- winner. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPY DORMOUSE by Mark Ezra
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 1994

"Pair this with Ellen Walsh's saga of another creative escape: Mouse Count (1991). (Picture book. 4-8)"
The dormouse is hard to rouse; even when Scraggly Sam the weasel captures him under a flower pot to fatten him with sunflower seeds, he barely stirs to eat them. Read full book review >

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THE PRICKLY HEDGEHOG by Mark Ezra
ANIMALS
Released: July 25, 1995

"Come autumn, this reassuring, old-fashioned fare will be just right for sharing over cups of hot cider. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A charming companion to The Sleepy Doormouse (1994), this sweet-natured has a cozy familiarity that will surely engage. Read full book review >

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DENG XIAOPING AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF CHINA by Ezra F. Vogel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2011

"Vogel meticulously considers all facets of this complex leader for an elucidating—and quite hefty—study."
A thorough picking-over of Deng Xiaoping's record and accomplishments, setting him firmly as the linchpin linking an antiquated authoritative thinking to modern growth and acceleration. Read full book review >

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APT. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats
illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
Released: Aug. 23, 1971

"It's too bad that the story he invents here is just a sentimental occasion for his backgrounds, but the backgrounds are impressive as usual, and the tone as well as the hero are mature enough for new readers too sophisticated for the usual picture book fare."
Proceeding further in the direction set by Goggles of smudgy, darker, here almost somber backgrounds, Keats turns From the well known Peter to portray an older, white (or racially neutral) boy in an equally dingy setting. Read full book review >