Search Results: "Ezra R. Fitz"


BOOK REVIEW

FITZ by Mick Cochrane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Ends not with a bang, but a whimper. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A high school sophomore kidnaps his estranged father at gunpoint. 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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HISSY FITZ by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Not Jennings' best, but worth it for cat fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Can't a kitty catch a break for a nap? Not in the Fitz house. 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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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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Released: Nov. 10, 2005

"A fastidious history of loss at sea, for casual reader and maritime maven alike."
Just 30 years ago, all hands were lost when, in a howling storm, a huge, seemingly unsinkable ship plunged to the bottom of Lake Superior. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Determinedly upbeat, the author depicts parenting with grace and every child as a gift."
A father celebrates his son's differences and advises others on how to view autism as a parallel journey rather than a restrictive label. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Repetitive, strained and gratingly self-righteous."
Cohen (Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity, 2008, etc.) wants her readers to understand the process of raising an autistic child. Despite her good intentions, she has trouble adhering to her topic and including relevant details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"Potter fans desperate to satisfy their wizard fix may be able to do so here."
A clueless university student turns out to be more than he seems in this magical tale of witches and wizards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"With visuals as original and euphoric as the day they were created, and a narrative that is poignant but never pitying, straightforward without being dry, this is a grand work, for all collections. (Nonfiction/biography. 8-12)"
Based on "conversations with him and on autobiographical essays," Engel and Freedman reconstruct the key scenes of Jack Ezra Katz's childhood and adult years, from his first inking of a tabletop through his discovery of news clippings about his art in his deceased father's wallet, to his success selling art in Paris, to his joyful creation of children's books. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN EZRA POUND by Wendy Stallard Flory
Released: April 19, 1989

Flory (Ezra Pound and the Cantos, 1980) delivers an eloquent pro-Pound oration in defense of the poet's notorious role in propagating treason and anti-Semitism in Fascist Italy during WW II. Read full book review >