Search Results: "George Holoch"


BOOK REVIEW

NOTES ON THE OCCUPATION by Eric Hazan
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Offers a much-needed perspective on events in this turbulent, and often terrifying, region of the world."
Ordinary citizens in three Palestinian cities on the West Bank come under scrutiny in this short, stimulating study. Read full book review >

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WILL YOU BE THERE? by Guillaume Musso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A wearying commute through time."
Pills with strange powers allow a dying doctor a chance to revisit and perhaps alter his past. Read full book review >

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LAFAYETTE by Gonzague Saint Bris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2010

"Despite uneven prose and an erratic structure, Saint Bris provides an enthusiastic portrayal of this 'Hero of Two Worlds.'"
A spirited, though awkwardly translated, reappraisal of a vital figure of the American and French Revolutions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2010

"Unblinkingly partisan, which by no means dilutes its highly disconcerting message."
In a book that won the 2009 Rachel Carson Prize, French journalist and documentary filmmaker Robin rakes agribusiness behemoth Monsanto across the coals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Challenging and important reading."
An insightful academic study of how the unrest and turbulence that characterizes large areas of the Muslim world are the results of demographic—rather than ideological—trends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFFSEASON by Naomi Holoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"A rather stiff and unconvincing debut: Holoch's lovers never quite come alive or glow as the City of Light does, even in this dark time of year."
A first novel from the editor of the Women on Women series: an earnest tale of doomed lesbian love in a wonderfully rendered out- of-season Paris setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The uncomfortable moral is: Hewing to decent principles, even at great personal peril, counts for little when the name of the game is political expediency. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
French journalist Delattre smoothly chronicles the impressive wartime activities—and woeful postwar treatment—of a German foreign ministry official who passed critical strategic information to the OSS. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE BIGFOOT by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Parental readers as well as children old enough to wonder whether their own family trees sport some peculiar branches will be amused. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A startled lad discovers that his seemingly ordinary family has some uncommon relatives when Uncle Bernie comes for a visit. Read full book review >

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RIDIN’ DINOS WITH BUCK BRONCO by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Dinos and rodeos saddle up perfectly and fans of both will kick back and grin. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Saddle up, it's Dino Rodeo time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST BADGE by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"McClements's sophomore effort is a gem of an environmental intergenerational tale that is sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For 12 generations, the Moss family has maintained an album of Grizzly Scout Greatness. Read full book review >

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THIS LAND IS MY LAND by George Littlechild
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 31, 1993

"In words and images, a personalized expression of the pain and beauty of Indian history and culture. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A book like a gallery tour narrated by an earnest, engaging artist. Read full book review >