Search Results: "George Konrád"


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A FEAST IN THE GARDEN by George Konrád
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Not for every taste, but consistently impressive."
Here, Hungarian writer Konr†d (The Loser 1984; The City Builder, 1977, etc.) unburdens himself of even the illusion of straightforward narrative in favor of refracting an ur-Central European intellectual, one David Kobra, into distributed fragments of anecdote, essay, and sour rhapsody: ``The young writer is afraid that his own small bag of goods is not a subject for literature. Read full book review >

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STONEDIAL by George Konrád
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"A grinding, hectoring, occasionally sluggish novel of ideas that demands and, for the most part, repays close attention."
Konrád, a former President of PEN International, is the Hungarian author of such near-classic introverted political fiction as The Case Worker (1974) and The Loser (1982). Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

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A GUEST IN MY OWN COUNTRY by George Konrád
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2007

"Still, a valuable and absorbing chronicle of a terrible ordeal and of the transcendent courage shown by both its survivors and its victims."
A notable European intellectual's path from persecution, exile and privation to the status of spokesman for his embattled country's resiliency. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG by Lucy Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Labored and wrapped in a thin film of artificial drama as it is, this set of mind-expanding if scattershot exposures to some of science's biggest theories and ideas will once again find a large audience thanks more to its celebrity co-author than its content. (Science fiction/informational hybrid. 10-12)"
Like their first two collaborations, the Hawkings' third and final George book offers a hybrid mixture of made-up adventures in space/time interleaved with miniessays on, as one character unoriginally puts it, "life, the Universe, and everything." Read full book review >

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(GEORGE) by E.L. Konigsburg
illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Oct. 20, 1970

"In current fiction, a boy with a problem seldom has it so good."
Parentheses because George is Ben's concentric twin, his loudmouthed inner voice, or, as Mrs. Konigsburg puts it in a nutshell. . . Read full book review >

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GEORGE HARRISON by Olivia Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A rare and revelatory look at a rock legend."
Highly personal photos, letters and commentary illuminate the extraordinary life and times of late Beatles guitarist and songwriter George Harrison (1943-2001). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Overall, a dynamic examination of one of America's first leaders. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Large in stature and shy of disposition, George Washington demonstrated a remarkable spirit from his early youth. Read full book review >

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RECYCLING GEORGE by Stephen Roos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"So his final decision doesn't have the emotional gravitas and air of inevitability this graceful book deserves. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this slender but expressively written story that is full of agile observations yet strangely lacking in emotional reality, a poor boy moves in with a rich classmate and his family, enjoys the good life, then realizes that staying on involves a sacrifice he isn't willing to make. Read full book review >