Search Results: "Hillel Levin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A low-key but fascinating view of life behind bars that deserves a wide audience, if only as a deterrent to crime."
Set a thief to catch a thief—or, in this instance, a drug dealer to ferret out a murderer's secrets. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1996

"Despite an occasional lack of discipline in Levine's telling (including abrupt, inexplicable switches of tense from past to present and back again), Sugihara's story is ultimately a fascinating addition to Holocaust literature and a valuable historical footnote."
Levine (coathor, The Death of an American Jewish Community, 1992; Sociology and Religion/Boston Univ.) seeks to discover a seemingly ordinary man, the extraordinary thing he did, and the lessons to be learned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 1992

"As much an elegiac memory book of old Jewish Boston as a searing indictment against her killers."
A metaphor for America's urban tragedy as told in the dramatic story of old Jewish Boston's swift and cruel demise. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"Genuinely intriguing, and difficult to dismiss."
A skeptical Israeli gradually becomes convinced that an obscure ethnic group living on the Indian-Burmese border descends from one of the biblical lost tribes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Everyone here spins good yarns, rendered in lovely prose, but the book's hefty size pads a pretty skimpy adventure."
Long-winded, thoughtfully meandering tale of the repercussions of a WWI spy ring on a Palestine village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIBERATED BRIDE by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A splendidly realized search for the causes of ruptures that rend families and nations: both timely and timeless."
A multilayered story from the fine Israeli novelist (Returning Lost Loves, 2001, etc.) mixes the personal and political as a historian seeks explanations for two seemingly disconnected events: his son's divorce and an outbreak of violence in Algeria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"If there is more than a hint of hubris, it may not be entirely unearned. (Author tour)"
Kahn—pugnacious world-class shipping magnate and survivor of the Nazi holocaust—presents a fascinating personal history displaying equal parts of bravado and bravery. Read full book review >

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THE UNMAKING OF DUNCAN VEERICK by Betty Levin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Dull and ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There is a mystery to be found in this, but it takes an inordinate time to get to it and then the whole thing fizzles. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 1989

Ross Perot's run-in with General Motors was widely perceived as a clash of symbols: Sunbelt entrepreneur in conflict with the rigid bureaucrats of an old-line industrial colossus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Just ease off on the cracker-barrel kibitzing."
Low-key nature observations presented with grace by naturalist, wildlife photographer, and free-lance journalist Levin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

There's More Than One Way Home by Donna Levin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A witty, modern voice delivers a captivating tale about a mysterious death that feels like a light read but soon submerges the reader deep into the throes of substance."
A mother questions her relationships with family and friends after classmates accuse her autistic son of murdering a student. Read full book review >