Search Results: "Ina Friedman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A much needed portrait of a dissident faction within Israel that seeks to retain the occupied territories at any cost."
Two Israeli journalists offer an extremely troubling portrait of the extreme right-wing in their country and the occupied territories—a blend of ultranationalism and religious fanaticism. Read full book review >

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A SEPARATE BATTLE by Ina Chang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 1991

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In the ``Young Readers' History of the Civil War'' series, a survey of women's many roles, vividly illuminated with dozens of personal stories of both the famous and the obscure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"Brings a depth of historical and linguistic relevance to the table."
Lipkowitz (English/MIT) cuts through the flesh to expose the culinary history of five foods and how the five senses assisted their evolution in the English language. Read full book review >

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BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS by Dai Sijie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Literate and moderately engaging, but unlikely to enjoy the same runaway success that greeted it in La Belle France."
A curious debut novel by a Chinese expatriate filmmaker, first published to widespread acclaim in 1998 France, dramatizes the restrictions placed on the minds and imaginations of Chairman Mao's followers. Read full book review >

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QUINITO, DAY AND NIGHT / QUINITO, DÍA Y NOCHE by Ina Cumpiano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A glossary of bilingual terms summarizes all contrasting concepts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Quinito—of Quinito's Neighborhood (2005)—returns with a plethora of opposites as he escorts readers through his family's bilingual activities with Mami, Papi, little sister Clara and brother Juan. Read full book review >

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THE TWO HEARTS OF KWASI BOACHI by Arthur Japin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2000

"As artful and moving an analysis of the tragedy of colonialism as we have seen in many years."
This has been the year for major fiction from the Netherlands: memorable books from Marcel Möring, Helga Ruebsamen, and Tessa de Loo—and now this brilliant first novel, a compact epic of the consequences of European colonization of Africa, written by a Dutch Renaissance man who's also a well-known actor and opera singer. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 31, 2016

"A wide-ranging, toothsome smorgasbord of Gotham's good eats and the tireless men and women behind each plate."
Exuberant New York chefs and restaurateurs share their culinary histories. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Despite her sizeable bibliography, Caro's evocation of French history in her travels is only marginally deeper than that of the Michelin guides. (25 line drawings, not seen)"
Caro's travelogue incorporates, with only partial success, the sensibilities of a dogged historical researcher and a chatty tour guide in its trip through French history from Roman Gaul to Louis XIV's court. Read full book review >

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A PRAYER FOR CHILDREN by Ina Hughs
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"An affecting compilation of short prose pieces that intermittently move and entertain the reader."
An inspirational collection of short writings on subjects ranging from an 11-year-old's determination to rid herself of freckles to Helen Keller's perseverance in the presence of silence and blackness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2011

"A nicely organized, reliable companion for touring by train from Paris."
In this sequel to Caro's The Road from the Past: Traveling Through History in France (1994), the author discovers that with today's high-speed trains, she doesn't need a car to visit historic France. Read full book review >