Search Results: "Isabel Fonseca"


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Released: Oct. 19, 1995

"Fonseca's book comes at a crucial moment and could open an important discussion. (30 photos, not seen; 3 maps)"
A journalist's vivid study of Eastern Europe's Gypsies (the Roma) that explores the myths, customs, and actuality of Gypsy life while addressing the central question of Gypsy identity in the post-Holocaust 20th century. Read full book review >

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ATTACHMENT by Isabel Fonseca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2008

"A witty, intelligent but uneven debut, weakened by its occasionally exasperating heroine and a conclusion that boils down to less than expected."
A busy first novel from Fonseca (Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey, 1995) depicts a wife grappling with infidelity (her husband's and her own), mortality and responsibility. Read full book review >

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URBAN ANIMALS by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Photographer Hill takes readers on an engaging tour of New York City's architectural animals, from a handsome snake twining around some brickwork on the side of a building to an alligator beginning a climb up a small skyscraper. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF EXILE by Isabel Glass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"No great claim to originality, but an ingeniously plotted, tellingly detailed, and pleasingly peopled fantasy debut."
Angarred, daughter of Lord Challo Hashan, grows up knowing nothing of the circumstances surrounding her father's disgrace and banishment from court. Read full book review >

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"A deeply pensive, poetic book, propelled by ideas more than plot, that's somewhat hampered by an awkward translation."
A woman remembers her dead lover and explores philosophical topics in 20th-century Argentina in this debut novella. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF THE ROYAL VISIT by Isabel Colegate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1992

"Disappointing, then, despite so much that's good."
Intentionally like a Victorian melodrama, Colegate's latest (Deceits of Time, 1988, etc.) has mysterious characters, hints of wrongdoing in high places, and a hero and heroine who virtuously resist temptation, though not without some regrets. Read full book review >

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WINTER JOURNEY by Isabel Colegate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Colegate's first to be published here in almost a decade (The Summer of the Royal Visit, 1992, etc.): sharp-eyed yet warm-hearted, unfailingly witty, impeccably written."
A small, quite wonderful story about manners and morals and the different kinds of love: Colgate's best since The Shooting Party (1981). Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF HITLER'S FORTRESS CITY by Isabel Denny
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A knowledgeable survey of a specific point in the eastern front and its ramifications for the Baltic region."
A focused history of an intensely held Prussian city on the eastern front during World War II. Read full book review >

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COLONEL LAGRIMAS by Carlos  Fonseca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Sometimes precious and perhaps a little too short to contain all the author's ambitions. Still, a lively, smart study of a decidedly offbeat character."
No one writes to the Colonel, and so the Colonel must write for himself: debut novelist Fonseca looks to the golden age of Latin American literature while pondering the mysteries of mathematics. Read full book review >

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Confessions of a Touretter by Isabel Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"A story of remarkable achievements in difficult circumstances that might have been enhanced by a richer, more nuanced style."
In this debut memoir, Cohen chronicles her life from her childhood in Nazi Germany to her adulthood as an accomplished American citizen with strong political views. Read full book review >

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Demons by Isabel McFarland

"A slow but divine start to an attractive hero's trilogy, companion pieces for the author's ongoing Runes series."
A Witch comes to the aid of an imprisoned Immortal, who vows to help her find her way back home in this YA paranormal romance. Read full book review >