Search Results: "Isabel Kershner"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2005

"'Fences have so far not made for good neighbors,' Kershner concludes. A revealing report."
Border walls are nothing new. But whereas some have come tumbling down in recent years, one is rising in Israel—and, as with most things there, is a source of conflict. 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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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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"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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HIGHLAND DRAGON REBEL by Isabel Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A compelling tale of danger and dragons."
A Scottish warrior with the ability to change shapes—into a dragon, among other forms—escorts a Welsh ally on a magical quest. 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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COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS by Isabel Allende
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 1985

"So, even if this saga isn't really much deeper than the Belva Plain variety, it's uncommonly satisfying—with sturdy, old-fashioned storytelling and a fine array of exotic, historical shadings."
A strong, absorbing Chilean family chronicle, plushly upholstered—with mystical undercurrents (psychic phenomena) and a measure of leftward political commitment. 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 >