Search Results: "Isabel Wolff"


BOOK REVIEW

ISABEL by E. L. Schoeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2013

"Though breathlessly chaste and sprinkled with clichés, this novel will satisfy the romantic who longs for a world of chivalry and sorcery."
A medieval romance with a supernatural slant. Read full book review >

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ISABEL by Harriet La Barre
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"A fulfilling mystery with impressive plot intricacies."
In La Barre's (Stranger in Vienna, 1995) latest novel, a young girl becomes entwined in secrets that resurface upon a young woman's return to a small town. Read full book review >

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THE VERY PICTURE OF YOU by Isabel Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Any hope of profundity is further undermined by a maudlin ending worthy of a Hugh Grant movie."
A portrait painter becomes enmeshed in her subjects' secrets and lies. Read full book review >

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A VINTAGE AFFAIR by Isabel Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"Innocent, tidy and simple escapism, with frocks."
In search of a fresh start, sad chick-lit heroine immerses herself in old clothes and new relationships. Read full book review >

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KURT WOLFF by Michael Ermarth
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Tantalizing in its view of Wolff and his world, especially the pre-Weimar period—and a sad commentary on how little publishers today heed his excellent example."
A biographical sketch of Wolff—founder of Pantheon Books—by his wife Helen, brief essays and anecdotes he produced for German radio in the early 1960's, and a smattering of correspondence—all ably edited by Ermarth (History/Dartmouth). Read full book review >

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IMAGINING ISABEL by Omar S. Castañeda
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Told in a vivid, lyrical style, rich in details of Mayan culture and Guatamalan life and politics, a novel with characters who are not only well realized as individuals but also effectively embody the groups and viewpoints contending for their ravaged country. (Fiction. 12+)"
Caste§eda's fine first novel, Among the Volcanoes (1991), described Isabel's struggle to get medical help for her mother in the face of the Mayan traditions of her Guatamalan village and the opposition of her fiancÇ, Lucas. Read full book review >

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A GARDEN ALPHABET by Isabel Wilner
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A mixed effort: not essential, but with some charming bits. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fine anthologist (The Poetry Troupe, 1977) fashions garden facts and practices into adequate, if sometimes forced, verse. Read full book review >

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BE MY WOLFF by Emma Richler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Long, slow-moving, and more than a little precious."
A self-consciously Dickensian account of an unconventional love from the author of Sister Crazy (2001) and the memoir Feed My Dear Dogs (2005). Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS MARIA ISABEL by Alma Flor Ada
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"Pair this with Barbara Cohen's Molly's Pilgrim (1983) for a fine multicultural comparison. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Mar°a Isabel Salazar L¢pez's family moves, there are already two Mar°as in her new class, so the teacher decides to call her Mary L¢pez. Read full book review >

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FOR ISABEL by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An unusually structured but engaging jaunt into the ineffable."
One man's search for a missing woman grows less factual and more metaphysical. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Appropriate for all elementary school collections, but especially in areas with Latino populations. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Meted colors and sharp black outlines characterize Molinari's full-page illustrations for this brief biography of the noted Chilean author. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1992

An overwrought biography of Spain's famous monarch, by historian Liss (Visiting Fellow/Johns Hopkins Univ.). Read full book review >