Search Results: "Israel Sanchez"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DINOSAUR TOOTH FAIRY by Martha Brockenbrough
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Debut picture-book pair Brockenbrough and Sanchez are millions of years ahead of their time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It is tough being a tooth fairy to dinosaurs when all your sources of new material are extinct. Read full book review >

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JUNIPER LEMON'S HAPPINESS INDEX by Julie Israel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"Wound into the familiar narrative is insight into bringing closure to grief and the reality of untold, unknowable secrets. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Every day, Juniper writes about the positive and negative aspects of her life on an index card to cope with the hole in her life left when her sister, Camilla, died. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO MY FATHER, ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER by Israel Zamir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Must reading for fans of the master Yiddishist. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing profile of the Nobel laureate in literature by his son and only child. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO by Israel Zangwill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An incomparable portrait of a culture in transition—and a classic that truly deserves to be rediscovered and remembered."
A long-overdue reissue restores to print an 1892 novel that is generally acknowledged as one of the earliest and finest works of Anglo-Jewish fiction. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW ROAD by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A little sex might make this a not-for-everyone experience, but it's a perfect feel-good read for gay teens. (Fiction. YA)"
More soapy goodness from the rainbow boys from Rainbow High (2003). Read full book review >

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KING BONGO by Thomas Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2003

"Florid, not quite Chandler."
Straightforward noir against the backdrop of pre-Revolution Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Israel is a budding comic talent, a guide so likable we overlook the familiarity of the terrain. Think of this as a tasty appetizer, just the thing for that long flight."
Breezy comic guide to dating, with a touching love story nestled inside. Read full book review >

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THE GLOBAL WAR ON MORRIS by Steve Israel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"He may have meant to warn against fresh hubris, but humor is a tricky vehicle at a time when refugees, casualties and decapitations can make it hard to see the lighter side of any aspect of the war on terror."
The entire U.S. anti-terror apparatus is trained on one hapless pharmaceutical salesman in this debut novel by a U.S. congressman from New York. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH CORNER OF THE ROOM by Israel Metter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"As regards the ideas, toward the protection of which he devoted such incalculable effort, he no longer had occasion to think about them'') destroys whatever small effect of flow the original might have, draping the prose in stiff and stilted gauze."
A dry but interestingly veined little book by Leningrad writer Metter in which an old man, a very minor academic, after giving a not especially important lecture, is waylaid by a woman acquaintance from his past—an encounter that subsequently calls up pinched spasms of memory and reflection in the form of a letter from the man to the woman. Read full book review >

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FREUD'S MEGALOMANIA by Israel Rosenfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"'Fraud is Man,' declares Freud in this brilliant, learned, ambitious, and wildly thought-provoking masterpiece of fictional revisionism."
What if Freud had left a final paper declaring, revolutionarily, that morality arises not from the guilt caused by Oedipal desires but, instead, from simple fear of the absolute, unchallengeable authority demonstrated in megalomania? CUNY history professor Rosenfield makes just this the premise of his novel debut—and produces a wonderful, chewy, intellectual delight. Read full book review >

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PAUL CELAN by Israel Chalfen
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"So it is, but in his modest, plodding way Chalfen sheds a pure and painful light on the education of a great 20th-century poet and the destroyed world that nurtured him."
Germany has made a Rumanian Jew the poet laureate of the Holocaust. Read full book review >