Search Results: "Itamar Simonson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A well-produced economic study on how technology is changing how we shop."
An erudite study on how the information age has affected the consumer purchasing experience. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"But he relates a story of such long and intricate diplomatic pettiness, frustrations, and disappointments that it will interest academic mavens of recent Mideast affairs, yet hold only limited appeal for the general reader."
Diplomatic histories of disputes between two sides usually concern the gradual narrowing of broad differences through negotiation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1999

"An important tale that could have been told better. (9 b&w photos)"
A dry and rather pedantic account that fails to capture the drama of a momentous episode of 20th-century history. Read full book review >

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MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND by Helen Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"Unexpectedly entertaining, with a stiff-upper-lip hero who transcends stereotype, this good-hearted debut doesn't shy away from modern cultural and religious issues, even though they ultimately prove immaterial."
Set-in-his-ways retired British officer tentatively courts charming local widow of Pakistani descent. Read full book review >

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YITZHAK RABIN by Itamar Rabinovich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2017

"Ideologues may well find reason to argue with the biography's analysis of its subject's life and death, but it puts the complexities of his career and achievement in fresh perspective."
A political biography of a pragmatic centrist who paid with his life when the center could not hold. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR by Helen Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Aficionados of Downton Abbey and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will sigh with pleasure."
A bright confection of a book morphs into a story of dignity and backbone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MALARKEY by Shelia Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 1997

"Murders and motives barely impinge on a touchy Lark's emotional turmoil or on accounts of local roads, pubs, foods, etc. The bit of suspense in the end is, alas, too little too late."
Bookseller Lark Dodge, now living in the Pacific Northwest (Meadowlark, 1996, etc.), has arrived in Dublin to meet her history professor father, George Dailey, who's recovering from a recent stroke. Read full book review >

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SKYLARK by Sheila Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Add a plus for readers planning a first trip to London and environs."
A second adventure for California bookdealer Lark Dodge, a six-foot athlete now married to police detective Jay (Larkspur, 1990). Read full book review >

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CALL DOWN THE HAWK by Sheila Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2017

"The forth in Simonson's Latouche County series (Beyond Confusion, 2013, etc.) marries a story that draws you in with some fascinating characters worth being drawn to. The ending, alas, is a letdown."
Two dysfunctional families in Washington state are sunk in a morass of murder and suicide. Read full book review >

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MEADOWLARK by Sheila Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1996

"Lark's fourth case (after Mudlark, 1993, etc.) makes murder seem an intruder not only in the writers' workshop, but in the novel as well."
Lark Dodge opens a new incarnation of her Larkspur bookstore just in time to get bullied into running a writers' workshop for her neighbor Bianca Fiedler, while an unscheduled murder is due to round out the proceedings. Read full book review >

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MUDLARK by Sheila Simonson
Released: Dec. 6, 1993

"Breezy, harmless stuff—but the author's talents might be better used in a how-to."
A new scene—and third venture (Larkspur, Skylark)—for California's ex-bookstore-owner Lark Dodge. Read full book review >