Search Results: "Jacqueline Dembar Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE FOOT ASHORE by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 1994

"A mild but pleasant historical novel, replete with just deserts and happy endings. (Fiction. 10- 13)"
After six years of involuntary servitude in colonial Brazil, Maria Ben Lazar and her younger sister Isobel escape, stowing away aboard different ships. Read full book review >

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SPEAK UP, TOMMY! by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The story ends on a perfect note of triumph, but it might be a better book if it were a touch less perfect. (English/Hebrew dog commands) (Picture book. 3-8)"
There are no easy victories in life, but no one has told the author. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SHOFAR OF BARCELONA by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Chayka's deep, opaque paintings reflect an upper-class, dark-haired Iberian society juxtaposed with the Judaic rituals of the Rosh Hashanah meal. (introductory, author's notes) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Among Spain's secret Jews—conversos—were well-educated merchants and professionals who worked and lived within the medieval Catholic society yet found ways to clandestinely practice their forbidden, ancient faith. Read full book review >

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NATHAN’S HANUKKAH BARGAIN by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Too bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With five dollars in quarters in his pocket, Nathan and his grandfather begin a quest to buy a traditional menorah, one with cups to hold oil rather than candles. Read full book review >

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WHAT HIS FATHER DID by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"O'Brien's pen drawings, which capture the humor and old-world flavor in lively crosshatched detail and softly glowing nighttime colors, are rendered broadly enough to use with a group. (Picture book. 4-10)"
En route from Minsk to Pinsk, trickster Hershel hasn't enough money for a meal after spending his last kopek for a place to sleep, so he threatens the innkeeper: ``If you will give me nothing to eat, I shall have to do what my father did.'' Terrified, the woman goes to her neighbors, who contribute food. Read full book review >

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GREENE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1969

"It concludes with the sad apostrophe, 'How could they tell that for a writer as much as for a priest there is no such thing as success?"
Half of the essays here, including his more important sequence on Henry James, have been reprinted from Mr. Greene's 1952 collection The Lost Childhood which established in Greene's case that the creative writer could also be a critic of some distinction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A lucid account of the Revolutionary War from the point of view of its most successful general."
Rhode Island journalist Carbone gives a little-known Revolutionary War leader his due in this admiring biography. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >

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Othello Greene by Anthony H. Baltimore, Sr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2016

"This terrorist tale reads like a thrilling but extremely violent action movie, with some intriguing twists in plot and philosophy."
A debut novel offers the broad scope of a Hollywood blockbuster, with two formidable, high-tech groups at war. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 14, 1973

"There is also an inductive introduction by Mr. Greene on how he now views the short story and on some of the curious circumstances in which a few of them were conceived."
Forty in all, representing a forty-year span, "a collection of escapes from the novelist's world" and combining those which appeared in May We Borrow Your Husband?, A Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories, as well as three which appear in book form for the first time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2011

"All politics is local—and personal. These interviews are invaluable in providing a fly-on-the-wall view of life in the Kennedy White House—and there has never been so intimate a view from a First Lady's perspective."
The late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speaks candidly about life in Camelot. Read full book review >