Search Results: "Janet Wallach"


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Released: Dec. 14, 1992

"An informative study."
Extensive profiles of a dozen men and women who will probably play a role in any new Palestinian state, shedding light on how these leaders arrived at their divergent views on how to conduct the struggle for nationhood. Read full book review >

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SERAGLIO by Janet Wallach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"An intriguing tale about a foreign world, written with a minimum of sentimentality and blessedly little heavy breathing."
Historical-romance debut by Wallach (Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, 1996, etc.): based on a true case, of the Sultan's harem in early 19th-century Constantinople. Read full book review >

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STILL SMALL VOICES by John Wallach
Released: March 28, 1989

Twelve scrupulously objective (perhaps too objective) portraits of contemporary Palestinians and Israelis—by the foreign-affairs editor of the Hearst newspapers (he) and a feature writer for the Washington Post Magazine (she). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1996

"From the swarm of particulars emerges a curious soul—hard traveler, hack for Empire, cosmopolite, iconoclast, anti-suffragist—a complex, absorbing character, long overdue for study. (30 b&w photos, 4 maps, not seen)"
The life of Gertrude Bell (18681926)—bluestocking, Oxfordian, orientalist—told in mind-addling detail by Wallach (coauthor, The New Palestinians, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"The dearth of diaries and personal correspondence available to the author has not prevented her from writing a thoroughly enjoyable biography."
The transporting tale of Hetty Green, who, after being rejected by her parents, learned business from her grandfather and amassed a fortune valued at $100 million in 1916. Read full book review >

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THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE by Tommy Wallach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An absorbing coming-of-age narrative about the power of connection. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A high school senior who hasn't spoken in five years meets a mysterious girl who claims to be a lot older than possible. Read full book review >

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STRANGE FIRE  by Tommy Wallach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A provocative novel of a society riven by subterfuge and zealotry. (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
Religion and science clash in a post-apocalyptic adventure. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND ME by Eli Wallach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2005

"Selective but not sketchy, with vivid, valuable recollections of Broadway during its golden age."
Warm, ingratiating memoir of an acting career spanning 60 years. Read full book review >

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WE ALL LOOKED UP by Tommy Wallach
Released: March 24, 2015

"A thought-provoking story that will bring out readers' inner philosophers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The end of the world turns into a life-changing opportunity for four high school seniors. Read full book review >

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TRIALS by Anne Tolstoi Wallach
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"The boyfriend rivalry is undercooked and tepid, then, but the canny portrait of the judicial system in action adds welcome momentum and keeps those pages turning."
Wallach (Private Scores, 1986, etc.) dresses up her soapy premise—best friends in love with the same man—with a lively glimpse at the intense machinations that lie behind advancement in the judicial system. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2010

"An emotionally astute study that belies its length."
A brief introduction to the pioneering, cantankerous and oft-frustrated author. Read full book review >

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PROOF OF LIES by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A tale where the heroine's experiences as a grieving daughter and sister seem far more meaningful than any family secrets."
A teenager must unravel the mysteries behind her family's many tragedies in this first installment of a YA trilogy. Read full book review >