Search Results: "Jirina Marton"


BOOK REVIEW

BELLA’S TREE by Janet Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bella's quest. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bella and her dog Bruno vainly search for the perfect Christmas tree to correct Nan's "crooked" disposition. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"The glimpses of the artists' work are more intriguing than the illustrator's pastels, which include attractive landscapes, handsome animal portraits and human portrayals that vary in quality. (author's note, bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
One might expect that these stories would examine the pivotal points when the four artists decided to take up sculpture or printmaking, but the world of art is far removed from the content of these pieces. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD SCROLL by Dana Marton
Released: April 11, 2012

"It's impressively easy to become immersed in Marton's fantasy world."
Marton (Last Spy Standing, 2012) returns with the tale of a woman limited by social expectations who nevertheless stays true to herself. Read full book review >

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ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE by Kati Marton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"A dark, compelling narrative of secrecy and betrayal."
An American journalist trolls the archives of the Hungarian secret police (AVO) to piece together her parents' imprisonment in and flight from Hungary in the mid-1950s. Read full book review >

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On The Wilde Side by Sandra Marton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2014

"Fast-paced and sharp, despite some repetition of themes and familiar character types."
Marton's (Shadows and Secrets: Charon's Crossing and Until You, 2014, etc.) novella is the latest entry in her series about the Wildes, dealing with the lives, loves and fortunes of a Texas ranching family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1994

"Still, a rare glimpse behind the curtains of a terrorist act, instructive both for the light it sheds on a 46-year-old assassination and for the issues it raises relevant to today."
An intriguing examination of the circumstances surrounding the 1948 murder in Israel of UN mediator Count Folke Bernadotte. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Kati Marton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"On a first-name basis with the political movers and shakers on a global stage, Marton has observed world politics in the making and makes space for readers on her catbird seat."
Paris provides a backdrop for this absorbing memoir of love and painful loss, played out on the larger stage of world politics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"More a nicely assembled collection of anecdotes than a sustained narrative."
Andre Kertesz and Robert Capa blew up photographs. Edward Teller and Leo Szilard blew up atoms. They were Hungarian. They were Jews. It must have been something in the water. Read full book review >

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Unholy Innocents by Christine Heagerty Marton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2015

"A novel that racks up the suspense, especially in its final act, and its searing melodrama really packs a punch."
In Marton's debut thriller, a Syrian couple is desperate to find their infant son after he vanishes during their journey to a refugee camp. Read full book review >

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A MODEL SUMMER by Paulina Porizkova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"Vivid, cautionary coming-of-age tale."
This fiction debut from iconic early supermodel Porizkova is the story of a wide-eyed teenager who gets a good look at the underbelly of the fashion world when she spends a summer modeling in 1980s Paris. Read full book review >