Search Results: "Judith Virta"


BOOK REVIEW

JUDITH by Nicholas Mosley
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Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Take the melodramatic core of reality from such earlier Mosley teasers as Accident and Serpent and you might end up with this high-toned, quicksilver mess about a delusional young actress named Judith. Read full book review >

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SHEOL HAS OPENED by Judith Virta
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A story that may not have the answers, but one that tries to understand the complexities of the universe and humanity."
In Virta's debut novel, perplexing global and solar events lead scientists to speculate that they're seeing signs of a prophecy foretold. Read full book review >

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THE LOVES OF JUDITH by Meir Shalev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1999

"Even so, the village mythologizing and the proverbs ('He couldn't say the names of wine, but his frying pan laughed and his knife danced in his hand—) will warm the hearts of many."
Shalev's third English translation (Esau, 1994) is set in post-WWII Palestine. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A multifaceted journey for devotees of Vertigo to contemplate and enjoy."
Last time the world heard from Judy Barton she was tumbling out of the bell tower at Mission San Juan Bautista to her death, but it turns out the ethereal beauty of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo has more to say. Read full book review >

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DAKOTA by Gwen Florio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2014

"In Florio's capable hands, Lola Wicks is going to be around for a long, long time."
Florio's second novel mines familiar ground with another look at American Indian culture along the frozen U.S.-Canadian border territory, with a compelling mystery folded in to add spice to the mix. Read full book review >

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SCOTS ON THE ROCKS by Mary Daheim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"So-so, but if you favor middle-aged amateur sleuths (Saks and Violins, 2006, etc.) bickering their way along drafty corridors and you have a wee dram of a single-malt at your side, you might be amused."
Would one corpse ruin a vacation? Would two? Read full book review >

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DRYBONE HOLLOW by John Billheimer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"Soap opera aside, Billheimer constructs a puzzle so ingenious that, like the folks in the Hollow, readers shoulda seen it coming—but they won't."
It's time for risk analyst Owen Allison to go back to Palo Alto to work on the reconciliation with his ex-wife Judith that was interrupted by his mother's chemotherapy (Dismal Mountain, 2001). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2008

"A loving, stirring portrait of the American cultural mosaic."
Fearless foreign correspondent buys a fixer-upper in a different kind of war zone: West Harlem. Read full book review >

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FLYING OUT OF BROOKLYN by Beverly Magid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"A heartfelt and ambitious novel that doesn't reach its potential."
A woman seeks to escape her humdrum life in World War II-era Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN DOCKING by Mary Daheim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Sure, it's silly, and the outcome passes belief, but there are moments when the St. Georges' patter and wardrobe and love of martinis are absolutely intoxicating."
A spoof of Nick and Nora Charles, with a komondor standing in for Asta and enough martinis to pickle all three livers. Read full book review >

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I HAVE A FRIEND by Judith Inglese
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Aims high but misses. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Staid pictures make a poor match for a child's free-flying introduction to an imaginary friend. Read full book review >

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JORAH'S JOURNAL by Judith Caseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1997

"The resolution comes too easily, cramming all of Jorah's adjustment period into just a few days, but her predicament will still ring true for emerging readers. (Fiction. 7+)"
Caseley (Witch Mama, 1996, etc.) presents a hurried-up, condensed look at the first days of a third-grader in her new home. Read full book review >