Search Results: "Lilian Edvall"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT WHO COULDN’T FIND HIS DADDY by Lilian Edvall
ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 2006

"A warm and funny story revealing friendship between a father and his young son. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This charming nighttime tale finds Rabbit and Daddy bonding one sleepless night. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER MIDNIGHT by Lilian Nattel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A marvelous debut and a loving anatomy of the vanished world of the shtetls that merits comparison with the best work of Singer and Sholom Aleichem. (Book-of-the-Month Club/QPB alternate selection)"
A young Canadian writer's brilliant first novel skillfully evokes what Irving Howe called the —World of Our Fathers— and the genius of such literary forerunners and likely influences as Isaac Bashevis Singer. Read full book review >

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THE SINGING FIRE by Lilian Nattel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"Beautifully written, strongly imagined, and deeply felt."
Another marvelous tale steeped in Jewish history and culture, from the author of The River Midnight (1999). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2016

"An intensive primer to a complex aspect of a sophisticated philosophy."
A passionate introduction to the practice of Jyotish, an ancient form of astrology rooted in Hinduism that fosters self-exploration while offering guidance and predictions. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PRINCESS OF MANCHURIA by Lilian Lee
Released: Aug. 22, 1992

"An exotic item well worth a fascinated glance."
In a first translation ever, Lee (pseudonym of Hong Kong writer Li Pik-Wah)—a widely read, prolific author of novels and film scripts—offers a high-colored meld of Wonder Woman postures and the poignancy of forlorn romantic suffering. Read full book review >

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BLUE HOUR by Lilian Pizzichini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2009

"Pizzichini's indulgent wallowing in her subject's excesses leaves the impression that Rhys was little more than the crazy drunk people often took her for."
Atmospheric but sloppily written, skimpily researched biography of the British novelist whose depressed, dependent heroines echoed her own neurasthenia. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A gripping plot and the author's research get buried in backstory, exposition and subplots."
A young woman learns a secret about her past while Columbus plots to explore the world in this historical novel set during the Spanish Inquisition. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2011

"Achieves the neat trick of presenting moral values in a persuasive and uplifting way without being preachy or boring.
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In this novel by a 9/11 survivor, chance plays a major role in the lives of two best friends—but character plays an even bigger one. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL TO MY CONCUBINE by Lilian Lee
Released: Sept. 24, 1993

"The movie must be better."
From bestselling Hong Kong writer Lee (The Last Princess of Manchuria, 1992): a breathless and broad-brushed tale of love among the stars of the Peking opera, the movie version of which won top prize at Cannes and is scheduled for simultaneous release. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF ISIS by Lilian Nirupa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"A meandering and overindulgent book that spends too much time on the intricacies of Egyptian mysticism."
A mystical tale about a gifted princess living at the twilight of the Egyptian Empire. Read full book review >

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BEWARE, TAKE CARE by Lilian Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A fun collection perfectly timed for Halloween. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Fine adds impish life to classic Moore poems from an assortment of earlier collections. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO WENT UNDERGROUND by Lilian Jackson Braun
Released: March 27, 1989

The ninth appearance of "purrfect" detectives Koko and Yum Yum and their doting housemate, millionaire newsman Jim Qwilleran, finds their sedentary summer plans—rusticating in a summer cabin in Mooseville—upset when the old place proceeds to fall apart and the carpenters who are hired to fix it disappear. Read full book review >