Search Results: "Lydia Rychner-Reich"


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DESPERATION by Lydia  Rychner-Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Though 70 years have passed since the systematic, inhuman events in this compelling autobiography, it remains incredibly painful to read."
Rychner-Reich's coming-of-age memoir, set during the Nazi occupation of Poland and the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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LYDIA by Brian Willson
ROMANCE
Released: March 24, 2013

"A subtle love story that rewards patient readers with its quiet charms."
In this supernatural love story, when Ed Austin purchases a 200-year-old farm in Maine, it comes with a ghost that may haunt him in all the right ways. Read full book review >

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AFTER LYDIA by Sandra Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"This author is capable of better."
A disappointing second novel that again explores the mother- daughter relationship but lacks the consummate writing and insight that distinguished Blue Glass (1992). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Unlikely to find much readership outside of the psychoanalytic hardcore."
Psychobiography meets psychiatric case study in this life of the eminently strange theorist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 1993

"Photos, plus discography and transcriptions of songs and vaudeville skits)."
Lydia Mendoza—with 12-string guitar and soulful renditions of tangos, boleros, corridos, and other popular songs—catapulted to fame (if not fortune) as ``La Cancionera de los Pobres'' (``The Songstress of the Poor'') in the 30's Southwest, becoming the most renowned member of her performing family. Read full book review >

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ICE REICH by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"A merry, melodramatic patchwork of adventure films that, when it isn't evoking predictable cinematic thrills, rivals the page-turners of Alistair MacLean."
Rousing, Indiana Jones'style debut thriller with scheming Nazis, hair-raising escapes, sweeping scenery, and romance in a volcanic cave. Read full book review >

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REICH ANGEL by Anita Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1995

"Splendid, moving, and real: a vivid animation of an entire epoch."
A richly tragic fable of ambition and restraint, courtesy of English novelist Mason (The Racket, 1991, etc.), that—so to speak- -puts Leni Riefenstahl into Amelia Earhart's cockpit and flies low over the pockmarked terrain of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1982

"The ideal reader, though, would be familiar with the setting or the special branches."
On D-Day the Das Reich, or 2nd Panzer Division, was at Montauban in southern France, 450 miles—and, supposedly, a few days—from the Normandy battlefront. Read full book review >

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LYDIA, QUEEN OF PALESTINE by Uri Orlev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An afterword notes that the real Lydia still lives on an Israeli kibbutz with her rabbi husband. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The author of The Man from the Other Side (1991, Batchelder Award) tells the story of another real-life Middle European who survived WW II. Read full book review >

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THE LYDIA CHRONICLES by Doris Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1991

"Theme attractive, and comfortably fixed elders are good company."
Good-natured, gently amusing, column-sized vignettes, tailored for the cardigan-and-pants-suit retirement crowd. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"While their prose is sometimes dry, the details the authors uncover and the broad sweep of their narrative make the book an invaluable addition to the literature on the Holocaust."
Comprehensive, well-argued investigation into why more Jews didn't flee Europe during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH by Michael Burleigh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A brilliant synthesis: lucid and felicitous, scholarly and compassionate."
A rich, comprehensive analysis of the rise and fall of Hitler's Germany, by historian Burleigh (Death and Deliverance, 1994). Read full book review >