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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LYDIA JANE AND THE BABY-SITTER EXCHANGE by Natalie Honeycutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"An entertaining contemporary story that will find a ready audience. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Another of Jonah Twist's third-grade classmates is featured in Honeycutt's series about a San Francisco neighborhood with the kind of lively kids, nice parents, and pervasive common sense and good humor that distinguish Cleary's Klickitat Street. Read full book review >

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THE AFRIKA REICH by Guy Saville
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A skin-of-the-teeth escape at the end foreshadows a series."
In Saville's alternate history, Great Britain pursued peace with the Nazis after Operation Dynamo—the Miracle of Dunkirk—failed and left a quarter of a million soldiers captured. Read full book review >