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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WEIRD SCIENCE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Control (Control Book 1) by Lydia Kang

 

Cover Story: Jesse Pinkman
BFF Charm: Stuart Smalley
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Tech Talk with a Dash of Science Keener
Bonus Factors: Morlocks, Mysterious Loner Mutant, Lab Work
Relationship Status: Whirlwind Romance

Cover Story: Jesse Pinkman

Y’ALL. Y’all. Mere words alone cannot describe the greatness ...


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WHILE THE WAR IS RAGING
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson

Cover Story: Bucolic Battlefield
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: SWALK
Bonus Factor: Annoying Little Brother
Relationship Status: Keep Calm and Carry On

Cover Story: Bucolic Battlefield

This cover manages to make war seem like something that happens at a distance. It’s lovely, but it’s also a Standard ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UP HAMSTER, DOWN HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For a genuinely engaging hamster adventure (for slightly older children), pick up Peggy Rathman's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998)—an exact opposite of this weak offering. (Board book. 2-4)"
Hamsters demonstrate opposites in this new board book. Read full book review >

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RULES OF DECEPTION by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Proof positive that whatever state-of-the-art labels you paste on fictional spies, their main appeal remains nostalgic."
International intrigue in the 21st century, according to Reich's latest thriller, looks an awful lot like international intrigue in the 20th. Read full book review >

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VAN CLIBURN by Howard Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1993

"Prospective Cliburnites are better advised to invest in the CD re-release of his legendary performances of Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto and Rachmaninoff's second. (Illustrations—16 pp. color & b&w—not seen) (First printing of 35,000)"
The noted American pianist receives an overlong popular biography, stuffed with irritating detail on virtually every page. Read full book review >

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THE JEWISH WAR by Tova Reich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 1995

"An effectively unsettling mix of the satiric and tragic (and conceivably prophetic): Reich has lost none of her bite and insight, and may well have gained a new summit in her literary achievements."
The earthy yet transcendent wit of Reich's previous efforts (Master of the Return, 1988; Mara, 1978) takes a grim, decidedly unfunny twist in this story of zealots and conflict in the heart of Israel. Read full book review >

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LEDA'S SONG FOR PETE
by Julie Danielson

It’s been a good time lately to be a Pete Seeger fan – that is, if you want to read about his life. Young readers were introduced earlier this year to Susanna Reich’s picture book Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. And just last year, Anita Silvey brought readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CATALYST by Lydia Kang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Kang wraps up her duology neatly and satisfyingly, but the intrigue lingers—which is also satisfying. (Dystopian suspense. 12-18)"
In a dystopian future, a breed of genetically altered humans struggles for freedom and survival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OMNIVORES by Lydia Millet
Released: May 7, 1996

"Perhaps next time she'll tell us something we don't already know."
Canadian first-novelist Millet debuts with an absurdist carnival lambasting modern American mores—a rollicking farce featuring a present-day damsel in distress, with nary a serious thought in evidence. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGENESS OF BEAUTY by Lydia Minatoya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"They don—t propel the reader forward, but they are informative."
Minatoya (the memoir Talking to High Monks in the Snow, 1992) debuts in fiction with a pleasantly told, highly detailed, risk-free, and autobiographical "I-story" of Etsuko in the years between the world wars. Read full book review >

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THE NOVEMBER GIRL by Lydia Kang
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An emotional and dramatic tale of an otherworldly relationship."
A teenage runaway and a mysterious girl, the sole winter inhabitants of a lake island, share their painful histories and forge a connection in this YA paranormal romance. Read full book review >