Search Results: "Lydia Rychner-Reich"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE DEAD DREAM by Lydia Millet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A hymn to love and an elegy for lost species, but not much of a novel."
A story of extinction from Millet (Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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MERMAIDS IN PARADISE by Lydia Millet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"An admirable example of a funny novel with a serious message that works swimmingly. Dive in."
A Caribbean honeymoon turns into a media circus over a mermaid sighting in this laser-focused satire from Millet (Magnificence, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON IS INDIGNANT by Lydia Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Outsiders, self-doubt, and alienation: all form the bedrock upon which Davis sets up an off-kilter, edgy universe distinctly her own."
Translator, novelist, and short-fiction specialist Davis (Almost No Memory, 1997, etc.) assembles another fine collection of 54 wry, haunting pieces, old and new, brief and long, nearly all previously published. Read full book review >

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VARIETIES OF DISTURBANCE by Lydia Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"An initially off-putting collection that gradually becomes habit-forming."
More dauntingly opaque but often brilliant snippets and meditations from MacArthur recipient Davis (Samuel Johnson Is Indignant, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >