Search Results: "Magda Bogin"


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NATALYA, GOD'S MESSENGER by Magda Bogin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A bumpy start for a promising talent."
Writing with a wry sense of humor and a keen sense of irony, Bogin knits together prophecy, politics, and love in an ambitious if wobbly first novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Donda's captivating account of her surreal role in pulling back the curtain on one of the darkest periods of Argentine history merits a wide readership."
The youngest member of the Argentine National Congress reveals the gruesome story of her uncle's involvement in her birth parents' murder, her kidnapping and adoption and the shock waves the truth created in her life. Read full book review >

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THE LETTER FROM MAGDA by Gus Leodas
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Despite the occasional awkwardness, Leodas continually moves the story forward."
In Leodas' thriller, Johanna Wagner and Michael Warner become the unwitting catalysts in a tense conspiracy, launched long before they were born, to gain economic and political control of the United States government. Read full book review >

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CASTLES BURNING by Magda Denes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Wry and tragic, her story brings the horrifying realities of wartime to vivid life."
The wise, heartbreaking, and very human account of a childhood interrupted. Read full book review >

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KATALIN STREET by Magda Szabó
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A visceral, sweeping depiction of life in the shuddering wake of wartime."
Three families, whose lives are inextricably linked by the street they inhabit, grapple with love and morality amid political upheaval. Read full book review >

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THE DOOR  by Magda Szabó
Kirkus Star
by Magda Szabó, translated by Len Rix
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A haunting exploration of age, class, love, and loss that demands to be read and read again."
A deeply affecting novel, first published in Hungary in 1987, from one of Europe's most prominent modern writers. Read full book review >

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IZA'S BALLAD by Magda Szabó
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Ghosts, angels, and demons hover in this quiet meditation on grief, love, and history."
A man's death changes reality for his widow and daughter. Read full book review >

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FAITH by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"This introduction to world religions deserves a wide audience. (Picture book/religion. 3-10)"
This impeccably designed introduction to spiritual practices around the world provides a superb way to show children that there are many means of expressing religious faith. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL FOR PAGAN LOVERS by Edmund Keeley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1993

"Disappointingly lifeless love story that pushes all the right buttons but makes no music."
This seventh novel from Keeley (A Wilderness Called Peace, 1985, etc.), a well-known translator of modern Greek poetry, tells of young lovers crossed by war and fate—a story more enervating than erotic, despite all the lengthy and explicit sex scenes. Read full book review >

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REBEL ANGELS by Michele Lang
Released: March 12, 2013

"Promising material undermined by undisciplined, poor writing and a failure of nerve, although fans of the previous book will at least want to know how it all comes out."
Final installment of the historical fantasy trilogy (Dark Victory, 2012, etc.) wherein a Hungarian Jewish witch and her fallen-angel husband battle the Nazis in an alternate World War II. Read full book review >

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LADY LAZARUS by Michele Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The World War II setting and supernatural cast are promising, but a great deal of the narrative feels like place-setting for the next installment."
A young Hungarian woman prepares to fend off Hitler (and his army of Nazi werewolves) in this busy supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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FIRST GRAY, THEN WHITE, THEN BLUE by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2001

"A brilliant debut."
This taut first novel (originally published in 1990) by the Dutch author of The Virtuoso is a "Laura"-like mystery about the buried past of Magda Rezkova, a troubled Czech woman presumably murdered by her husband Robert Noort, an industrial executive and frustrated artist. Read full book review >