Search Results: "Magda Nakassis"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DARK VICTORY by Michele Lang
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Fans of the previous will jump right in, but the uncommitted may find too many nits to pick."
Sequel to Lady Lazarus (2010, etc.), an urban historical fantasy where World War II is about to be fought not just with guns, tanks and planes, but also by witches, vampires, angels, demons and werewolves. Read full book review >

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THE TREE OF RED STARS by Tessa Bridal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1997

"The Uruguayan-born Bridal, now living in the US, is a writer to watch. (Author tour)"
A luminously written debut novel, winner of the 1997 Milkweed Prize for Fiction, about love and ideals under siege in 1960s Uruguay. Read full book review >