Search Results: "Magdalena Tulli"


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FLAW by Magdalena Tulli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Not for the average reader—or even, maybe, for the above-average reader."
Another arcane exercise from the Polish author of Moving Parts (2005). Read full book review >

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MOVING PARTS by Magdalena Tulli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Erudite fans of postmodernist language games may find this thrilling, but it's a decidedly acquired taste."
Masquerading as a novel, this latest from Polish experimentalist Tulli (Dreams and Stones, 2004, etc.) is actually a brain-teasing meditation on the conventions of fiction and the strategies of grammar. Read full book review >

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CALL ME MAGDALENA by Alicia Steimberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"Steimberg is one of Latin America's best writers."
All sorts of genres are imperturbably parodied in this witty, prizewinning 1992 novel from the Argentinean author of Musicians and Watchmakers. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"Adorable characters demonstrate the unselfish qualities of true friendship."
A bear's epic quest for the Golden Pear illuminates valuable life lessons. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Like the recent remake of Alan Sherman's Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (p. 401), impossible to read without bursting into song—and maybe adding a few improvised lines. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arnold's cartoon figures seem to explode across the pages with even more pop-eyed frenzy than usual in this rendition of the traditional camp song. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF BARNABAS PIERKIEL by Magdalena Zyzak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A faintly lewd farce that reads like a better-educated version of a Mel Brooks movie, complete with gypsy curses and Nazis."
A swineherd dreams of romance and glory as he fumbles his way toward destiny on the eve of World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2012

"A thin volume that might serve as a quick reference and introduction to marketing terms for Web initiates, but there's not much deep insight beyond the basics."
This slim primer offers basic tips on digital marketing via the Internet, social media and specialized software called HubSpot. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY CROOKS SPOIL THE BROTH by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 1994

"Clean and pluck the hens''—are scattered through the tale."
A tough week for Mennonite innkeeper Magdalena Yoder. Read full book review >

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TIJUANA STRAITS by Kem Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Uneven: the violence is tainted by lurid excess, but the relationship between Sam and Magdalena is quite touching and not overdone."
Hands across the border: In this odd couple story, a Mexican woman fleeing for her life is sheltered by a reclusive Californian while the bad guys hover. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF REEDS by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Overpopulated and uneven, with far too many narrative points of view, but sufficiently distinctive, ingenious, and energetic that fans of the outstanding inaugural volume will plunge right in."
Second in Harlan's SF series (Wasteland of Flint, 2003) set in a far future where the Méxica have conquered Anahuac (Earth) and now are establishing a galactic empire. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK MADONNA by Louisa Ermelino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"All these momma's boys undermine popular notions of Italian machismo and suggest unexplored relations between old-country ways and new-world realities: a welcome antidote to 'fuhggeddaboudit.'"
A genial debut from Kirkus reviewer Ermelino, a reporter for InStyle, celebrates neighborhood culture, testifies to the power of women in a peasant-based society, and smartly counters the prevailing stereotypes of Italian-Americans from the not-so-mean streets of New York's Little Italy. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 25, 1990

"Dutiful but dry as dust."
As the popularly agreed-upon preeminent Latin American storyteller, it is not unexpected that Garcia Marquez would take a turn at telling the epic story of Simon Bolivar, the Great Liberator. Read full book review >