Search Results: "Marek Halter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Despite these flaws, Halter's stories and interviews should touch readers—and help them expand their range of moral activism both in extremis and in day-to-day life."
Thirty-six brief, often moving profiles of individuals who, usually at great personal risk, saved Jews from the Nazi juggernaut of death, from a noted French Jewish novelist (The Book of Abraham, 1986, etc.) and human-rights activist. Read full book review >

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ZIPPORAH, WIFE OF MOSES by Marek Halter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Affecting biblical drama scaled down to human dimensions."
Fanciful version of the fatal encounter between African princess Zipporah and young Moses, in a breathy, atmospheric translation. Read full book review >

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SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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MARY OF NAZARETH by Marek Halter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Despite such digressive longueurs as Miriam's extended stay with the Essenes, and spotty character development—Miriam's hysteria occasionally undermines her modernity—a lively re-imagining of the New Testament."
Mary speaks out, dispelling rumors that she's a wimp, in Halter's latest Bible-based historical novel (Lilah, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MESSIAH by Marek Halter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A unique adventure novel."
A desert visionary with a dream for Israel spreads his idealism throughout medieval Europe. Read full book review >

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LILAH by Marek Halter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2006

"Action-packed scripture."
An Old Testament love triangle: the final installment of Halter's bestselling trilogy of Biblical heroines, this book features his brightest star. Read full book review >

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ROMAN’S JOURNEY by Roman Halter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Remarkably, a sense of adventure and joy of life are sustained in an account that moves through civilization's worst nightmare."
A terrifying view from the epicenter of the Holocaust, preserved in the adolescent memory of a young Polish Jew with a mission. Read full book review >

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ALL BACKS WERE TURNED by Marek Hlasko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1991

"Nihilistic but compelling."
A somber but accomplished novel of pervasive brutality and violence, in a place as hopeless and hellish as Devil's Island, from the late Polish Beat-writer and dissident Hlasko (Killing the Second Dog, 1990). Read full book review >

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IN LUCIA'S NEIGHBORHOOD by Pat Shewchuk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Good intentions and appealing artwork can't overcome the vague descriptions and generic flavor of this narrative. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This Canadian import, adapted from an animated film, is an earnest effort to paint a positive picture of an urban neighborhood. Unfortunately, it fails to bring the narrator and her surroundings to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"Clear, convincing, well-crafted. (22 b&w illustrations)"
A lucid examination of the recent trend in ethnic marketing that has become "an industry in its own right." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Justice prevails in this focused true-crime drama."
A brutal unsolved murder case is cracked after 20 years of silence. Read full book review >

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ALL WHOM I HAVE LOVED by Aharon Appelfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Artful and troubling. Still, Appelfeld has written many better books than this one."
The shadows of World War II and the Holocaust gather slowly and menacingly throughout this previously untranslated 1999 novel from the internationally celebrated Israeli author (The Iron Tracks, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >