Search Results: "Marek Halter"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >