Search Results: "Margot Bettauer Dembo"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWIMMER by Zsuzsa Bánk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A startling piece of work in its lack of affect, reminiscent of the fiction and memoir of Jerzy Kosinski and Agota Kristof."
Life behind the Iron Curtain in post-1956 Hungary provides the backdrop for a nightmare childhood. Read full book review >

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SUMMERHOUSE, LATER by Judith Hermann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2002

"Stories, yes, but without characters a reader can care about, they remain surface only."
The ten stories in Hermann's debut are said to have been a great success at home (Hermann is a Berliner), but to the Yankee ear they seem to consist, for the most part, of youth, pose, and attitude. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 1998

"Because of the variety of the author's experiences and the power of their expression here, if you could only read one Holocaust memoir—this should be the one."
Ably translated, this is an extraordinary Holocaust memoir wherein a young Czech woman undergoes a dizzying variety of hellish experiences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"A well-considered slice of the Nazi era, and one with a happy ending."
A vivid reconstruction of the final weeks of Hitler's regime. Read full book review >

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AFTERTIME by Olaf G. Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

Aftertime ($24.95; May; 116 pp.; 0-8101-1504-2): This relentlessly depressing novel records the psychic disintegration of a young German woman who had been a student in Kiev at the time of a nearby nuclear reactor accident. Read full book review >

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MARGOT by Jillian Cantor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Cantor diminishes Margot's spiritual identity crisis by introducing a predictable office romance plot."
Children's book author Cantor (The Life of Glass, 2010, etc.) shrinks her high concept—what if Anne Frank's sister Margot didn't die at Auschwitz but moved to Philadelphia under an assumed identity—to fit more predictable parameters of women's fiction. Read full book review >

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QUEEN MARGOT by Alexandre Dumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The book's jacket and promotion will tie in to the Miramax film starring Isabelle Adjani in the title role."
From Dumas päre, master of such French historical ripsnorters as The Three Musketeers, comes a tale of 16th-century France. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

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HOTHOUSE FLOWER AND THE NINE PLANTS OF DESIRE by Margot Berwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2009

"Poorly executed magical realism."
Berwin's debut sends a New York singleton south of the border in search of plants with magical powers. Read full book review >

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DESIGN FOR LIVING by Margot Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2003

"An appealing portrait of the attractive Lunts and of Broadway in its heyday."
Veteran biographer Peters (May Sarton, 1997, etc.) limns the glamorous life of the American theater's most successful acting team. Read full book review >

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BRAVE MARTHA by Margot Apple
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The comfortable pencil and watercolor drawings, making deliberate or accidental homage to Sendak's Really Rosie, lend a nostalgic flavor to this age-old bedtime dilemma. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Apple turns from the exploits of Nancy Shaw's exuberant sheep (Sheep Take a Hike, 1994, etc.) to a quieter bedtime tale about a young girl facing her fears in the dark. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"A complete bibliography of Zemach's published work is also appended, making this a first choice for most library collections as well as an excellent addition to any toddler's shelf of nursery rhyme favorites. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This posthumous collection of gloriously illustrated traditional rhymes and songs supplemented by a brief biographical sketch gives Caldecott Medalist Zemach's (Duffy and the Devil, 1973) fans one more chance to savor the delicious watercolors of this highly respected artist. Read full book review >