Search Results: "Maria Hummel"


BOOK REVIEW

MOTHERLAND by Maria Hummel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Heart-rending and chilling."
Inspired by family letters, Hummel chronicles the existence of an ordinary middle-class German family in the waning days of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDERNESS RUN by Maria Hummel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2002

"Another for Civil War buffs or history junkies. Others can pass."
The Civil War, a budding romance, snippets of Walt Whitman—none of these does very much to elevate this flat first novel of two cousins during the War Between the States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIVATE RENAISSANCE by Maria Bellonci
Released: March 22, 1989

A fascinating, if laborious, study of a woman who stood—both spiritually and politically—at the vanguard of the Italian Renaissance, the Marchesana of Mantua, Isabella D'Este. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An only marginally fictional work, which will be of most interest to scholars of Ortega and of Zambrano's more theoretical works."
An imposing scholarly Delirium And Destiny ($59.50; paper $19.95; Jan.; 256 pp.; 0-7914-4019-2; paper 0-7914-4020-6): An imposing scholarly edition of an autobiographical novel written in the early 1950s but not published until 1989, at the death of its author (b. 1904), a well-known philosopher and disciple of Spanish master Ortega y Gasset. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADAME DE STAËL by Maria Fairweather
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An intimate, thrilling walk through Revolutionary Paris."
In this mammoth work of love and scholarship, British biographer Fairweather (The Pilgrim Princess, 2001) delves into the fascinating, turbulent life of the French stateswoman and author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Charming yet loosely connected, like random journal entries."
This endearing collection of stories takes count of the wildlife that populates Daddino's gardens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2005

"Likely to score well with readers hungry for 1980s-style self-help ruminations. But those who want something with more bite—and self-criticism—will have to look elsewhere. "
An affair holds the key to renewal, in an unsatisfying follow-up to Hannah's Gift (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A LOVABLE GEEK by Maria Hudgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2008

"Intrepid Dotsy's second adventure (Death of an Obnoxious Tourist, 2006) provides its share of twists and turns in the classic style."
An archaeological dig in the Scottish Highlands seems an unlikely spot for murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BULLETPROOF VEST by Maria Venegas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2014

"As Venegas portrays him in this stark, tender narrative, Jose is an extremely complicated man—longing for his children's love, beset by regrets and seared by brutality."
A daughter recounts a legacy of violence in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOP DOG by Maria Goodavage
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A sentimental tale of man and dog and their heroism under fire."
In this follow-up to Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes (2012), Goodavage gives the Marines and their canine companions equal billing.Read full book review >