Search Results: "Mark Russ Federman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A century of change on the Lower East Side as viewed from the neighborhood fishmonger, told humorously and endearingly."
An enduring narrative of an early Jewish Lower East Side small business. Read full book review >

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PARIS TWILIGHT by Russ Rymer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Rymer has drastically overextended himself. For a novel that covers, seamlessly, street demonstrations, surgery and much else besides, see Ian McEwan's Saturday."
An American doctor in Paris is confronted by a slew of mysteries in this slow-moving debut. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WALKERS by Russ Chenoweth
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Fans of Jacques's Redwall and the enduring Mrs. Frisby will enjoy this fine first novel. (Fiction. 10+)"
Life in the Cape Cod rat colony is peaceful; family and community are educated, cultured, comfortable, safe; favorite pastimes are reading, feasting, and conversation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"In tight, lean prose, Hofvendahl writes evocatively of courage, hope, and the essential decency of ordinary people: in all, a gritty picture of desperate Depression days when uncounted thousands left home to seek a more hopeful life somewhere beyond the horizon."
Absorbing sequel to Hofvendahl's Hard on the Wind (1983), which detailed the author's sea-faring adventures at age 15. Read full book review >

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GENIE by Russ Rymer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1993

"An eye-opening account of science gone awry and a life gone amiss."
A compelling account by journalist Rymer (The New Yorker, The New York Times, etc.) of a modern-day ``wild child'' so deprived of human contact that when she was found at age 13 she was virtually without language—making her a prize subject for scientific study. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2011

"Darkly entrancing tales whose pages bleed struggle, trauma and madness."
A new edition of the late author's macabre stories set along the Eastern Front during World War II. Read full book review >

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Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard by Janice Dean
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A fitting sequel to Freddy's original adventure, packed with facts accompanied by cheerful illustrations."
Snow, snow, and more snow. What's a frog to do? Dean's (Freddy the Frogcaster, 2013) irrepressible amphibian puts his weather-safety skills to good use in this snowy sequel. Read full book review >

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AUNT RACHEL’S FUR by Raymond Federman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Tedious, relentlessly unfunny, and wholly predictable."
Federman (To Whom It May Concern, 1990, etc.) continues to explore the impact of the Holocaust on France, as well as the nature of fiction narrative. Read full book review >

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FREDDY THE FROGCASTER AND THE HUGE HURRICANE by Janice Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 13, 2015

"Common-sense attitude and advice, sunnily conveyed. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Budding weatherfrog Freddy makes his television debut as a hurricane roars over Lilypad. Read full book review >

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FASTING AND FEASTING by Adam  Federman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"A highly detailed traditional biography of an unconventional woman."
A journalist examines the life of an important but neglected British-born cookbook author. Read full book review >