Search Results: "Miriam Pawel"


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THE CRUSADES OF CESAR CHAVEZ by Miriam Pawel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"A warts-and-all biography of an important figure."
An exhaustive study of the life and work of iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez (1927-1993). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A revealing celebration of activists in the glory days of a movement for change."
The inside story of the first successful attempt to unionize farmworkers in the United States. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM IN THE DESERT by Jacqueline Jules
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"They effectively match the original and simple dialogue-driven text. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miriam, Moses's sister, is featured in the fourth in Jules's Bible series, offering encouragement and guidance to the Israelites as they continue their seemingly endless thirst- and hunger-filled journey through the desert following their escape from Egypt. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM, EVER WATCHFUL by Ann Letzter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"A well-intentioned but awkwardly executed rendition of a biblical tale."
A retelling of the biblical story of Miriam for young readers. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM THE MEDIUM by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2004

"With a title like this, you get your money's worth."
A gently amusing debut for the Reformed set follows the financial vicissitudes of a psychic in Great Neck, Long Island, struggling to make her calling respectable among the suburban well-heeled. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An appendix comprises a selection of poems discussed in the text, which are offered both in German and in the excellent translation of Hal Draper."
A highly successful biographical essay that reveals the great poet's wit, lyric talent, and unexpectedly stoic death. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER SNOW by Rebecca Pawel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2006

"An old-fashioned whodunit gussied up with political overtones. But anyone who's ever suffered a mother-in-law will sympathize with Elena."
The murder of a Spanish matriarch who was loathed by Falangists, Communists, her house servants and her own family. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A NATIONALIST by Rebecca Pawel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Warning: The fainthearted may gasp at Tejada's casual cruelty, which is somewhat at odds with the denouement."
Newcomer Pawel, a young Brooklyn high-school teacher, turns the clock back to 1939 and Madrid's tumultuous past. Read full book review >

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MOVING HOUSE by Pawel Huelle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Quiet but powerful journeys of the spirit."
From acclaimed Polish writer Huelle (Who Is David Weiser?, 1992), poignantly beautiful stories that limn memories and loss with a subtly nuanced critique of totalitarianism. Read full book review >

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WHO IS DAVID WEISER? by Pawel Huelle
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Huelle slows down and teases the story unnecessarily—it is too slender a reed for all the manipulations he subjects it to—but he is an interesting writer with a good visual sense; postwar Gdansk is here made both magical and mean in equally convincing parts."
Polish writer Huelle's first novel is set in Gdansk, early in the Fifties, and is narrated by a schoolboy who, along with his pals, was a gape-mouthed observer of the extraordinary powers of a mysterious Jewish boy, David Weiser. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHER IN THE PINE by Rebecca Pawel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Equal parts history lesson and crime novel, displaying both offhand cruelty and welcome depth."
A cop's transfer to a new posting in Franco's Spain comes with a full slate of new problems. Read full book review >

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LAW OF RETURN by Rebecca Pawel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Politics and wartime inquisitions notwithstanding, romance rules the day."
A little more intrigue and a little less mystery in 1940 Spain. Read full book review >