Search Results: "Miriam Pawel"


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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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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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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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DEAR PANDA by Miriam Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Latimer's story flirts with fantasy, and while Flo's solution won't help children living in reality, maybe they can use her tale to recall something just as remarkable (though true) to share with their own classes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The new girl in town worries about making friends at her new school, but a panda from the zoo next door eases her fears. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S LITTLE SISTER by Miriam Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"The sweet sibling relationship and the focus on Daddy as primary caregiver make this one stand out. (Board book. 2-4)"
Big brother Jacob helps Daddy take care of mischievous Little Sister in the newest offering in the Backpack Baby board-book series. 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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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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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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EVVY’S CIVIL WAR by Miriam Brenaman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"She palpably illustrates the confined life of women, bound by law and cultural norms to her father and husband when her only assets are her charms and if she's lucky, like Evvy, her cunning. (afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Less about the Civil War and more about the plight of slaves and the societal constraints placed on women, this is an eventful family saga. Read full book review >