Search Results: "Mitch Ginsburg"


BOOK REVIEW

SECOND PERSON SINGULAR by Sayed Kashua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Kashua fails to illuminate his characters' troubled souls."
Two Arab-Israelis struggle with their insecurities in this unconvincing third novel from the Arab-Israeli writer. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF THE END by Ofir Touché Gafla
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 25, 2013

"Simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking, handled with sublime assurance, astonishingly inventive, funny and totally fascinating."
The first appearance in English translation for Gafla's first novel (2004), and it's a weird and effective blend of adventure/fantasy, whodunit and romance. Read full book review >

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ARIEL SHARON by Nir Hefez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Peacemakers are rare in the Middle East today, and this well-written biography is thus particularly timely."
An admiring, if critical, life of the Israeli warrior/politician. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Too often, though, Gelman's self-absorbed approach gets in the way of the terrific stories he has to tell; for the real moxie, read Buchanan."
A tumultuous year (1989) in the life of a cub crime-reporter for New York Newsday. Read full book review >

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WILLY SLATER'S LANE by Mitch Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"A modest mixture of Sherwood Anderson and Erskine Caldwell, with some perfectly observed characters in a narrative that is winningly sweet without being sentimental."
Charming, upbeat first novel set in Ohio. Read full book review >

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A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2005

"A talented writer's bold step forward. Let's hope Cullin isn't finished with Sherlock Holmes."
This wistful portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in old age is a real departure from Cullin's previous up-and-down fiction (Undersurface, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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ASLEEP, ASLEEP by Mirra Ginsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1992

"Quintessentially simple and altogether beguiling: a perfect choice for tuck-in time. (Picture book. 1-6)"
"Inspired by a verse of A. Vvedensky," a lovely litany of queries and subtly modulated responses: "Are the wolves asleep? Read full book review >

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THE OLD MAN AND HIS BIRDS by Mirra Ginsburg
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"What works here is the riddle; once that's solved there isn't much enticement to dip into these pages again. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
From Ginsburg (The King Who Tried to Fry an Egg on His Head, p. 479, etc.) comes this folk riddle told in a spare, almost laconic, style. Read full book review >

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LISETTE’S ANGEL by Amy Littlesugar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"A new way to bring a bit of WWII history to the youngest of children. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The author of the fine Shake Rag (1998), which made a picture book from the early life of Elvis Presley, takes some memories belonging to her paratrooper father-in-law, among others, and crafts a tale of D-Day for young people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 1993

"Unusual for its psychological depth and close-ups of exotic new forensics. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A standout in the recent spate of books about serial killers. Read full book review >

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SUNSET CITY by Melissa Ginsburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Despite some wistful passages about grief that showcase Ginsburg's background as a poet, Charlotte's story falls flat."
A young woman reconnects with her oldest but most troubled friend only to become swept up in the investigation of her brutal murder. Read full book review >

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Released: May 21, 2013

"Lively tips and practical advice pinned to a presentation of emerging digital technologies."
Information Technology and marketing guru Joel (Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone Is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone, 2010) lays out his vision for how businesses and individuals must re-organize themselves to make it in the upcoming upgrade of the digital world. Read full book review >