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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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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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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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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THE POST-WAR DREAM by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2008

"A misstep in Cullin's unpredictable, adventurous and, alas, frustratingly uneven oeuvre."
Yet another change of pace for the versatile Texas-born author, now living in Japan. Read full book review >

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BRANCHES by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Yes, something like that."
Cullin returns (Whompyjawed, 1999) to gritty west Texas where lawmen, like Sheriff Branches, can be mean as hungry rattlers'and, to judge by this case, almost as complex. Read full book review >