Search Results: "Nechama Liss-Levinson"


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WHEN THE HURRICANE CAME by Nechama Liss-Levinson
Released: April 12, 2012

"An excellent children's novel featuring a captivating, charming young girl."
In Liss-Levinson's (Cookie the Seder Cat, 2011, etc.) fine children's book, a girl and her family are forced to flee their home to escape Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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THE ETHICAL ASSASSIN by David Liss
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

"Imagine David Lynch's bizarre masterpiece Blue Velvet scripted by Edna Buchanan and Carl Hiaasen. It's a blast."
The brainy young author of three critically praised historical mysteries (including the Edgar-winning A Conspiracy of Paper, 2000) moves on to a murderously funny thriller set in contemporary Florida. Read full book review >

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A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER by David Liss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

"Liss's readers will hope that implied promise is soon kept. (First printing of 150,000)"
A well-researched and highly entertaining historical mystery debut that compares favorably with An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears's recent runaway success. Read full book review >

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REBELS by David Liss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Grade-A geeky fun. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
After a brief stay on Earth after Randoms (2015), Zeke struggles with a new space mission and the possibility of the Phandic Empire striking back. Read full book review >

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THE WHISKEY REBELS by David Liss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2008

"Uneven, sometimes risibly overstuffed narrative that's nevertheless compulsively readable."
Edgar-winning Liss (The Ethical Assassin, 2006, etc.) channels early American history in a thickly plotted tale of conflicts between revolutionary idealism and fiscal skullduggery. Read full book review >

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RENEGADES  by David Liss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Every plot contrivance is a reason to put the book down, but there are just as many reasons to keep reading late into the night. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
The Randoms series rides plot contrivances along to its conclusion. Read full book review >

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RANDOMS by David Liss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Real geeks wouldn't have it any other way. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
Part of Spider-Man's appeal is that he's a geek; people love him because he gets picked on as much as any nerdy teenager. Zeke Reynolds follows in the same tradition. Read full book review >

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THE DAY OF ATONEMENT by David Liss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Historical fiction buffs will enjoy an action-packed adventure in an unusual setting."
Liss (The Twelfth Enchantment, 2011, etc.) delves into a bitter corner of history to chronicle the tale of a young man trapped in the Portuguese Inquisition. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S COMPANY by David Liss
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Witty and stimulating, albeit demanding, entertainment."
The Edgar Award winner's serial protagonist Benjamin Weaver (The Whiskey Rebels, 2008, etc.) grapples with financial chicanery and diversified villains in 18th-century London. Read full book review >

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DEFIANCE by Nechama Tec
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A remarkable story of a great leader, as well as of a neglected aspect of WW II. (Eleven halftones, two line drawings— not seen)"
Powerful account by Holocaust survivor Tec (Sociology/Univ. of Connecticut; In the Lion's Den, 1989, etc.) of the operations of a Jewish partisan group in WW II Belorussia. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A fascinating, thoughtful, and provocative look at what in the Constitution keeps the United States from being 'a more perfect union.' (timeline, bibliography, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
The United States Constitution has been amended 27 times since its 1788 ratification, but the Levinsons make the reasonable and compelling case that further revision will make it even more efficient and just. Read full book review >

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WHAT DID PINNY DO? by Nechama Sittner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2013

"Pinny is young enough that a haircut can still be fun, and readers will be as delighted as he is. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-6)"
For some people, a haircut qualifies as a rescue mission. Read full book review >