Search Results: "Nomi Prins"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE PRESIDENTS' BANKERS by Nomi Prins
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A dense but worthy effort to explain how the economy went off the rails in recent years—and how we ended up in that situation in the first place."
A revealing look at the often symbiotic, sometimes-adversarial relationship between the White House and Wall Street. Read full book review >

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HENNA HOUSE by Nomi Eve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Eve is a natural storyteller; too bad the paint-by-numbers ending undermines her riveting portrait of the lost culture of Yemeni Jews."
Eve (The Family Orchard, 2000) re-creates the exotic, unfamiliar world of Yemen's complex Jewish community from the 1920s through its wholesale exodus to Israel in 1949-50 through one young woman's eyes. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY ORCHARD by Nomi Eve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2000

"Erratic, often lyrically overpowering, bountifully imagined. This isn't the Jewish One Hundred Years of Solitude, but one suspects Eve may yet be capable of producing it."
Strong echoes of Aleichem and Singer sound throughout this ambitious first novel, a piecemeal portrayal of a Jewish family in Europe, the Holy Land, and America from the 1830s to the present day. Read full book review >

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MOTHER NUMBER ZERO by Marjolijn Hof
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Readers able to look between the lines will find plenty to ponder here. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In a simply written tale realistically built on half-formed questions and incomplete answers, a young adoptee suddenly starts thinking about his birth mother. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT A RABBIT by Ingrid Prins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Wanting. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A white child struggles to move on from the death of his pet rabbit in this Dutch import. Read full book review >

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AGAINST THE ODDS by Marjolijn Hof
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"It is not a reassuring tale, however—'knowing everything,' as Kiki wants to do, rarely is—and it should, perhaps, be read with a trusted adult. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Kiki has a lot to worry about: Her father is a doctor who travels to war zones. Read full book review >

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THE ACORN EATERS by Els Pelgrom
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"An atmosphere of obscene poverty informs most of the book, but it is the novel's final image, of the boy in his home, brimming with love for his family, that resonates. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-15)"
A sensitive and evocative novel from Pelgrom (Little Sophie and Lanky Flop, 1988, etc.), who recounts the story of a young peasant boy growing up in Andalusia immediately following the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"Terrifying, haunting and powerful. (foreword, glossary) (Collective memoir. 12 & up)"
Dutch survivors of the Holocaust remember their years as hidden children. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS IN THE KITCHEN GARDEN by Annemie Heymans
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"The non-narrative format asks more than usual of readers, but those who make the effort will be rewarded with a poignant portrayal of real emotion. (Picture book. 5-9)"
From the Dutch, a surreal story about a brother and sister coping with their father's withdrawal after their mother's death. Read full book review >