Search Results: "Pawel Huelle"


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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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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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MERCEDES-BENZ by Pawel Huelle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Colorful setting and trenchant social commentary, but a cul-de-sac plot."
Playful postmodernism Central European-style—entertainment for a decidedly select demographic: automobile aficionados desperate for the inside skinny on Poland's recent past. 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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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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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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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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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 WATCHER IN THE PINE by Rebecca Pawel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Equal parts history lesson and crime novel, displaying both offhand cruelty and welcome depth."
A cop's transfer to a new posting in Franco's Spain comes with a full slate of new problems. Read full book review >

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LAW OF RETURN by Rebecca Pawel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Politics and wartime inquisitions notwithstanding, romance rules the day."
A little more intrigue and a little less mystery in 1940 Spain. Read full book review >

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NINE by Andrzej Stasiuk
Released: May 1, 2007

"The technique is masterly, and the carefully calibrated atmosphere of dread and threat beautifully sustained. But the effect is that of claustrophobic redundancy."
A kaleidoscopic view of Warsaw in transition and in chaos, following the collapse of Communism, forms the core of this 1999 novel from the Polish author (Tales of Galicia, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >