Search Results: "Peter M. Hoffmann"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A fascinating mix of cutting-edge science with philosophy and theology."
A biophysicist examines the relationship between chance and necessity at the boundary between life and inanimate objects. Read full book review >

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CARNAL WEAPON by Peter Hoffmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2009

"A funny, energetic tale about the war between primness and hedonism."
A femme fatale lures a naïve lawyer into a stock swindle in this jaunty Eisenhower-era caper. Read full book review >

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THE SHUNRA AND THE SCHMETTERLING by Yoel Hoffmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2004

"Beautiful, humane, priceless."
A poetic little slip of a thing that holds the world, decades, entire lives, sorrows and beauties all as if in a pair of cupped hands. Read full book review >

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MOODS by Yoel Hoffmann
by Yoel Hoffmann, translated by Peter Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Vividly self-aware echoes of one man's fertile imagination."
Almost 200 gracefully composed poetic vignettes about the inner and outer lives of a writer in modern-day Israel. Read full book review >

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THE HEART IS KATMANDU by Yoel Hoffmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2001

"Charming if somewhat oblique fiction, quirky and unpredictable."
The fourth of Hoffman's books to be published by New Directions (Bernhard, 1998, etc.) departs from his previous work to head for a gentler place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Well-researched local history on a still timely issue: the effect of class and ethnicity on criminal justice. (Seven b&w illustrations)"
An intriguing account of a New England rush to judgment in the Jacksonian Era. Read full book review >

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TESS’S TREE by Jess M.  Brallier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Wispy lines portray a subtle vulnerability; washes of muted blue effectively provide emotional depth as Tess survives grief's powerful storm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this tender tale of love and loss, readers meet Tess, who cherishes her beloved—but very old—tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Sophisticated and provocative, Hoffmann's writing gives the reader much to consider."
Nuanced meditations on the nature of world politics in the post—Cold War era. Read full book review >

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BERNHARD by Yoel Hoffmann
Released: Oct. 29, 1998

"Not an easy read, but a further persuasive illustration of the genius of one of Israel's finest contemporary writers."
Emotional intensity and a powerful sense of the fragility and impermanence of both the physical body and the social fabric are the distinguishing features of this 1991 novel by the Israeli author (Katschen & The Book of Joseph, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ELLIS ISLAND INTERVIEWS by Peter M. Coan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"With so many stories, and so many voices, this is a fine collection of primary-source materials. (index, appendix, b&w photos, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Coan takes readers on an emotional tour of Ellis Island with this elaborate, readable collection of interviews. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2002

"History, danger, and courage, intriguingly rendered."
From Leschak (Letters from Side Lake, not reviewed, etc.), a good look into the mind of one wildland firefighter, his motivations and methods of operation. Read full book review >