Search Results: "Rafael Medoff"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"Nonetheless, a useful addition to the literature of the Holocaust."
Throughout WWII, it seems, the last thing the US government wanted to hear about was the plight of Europe's Jews. That we were made to listen, this study suggests, owes much to the tireless efforts of one man who is little remembered today. Read full book review >

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ROOTING FOR RAFAEL ROSALES by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Full of heart and hope. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young man grows up in the Dominican Republic with ambitions to play baseball while a young girl in Minnesota finds the world both bigger and more encouraging when she becomes his fan. Read full book review >

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HUNGER POINT by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Despite the subject matter, an exuberant meditation on life, family, and the hard-won satisfactions of personal change. ($40,000 ad/promo)"
At once heartbreaking and funny, a debut novel on death and renewal that is strong and honest. Read full book review >

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I COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Medoff's fully realized novel beautifully explores the most important relationships we create: as parent, as sibling, as spouse."
Medoff's talent for characterization is evident in her latest novel, a richly layered tale about that complicated thing called family. Read full book review >

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GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Another success, combining genuine psychological depth with humor and irony."
Acerbic wit and pathos distinguish Medoff's accomplished second novel (after Hunger Point, 1997). Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF LONG LASTING by Mark Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 1992

"So if he gets a pair of shears and simplifies, his next book could be a joy."
A promising if taxing debut by playwright Medoff (Children of a Lesser God, etc.) about a young Jewish playwright who does his best to make a mess of his life and then hangs in there long enough to sort it out. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Today Campo's patients are the mostly Latino poor of Boston; the rest of us must settle for his fine, perceptive writing."
Graceful, insightful, often disturbing essays on the healing art by a doctor-poet who daringly reveals his own human vulnerabilities and longings. ``As a poet, my challenge is to create myself, in my own image, using the corporeal materials common to all speakers of English; as a physician, my challenge is to accept the absolute necessity of that process,'' writes Campo, who currently practices medicine at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Hospital. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Keynesian prescriptions for socioeconomic ills, real and imagined, which free markets have long since cured, curbed, or addressed."
Debt is the four-letter word Medoff (Economics/Harvard) and consultant Harless employ as a starting point for their overwrought, well-nigh hysterical critique of the socioeconomic status quo in America. Read full book review >

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A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Rafael Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"A would-be tragedy that plays unsuccessfully on the inherent fascination with sex and death."
Autobiographical work from novelist/screenwriter Yglesias (Dr. Neruda's Cure for Evil, 1996, etc.) chronicles a man's confrontation with the imminent death of his wife. Read full book review >

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SCARAMOUCHE by Rafael Sabatini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"All in all, this 'sheer knight-errantcy' is a marvelous entertainment."
The Italian-born Sabatini (1875-1950), who first published this swashbuckler in 1921, always received more popular acclaim than critical praise, and it's easy to see why. Read full book review >

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DR. NERUDA'S CURE FOR EVIL by Rafael Yglesias
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 1996

"But the strong plot keeps us fascinated and reading. (Film rights to Twentieth Century Fox; author tour)"
Gripping, deep-delving psychological novel that offers a new path in analysis but can't sustain the melodrama implied in its title. Read full book review >