Search Results: "Samuel Hertogs"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 13, 2012

"A fulfilling story about the efforts of one man to triumph over the corruption of big business."
A saga of two families from diverse geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds whose lives intersect because of the 20th-century asbestos scourge. Read full book review >

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WAGA'S BIG SCARE by Samuel Hiti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The ending may leave younger or more sensitive readers unsettled, so save this slim, adrenaline-fueled tale for those who crave a true, if ephemeral, fright. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Waga is a monster that is mean, tricky and possesses the "biggest scare." But when Waga loses that scare, the monster's very existence is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"The chronology is often difficult to follow, but the author spins a dizzying, exhilarating tale of deception, duplicity and the search for personal identity."
The absorbing and often bewildering story of an imposter and thief, "a convicted fabulist who attempted again and again to impose the freaks of his imagination on the world around him." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Who's The Lucky Guy? by Samuel Muggington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Not the most simpatico protagonist, but continuous mishaps make for a gloriously absurd tale."
A recently unemployed and terminally ill man's scheme to make millions growing saffron inadvertently sparks an international incident in Muggington's (Pomroy's World: Alone, 2015, etc.) droll comedy. Read full book review >

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ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS by Steve Samuel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2000

"High-tech gadgetry, low-grade storytelling: search in vain here for a hint of nuance."
A dismal debut thriller in which few, alas, have much use for the US government, especially those employed by it. Read full book review >

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CLÉMENTINE IN THE KITCHEN by Samuel Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2001

"In these present days of plenty, we imagine clogged arteries instead."
Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl includes this charming bit of nostalgia in her new "food series" (see below) partly because Chamberlain's "Clémentine"—his family's cuisiniere in prewar France—is such an "lovable and entertaining" character. Read full book review >

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THE CLANDESTINE HISTORY OF THE KOVNO JEWISH GHETTO POLICE by Samuel Schalkowsky
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2014

"Amid all the unspeakable brutality, cruelty, fear, loss and despair, hope somehow lingers until the final gunshot."
Some unknown members of the ghetto police chart both their own brief histories and the darkness of the human soul during the Holocaust in Lithuania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTICS OF MILE END by Sigal Samuel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A tale about the stories we let ourselves believe."
A family is pulled to Jewish mysticism—and away from each other—in this expansive saga about faith, love, and loss. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL BECKETT: THE COMPLETE SHORT PROSE, 1929-1989 by Samuel Beckett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"A laudable book, and essential for the serious student of Beckett."
By gathering Beckett's scattered short pieces, Gontarski has created a volume that few may choose to read whole, but that all with an interest in Beckett will welcome. Read full book review >