Search Results: "Shelley Frisch"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2009

"Amiable but trite."
The English-language debut of an international bestseller about an unlikely pilgrim who dispenses life lessons while hiking through northern Spain. Read full book review >

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LEONARDO’S LEGACY by Stefan Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"This richly illustrated, engrossing account makes a good case that da Vinci was not only ahead of his time but ahead of our own."
A lucid examination of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), emphasizing his immense secret journal. Read full book review >

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EINSTEIN by Jürgen Neffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2007

"Stellar research and prose combine in a splendid biography of physics' most luminous supernova."
A comprehensive, sympathetic and very readable portrait of the man, the celebrity, the scientist and the theories that transformed physics and the modern world. Read full book review >

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KAFKA by Reiner Stach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A judicious, balanced assessment that makes palpable both Kafka's personal weirdness and his artistic mastery."
An astute analysis, by the German editor of Kafka's collected works, of the remarkable half-decade in which the Prague-based modernist wrote his best-known stories. Read full book review >

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KAFKA by Reiner Stach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2013

"An illuminating book built, like its subject's life, on small episodes rather than great, dramatic turning points. Essential for students and serious readers of Kafka."
Conclusion of a massive, comprehensive life of the famed Czech/German/Jewish writer, chockablock with neuroses, failures and moments of brilliance. Read full book review >

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KAFKA by Reiner Stach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The inaugural book, on the remarkable half-decade that produced The Metamorphosis, The Trial, and 'In the Penal Colony,' is still the best, but this slightly overstuffed volume completes an indispensable work about a key figure in 20th-century modernism."
The final installment in German scholar Stach's magisterial three-part biography (Kafka: The Years of Insight, 2013, etc.), covering, in appropriately Kafkaesque nonsequential fashion, the writer's childhood and youth. Read full book review >

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DIETRICH & RIEFENSTAHL by Karin Wieland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A sweeping, revelatory dual biography."
Two icons and their turbulent times. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An inspiring story of courage rendered through impressive personal and historical detail."
A deeply sympathetic account of a group of concentration-camp dorm mates who stayed in touch years after their release. Read full book review >

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DARK FIDDLER by Aaron Frisch
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A discography should have been included. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8 & up)"
His name is familiar today only to lovers of musical virtuosity, but in his brief life the Italian-born violinist and composer thrilled late 18th- and early 19th-century Europe with his brilliant style, unnatural technique and stage presence. Read full book review >

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A NIGHT ON THE RANGE by Aaron Frisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Even the toughest little cowboy gets scared of the dark! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cole spends his suburban summer in boots, wrangler jeans and a ten-gallon hat, working on cowboy diction and a bow-legged walk. Read full book review >

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SENSES AT THE SEASHORE by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"To every sense, there is a provocation at Rotner's seashore. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Say what you will about the seashore, it is a stimulating place, a sensual extravaganza. Read full book review >

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THE BACHELOR AND THE BEAN by Shelley Fowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2003

"A much-used theme with a clever twist that will bring smiles during each reading. (Picture book/folktale. 4-10)"
Fowles illustrates her first picture book, a magic-pot variant, with luminous watercolors that simply glow on the page like stained glass. Read full book review >