Search Results: "Sibylla Brodzinsky"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"A valiant effort of research and consolidation."
Bleak first-person accounts of violence and displacement in Colombia over many decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC RAINCOAT by Ryan David
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Who ever thought a raincoat could be so much fun? (Picture book. 3-7)"
A not-so-ordinary raincoat holds hidden possibilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST SAMURAI by Helen DeWitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Unabashedly over the top at times but, still, a saga that gives rise to as much amusement as it does sober reflection. A promising start, indeed."
In a witty, wacky, and endlessly erudite debut, DeWitt assembles everything from letters of the Greek alphabet to Fourier analysis to tell the tale of a boy prodigy, stuffed with knowledge beyond his years but frustrated by his mother's refusal to identify his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1992

"Replete with anecdotal material, this offers few new insights but does lay out issues of development that only adoptees face over the course of life."
A rather thin volume that nevertheless will reassure adoptees that it is usual for questions about adoption and birth parents to persist throughout life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"A breathtaking example of scholarship and storytelling, enriched by ample illustrations of Merian's work."
An extraordinary portrait of an artist and amateur naturalist who explored the teeming life of the Amazon and helped lay the groundwork for our present-day understanding of ecology. Read full book review >