Search Results: "Simone Zelitch"


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JUDENSTAAT by Simone Zelitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A philosophically resonant tale about the shaping, and force, of collective memory."
A determined archivist struggles to find truth. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSION OF JACK STRAW by Simone Zelitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"The Middle Ages are rendered not on silver platters or thrones but on the dusty roads and straw beds of peasants, who are given center stage here, not limited to comic relief."
A fast-paced, intriguing account of the failed Peasant Revolt in 14th-century England: First-novelist Zelitch provides a rendering that is evocative and plausible, as well as convincing in its historical sweep. Read full book review >

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LOUISA by Simone Zelitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2000

"A mature and absorbing story of sacrifice, illusion, and resignation, and an important contribution to the literature of Holocaust and Exodus."
Zelitch's superb second outing (after The Confession of Jack Straw, 1991) retells the Old Testament story of Ruth through the saga of two women bound together by their shared experience of Hungary under the Nazis and of Israel after WWII. Read full book review >

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WILD CARDS by Simone Elkeles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Still, Elkeles' ability to write deliciously steamy love scenes for those in the early stages of their own sexual journeys will keep her fans coming back for more. (Fiction. 14­ & up)"
Romance Lite in a new series from the author of Perfect Chemistry (2009). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"The relatable, refreshingly non-Caucasian protagonist will take readers on an action-packed cultural adventure."
The world seems to be on the brink of destruction, as the Maya people might have predicted, and its fate might just rest on the shoulders of a single teenage boy in Simone's debut young-adult thriller. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST GO AND WIN by Alina Simone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2011

"Sure to prove popular with 20-something hipsters, just as her music seems poised for wider exposure."
Wry memoir from an Eastern European indie-rock sensation. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR GOD by Simone Weil
Released: June 15, 1951

"Check your market for of and follow through with this book."
In this collection of the writings of Simone Weil there is made available to the English speaking public the basic materials forming the spiritual autobiography of his remarkable women. Read full book review >

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MADONNALAND by Alina Simone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"As Simone confesses, 'the further I drifted from any kind of central narrative,' the less this brief book has much of anything to do with Madonna."
A short book about trying, and failing, to find something new to write about Madonna. Read full book review >

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NOTE TO SELF by Alina Simone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Witty, wicked and occasionally too clever. If Simone writes songs half as well as she writes fiction, expect her to become a household name."
Unemployed woman meets man on the Internet in this forceful, scabrous satire-cum-morality tale. Read full book review >