Search Results: "Sybil Schonfeldt"


BOOK REVIEW

SOROTCHINTZY FAIR by Nikolai Gogol
by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Sybil Schonfeldt, illustrated by Gennady Spirin, translated by Daniel Reynolds
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 10, 1991

First, this is not Gogol's lengthy original—a ribald, satirical picture of village life in the Ukraine, a story that turns on peasant gullibility, takes anti-Semitism for granted (Gogol is also merciless toward women, and everyone else), and is as rich in pungent detail as Washington Irving's tales—a grand piece of social history that would surely be problematic out of context, by one of Russia's 19th-century masters. Read full book review >

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THE BINDING OATH by Sybil Downing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Stilted language and a tendency to treat the most sensational plot developments with the brio usually reserved for section headings in doctoral dissertations: a ho-hum debut."
Downing, the co-founder of Women Writing the West and co-author of Crown of Life: The Story of Mary Roberts Rinehart (1992), tries her hand at fiction with iffy results. Read full book review >

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WRITING FOR YOUR LIFE #2 by Sybil Steinberg
Released: May 15, 1995

"In a book devoted to writers, however, it seems little churlish not to credit the people who actually penned the interviews in the Table of Contents; they merely get their name appended to each article's conclusion, just above the publication date."
Publishers Weekly, a trade journal for the book industry, allows its regular author interviews a roomier format (some 2,200 words) and a more detailed examination of the publishing process than most consumer periodicals. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THUNDER by Sybil Raney
Released: May 5, 2009

"A sassy, sexy Southwestern romance."
A fun, sexy novel about middle-aged romance, second chances and the wide open spaces of big-hearted Texas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"A poignantly searing fusion of heartbreak and hope."
Candid, compassionate memoir of dealing simultaneously with a newborn and a mother with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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Chasing Stolen Art by Sybil Terres Gilmar
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tale with a worthy subject but sometimes-flawed execution."
In this historical novel, Gilmar (The Jew and the Pope, 2012) addresses the power of art and its connection to the brightest and darkest aspects of human nature.Read full book review >

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WITNESS TO CHANGE by Sybil Haydel Morial
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"In calm, measured prose, Morial offers a singular perspective on the frustrating road to social justice."
A moving memoir recounts decades of profound change. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1992

"Notes; bibliography; maps. (Fiction. 12+)"
With ennobling admiration, the authors press their subject's life and times into ``faction.'' Nurse, WW I journalist, advocate of Native American rights, mystery writer, wife, mother—Rinehart packed plenty of spunk and knew when to show it; scenes of her as a teenager staunchly enduring the wretched conditions of late- 19th-century hospital work are vivid and shocking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A positive—if too gimmicky—spin for those who think of themselves as victims. (Diagrams—not seen)"
A self-help volume for adult children of dysfunctional families that puts the emphasis on rising above adversity rather than on reliving the pain of abusive relationships. Read full book review >