Search Results: "Tal McThenia"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"An intriguing story diminished by the inability of the authors to screen out irrelevant or marginal details, making the saga difficult to follow."
A convoluted account of an infamous child kidnapping from 100 years ago, with a contemporary twist. Read full book review >

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CURSING COLUMBUS by Eve Tal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This sequel lacks the startling originality of structure and content that marked its predecessor, but readers will nevertheless find both characters and their situation sympathetic and will root for them to pull through. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1908, and 13-year-old Raizel and her father have been living in New York for three years after finally being accepted at Ellis Island (their refusal and subsequent admission were chronicled in 2005's Double Crossing); now the rest of the family has arrived from the Ukraine. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Outstanding in both its structure and its questioning of faith, this offering is not to be missed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Raizel chafes under the strict gender roles that govern daily life in her Ukrainian shtetl in 1905, but she is nonetheless reluctant to leave when her father decides that she, of all the family's children, should accompany him to America. Read full book review >

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THE EMDR REVOLUTION by Tal Croitoru
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"An accessible explanation of a complex psychotherapy method."
A debut guide to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy method that has helped patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and other ailments. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S THIRD DRAWER by Judy Tal Kopelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"The story is obviously purposive, but as discussion starters go, it's certainly a good choice. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A carefully nonexplicit lead-in to a discussion of the Holocaust with young children, with photo-collage illustrations made of artifacts from Terezín. Read full book review >

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THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"It's hard to say enough good things about this hard-science future thriller with humor and heart—an excellent debut."
In this science-fiction thriller, a man fights for his wife and his lives after he's duplicated in a transporter malfunction. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO STOLE MY HOLOCAUST by Noam Chayut
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"Chayut's account of self-reckoning is remarkable not only for the portrait of an unexpected turnaround, but also for its appealing prose."
A former Israeli soldier's lucid memoir on his ideological conversion from a boy raised amid Holocaust memorials to a young man whose belief in Zionism and absolute evil was shaken. Read full book review >

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Divided against Yourselves by Bill Hiatt
Released: Nov. 27, 2013

"A top-notch mix of action, adventure and romance with a generous helping of literary allusion."
An action-packed tale of reincarnated Arthurian characters living as teenagers. Read full book review >

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BROKEN JEWEL by David L. Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A remarkable story, brilliantly told."
Japan faces defeat in the Philippines, and some 2,000 American internees face mass murder in another blend of fact and fiction from master alchemist Robbins (The Betrayal Game, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH YOUR PAST SELVES by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"A fast-paced, emotionally nuanced page-turner."
Debut author Hiatt offers an engrossing coming-of-age story richly infused with ancient mythology and Arthurian tales. Read full book review >

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GREEN by Benjamin Zucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2002

"Multiple readings could perhaps yield more insight—not an onerous task since this is one of the more beautiful books in recent memory—but it's difficult to regard Green as anything more than a curio."
The brilliant minds of today and yesteryear crowd into the exquisitely designed pages of this odd folly of an art novel. Read full book review >