Search Results: "Tamar Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

WAR OF THE WIVES by Tamar Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"While the topic is certainly compelling, Cohen (The Broken, 2014, etc.) spends too much time examining convoluted plot threads and not enough time building convincing characters."
A man's secret lives are unveiled at his funeral, and his two shocked and grieving families are left to discover the truth from many years of lies. Read full book review >

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THE MISTRESS'S REVENGE by Tamar Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"While Cohen's clever, sardonic voice diminishes the sense of predictability, this one-note story can, like the affair itself, seem ultimately rather empty."
Spiraling down from fatal attraction to woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown, English freelance journalist Sally Islip responds to rejection by her lover of five years with increasingly loopy behavior. Read full book review >

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ABUKACHA'S SHOES by Tamar Tessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Funny and charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No matter how hard Abukacha tries to discard his old, worn-out shoes, they always find their way back to him. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET CITY BALLET by Erika Tamar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"The appeal is in featuring girls from various backgrounds involved in dance, and for that, the book should reach an audience well beyond balletomanes. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Marisol Perez, who lives on New York City's Lower East Side, has always loved to dance; when she is given a scholarship to the Manhattan Ballet School, she is thrilled. Read full book review >

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FRONTIERS OF POSSESSION by Tamar Herzog
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This book is for those with a legal bent who enjoy the question more than the solution. While certainly erudite, the text is long and confusing, and many readers will wonder where the author is heading."
Herzog (Latin American Affairs/Harvard Univ.; Defining Nations: Immigrants and Citizens in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America, 2003) examines the border disputes between Spain and Portugal, comparing the players and difficulties of the two widely distant and differing situations. Read full book review >

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AS THE WORLD CHURNS by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Fans of the clever, sarcastic, engaging Magdalena will doubtless find this adventure just as rollicking as all her others (Hell Hath No Curry, 2006, etc.), even if they're hard-pressed to find much mystery."
A fast-talking Mennonite innkeeper's latest scheme for publicizing her inn puts her loved ones in danger. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF PIE by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Magdalena may be smart and amusing, but her atrocious alliterative amalgamations will alienate many a reader."
The maven of Mennonite mysteries is at it again. Read full book review >

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LEFT by Tamar Ossowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Ossowski, a mother of three (including a child with special needs), touchingly examines the elements that bind families together."
Massachusetts-based author Ossowski's debut about a family's fragmentation, forgiveness and love. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN HOME by Erika Tamar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A compelling journey into the past with engaging characters, this story manages to avoid sentimentality, and yet still pulls the heartstrings. (afterword) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tamar (Alphabet City Ballet, 1996, etc.) has fashioned a rich narrative around the little-known but remarkable historical phenomenon of the orphan train. Read full book review >

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THE JUNKYARD DOG by Erika Tamar
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"It's just plain touching. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Katie sees a skinny, matted mutt getting stoned in the junkyard by a bunch of teenage boys, she is struck by the misery in the dog's eyes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"If she is also debated—if her arguments do not get lost, as has so much else on this topic, she writes, in a 'sea of shouting'—then her book may make a significant contribution to reviving America's commitment to integration. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An almost epic, sure-to-be-controversial, attack on the racial politics of the last 30 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 1998

"While neither her subject nor her approach is strikingly new, Garb's gaze is formidable, attenuated to precisely those nuances upon which a proper understanding of these works would seem to depend."
paper 0-500-28049-5 Insofar as art historical inquiry in the second half of the 20th century increasingly has come to rely on psychological methodologies of one form or another, it has perhaps been more receptive than other academic fields to the advent of cultural studies; this adaptability is on ample display in Bodies of Modernity. Read full book review >