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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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 >

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FAIR GAME by Erika Tamar
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Well wrought and compelling. (Fiction. 14+)"
Straight from the headlines: members of a Long Island high- school football team sexually abuse a retarded girl. Read full book review >

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THE HEADHUNTER'S DAUGHTER by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"The second in Myers' new series (The Witch Doctor's Wife, 2009) hides the Mastermind's identity well. But it's best read for the evocative descriptions of life in the Congo, where the author grew up, and the skillful portrayal of the vast disconnect between the white and black inhabitants."
The closer the Belgian Congo comes to independence in 1958, the more dangerous it becomes for the white population. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH DOCTOR’S WIFE by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A radical but welcome departure for Myers (As the World Churns, 2008, etc.). Fans of Alexander McCall Smith may well find Cripple as delightful as Precious Ramotswe."
A tale of wildly clashing cultures in the Belgian Congo. Read full book review >

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THE GENIZAH AT THE HOUSE OF SHEPHER by Tamar Yellin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2005

"Cohesively combines the epic and personal sense of sorrow and nostalgia rooted in home."
A warmly portrayed, densely researched fictional history of a scattered Jewish clan migrated to Jerusalem. 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 >