Search Results: "Adina Hoffman"


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TILL WE HAVE BUILT JERUSALEM by Adina Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Lovers of Jerusalem will feel right at home as Hoffman brings a small bit of its history to life."
Hoffman (My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet's Life in the Palestinian Century, 2009, etc.) studies three very different architects responsible for the look of Jerusalem.Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 2000

"Steadily perceptive and brimming with informed passion, Hoffman's account opens the shades on one of the most remarkable cities on earth."
A gracefully wrought, impressionistic portrait of life in a singular Jerusalem neighborhood. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"A lovingly researched, well-rendered portrait that sometimes substitutes praise for analysis of the man and his work."
The life and incendiary times of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali, a secular Muslim and autodidact who lives in Israel, runs a souvenir shop in Nazareth and has somehow achieved and maintained an ecumenical, humane philosophy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"An accessible, neatly narrated story of hallowed detritus and the resurrection of nearly 1,000 years of culture and learning."
Poet and essayist Hoffman (My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet's Life in the Palestinian Century, 2009, etc.) and poet and translator Cole (Things On Which I've Stumbled, 2008, etc.) chronicle the disinterment of an ancient stash of Hebrew scholarship. Read full book review >

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ABBIE HOFFMAN by Marty Jezer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Hoffman—and a whole doomed, inspired era—emerges vividly in this cleareyed, richly detailed work. (Photographs—24 pages b&w- -not seen.)"
A thoughtful, solidly researched biography of the wildly creative and iconoclastic yippie, portraying Hoffman as a fresh force in American political culture—and as a man ultimately sabotaged by bipolar disorder (manic-depression), which drove him to extremes and probably led to his suicide. Read full book review >

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The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady G. Stefani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Chock-full of sharp tonal contrasts, this tale should appeal to readers with a hunger for alien adventure and an understanding of how it feels to be considered crazy."
A debut novel fuses a serious issue—the stigma of mental illness—with sci-fi to chronicle a girl's unusual coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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WHO MADE YOU A PRINCESS?  by Shelley Adina
FICTION
Released: May 13, 2009

"Many girls will love it. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In an installment from the All About Us series, readers find 17-year-old Shani in a boarding school for the super-wealthy, dealing with the important issues in her life: designer clothes, two hottie boys, friends, parties, curiosity about God and, when she can fit it in, schoolwork. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2009

"Nonetheless, this definitely fills a niche. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Set in a ritzy prep school in San Francisco, this series entry is like an ethnically diverse, toned-down Gossip Girls with a difference—the protagonists' religious faith sets moral parameters on their behavior. Read full book review >

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ZEBRA FOREST by Adina Rishe Gewirtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Odd, imperfect and impressive nevertheless, this will appeal to readers who, like Annie and Rew, are a bit beyond their years. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Gewirtz's emotionally intense debut novel about the complications of families offers a perceptive heroine and poetic, impressive prose. Read full book review >

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WHEN FISHES LOVE DOVES by M. Marmer Verhoeff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2013

"An often engaging Romeo-and-Juliet story with an unexpectedly mature and thoughtful ending."
A debut novel that explores the connection between an Orthodox Jewish girl and Protestant boy in mid-1960s America. Read full book review >

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LOVE & FURY by Richard Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Hoffman writes of his father that 'he was more comfortable with his many contradictions than I am with mine,' in a book in which readers are also likely to find more contradictions than comfort."
A professor's literary-minded meditations on fatherhood. Read full book review >

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EVERY MAN A MENACE by Patrick Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"With its hard-boiled shenanigans and soft-minded crooks, Hoffman's follow-up to The White Van (2014) is another strong and original addition to the crime fiction genre."
How many drug dealers, dirty cops, lowlifes, and hapless victims does it take to screw up a $50 million shipment of the drug Ecstasy? When the assorted players are as desperate or dumb as the cast of this bleakly amusing, noir-saturated saga, even more than you might think. Read full book review >