Search Results: "Adina Rishe Gewirtz"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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THE FOX WAS EVER THE HUNTER by Herta Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"An essential work of post-Iron Curtain literature and a harrowing portrait of life under suspicion."
Atmospheric, lyrical novel from Nobel Prize-winning writer Müller (Traveling on One Leg, 1998, etc.) of life in Romania during the closing days of the Ceausescu dictatorship.Read full book review >

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Countryside by J.T. Cope IV
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The glimmering continuation of a detailed, emotionally rich saga.
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Cope's sequel to Countryside: The Book of the Wise (2014) sees young Luke and his friends try to outwit a villainous hunter to find the location of a magical artifact.Read full book review >