Search Results: "Ari Goelman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PATH OF NAMES by Ari Goelman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"Despite its potential, though, it's likely that the book will have limited appeal. (Paranormal mystery. 12-15)"
Goelman's debut novel, part summer-camp tale, part ghost story and part murder mystery, is served with a sprinkling of math and a heavy dose of often-confusing Jewish orthodoxy. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENCE TREATMENT by Ari Goelman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Nineteen Eighty-Four meets V for Vendetta in a thrilling package. (Dystopian adventure. 13-17)"
Protagonist Lauren Fielding's papers recount her terrifying experiences and revelations as a government experiment in Goelman's unsettling dystopia. Read full book review >

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FALSE COVENANT by Ari Marmell
Released: June 26, 2012

"A romp with an edge and a feisty female lead: Fans will rejoice at the indication that this series has even more to come. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Widdershins is back, facing romance, supernatural foes and some serious soul searching. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Vividly captures the controversy and pain that accompanied this reopening of a dark chapter in American history."
A historian unravels the tangled story behind the establishment of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Read full book review >

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COVENANT'S END by Ari Marmell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Smart fantasy with heart and enough bad puns to last a lifetime. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Widdershins is back, in her last and most dangerous adventure. Read full book review >

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MISTLE CHILD by Ari Berk
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Fine bedtime fare for readers looking to cut down on their sleep. (Ghost story. 12-15)"
The bipolar young escort to newly dead souls introduced in Death Watch (2011) acquires potentially soul-corrupting powers and necromantic skills in this deliberately paced but strongly atmospheric middle volume. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"By turns dazzling, frustrating, enchanting, and vivid, this is a formidable first work whose timeliness is only underlined by recent events in the Middle East."
This debut by Elon, director of the Rabbinic Texts Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, is a haunting mixture of modes and voices. Read full book review >

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THE SHOEMAKER'S TALE by Mark Ari
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Extravagant, charming, and deeply serious in its matter-of-fact mingling of moral history, prophecy, and magic."
Painter-storyteller Ari's first novel is a true original, with roots in Jewish mysticism and Yiddish folklore: the picaresque tale of an 18th-century Polish shoemaker who follows his dreams no matter how grave or absurd they become. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Engaging and balanced—a stand-out book."
As The Nation political correspondent Berman ably shows, many factors led to the success of President Obama's election campaign, but a crucial aspect is often overlooked—the role played by Howard Dean as chairman of the Democratic Party Read full book review >

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MY PROMISED LAND by Ari Shavit
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Thoughtful, sobering reflections on a seemingly intractable conflict."
Israel has betrayed its best, truest self, argues Haaretz journalist and peace activist Shavit in this wrenching dissection of the nation's past and present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"All the fun of a children's book, coupled with the razor-sharp wit and potent insight that seasoned readers crave."
Magnusson's debut YA fantasy follows a young boy's flight from the wrath of bullies, taking him to another world from which there may be no escape. Read full book review >