Search Results: "Ari L. Goldman"


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LIVING A YEAR OF KADDISH by Ari L. Goldman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

"A moving guide to a practice that can connect one generation with another, sure to strike a chord in readers familiar with Judaic custom and also in those who have no notion of it."
Goldman (Being Jewish, 2000, etc.) examines a central practice of his religion in this account of the yearlong mourning ritual he observed after his devout father died. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Not the comprehensive discussion that its subtitle would lead one to expect, but an endearingly smart and affectionate depiction of the healthy chaos of contemporary Jewish life. (Illustrations)"
A journalist provides a lively overview of current Jewish practice across denominational lines. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR GOD AT HARVARD by Ari L. Goldman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"An expanded autobiography would have been the way to go."
A New York Times religion reporter patches together his autobiography and an account of his sabbatical year at Harvard Divinity School. 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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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >