Search Results: "Cathy Goldberg Fishman"


BOOK REVIEW

ON PURIM by Cathy Goldberg Fishman
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Hall's pastel-pretty illustrations beguilingly serve to transmit the story and give it a suitably cozy atmosphere. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This is a sprightly overview from Fishman (On Passover, 1997), who uses a young girl's preparations as the vehicle for a recounting of the Purim story. Read full book review >

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WHEN JACKIE AND HANK MET by Mark Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A gentle and loving reminder that baseball mirrors society and can also transcend it. (biographical information, websites, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Two baseball heroes who battled hatred and prejudice met for the first time in an on-field collision. Read full book review >

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ON PASSOVER by Cathy Goldberg Fishman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A welcome addition to the holiday shelf. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-10)"
In an impressive debut, Fishman captures the emotion of the Passover celebration through the observations of a young narrator who recounts her family's annual preparations for the holiday. Read full book review >

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GOLDBERG: VARIATIONS by Gabriel Josipovici
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Heady stuff, for readers who like to read writers writing about writers who write about writing."
A philosophical jigsaw puzzle of a novel dares the reader to discover how the pieces fit together. Read full book review >

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GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by Susan Isaacs
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A painfully long yawn."
An aging entrepreneur invites her three grandchildren, whom she barely knows, for a weekend visit so she can choose which one will take over her company. Read full book review >

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MEG GOLDBERG ON PARADE by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers in search of an upbeat slice of New York City life will find it here. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
An eager spectator happily becomes an enthusiastic participant in a New York City parade. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR J. GOLDBERG by David Stebenne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"An illuminating look at a fascinating figure in 20th-century politics."
From historian Stebenne (Ohio State Univ.), an absorbing, scholarly biography of an undeservedly neglected legal thinker. Read full book review >

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EMILY GOLDBERG LEARNS TO SALSA by Micol Ostow
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Despite Emily and Lucy being well-defined, Ostow pays little attention to other characters, who fade into the well-drawn Puerto Rican setting. (Fiction. YA)"
Growing up in an affluent New York suburb, Emily Goldberg didn't mind not knowing about her mother's Puerto Rican childhood, but when her family travels to Puerto Rico for her grandmother's funeral, Emily's ignorance is compounded as she is bombarded by unfamiliar relatives, foreign customs and a language she can barely decipher. Read full book review >

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A REPLACEMENT LIFE by Boris Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A smart first novel that's unafraid to find humor in atrocity."
An ambitious young writer compromises his integrity for the sake of his Russian forebears in Fishman's darkly comic, world-wise debut. Read full book review >

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THE WELL'S END by Seth Fishman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Good entertainment. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
This debut science-fiction series opener relies on the standard mad-scientist scenario, which provides plenty of action. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A thoughtful, rigorous plan to make the tax code more morally and rationally defensible."
A comprehensive overhaul of the United States tax system. Read full book review >