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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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 >

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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 DARK WATER by Seth Fishman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"Those who started with the first should be satisfied with this conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
The sequel to The Well's End (2014) takes the action into a mysterious underground city.Read full book review >

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SAVING RUTH by Zoe Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Conflicts and secrets abound, yet the tension doesn't quite build, so the eruption of the final crisis seems abrupt and the resolution far too easy."
Home after the first year at college—can you keep your secrets hidden? Read full book review >

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DRIVING LESSONS by Zoe Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"What begins as a witty critique of the Mommy Trap ends as a sanctimonious screed."
A New Yorker's move to the South generates life lessons, and far too many platitudes, in Fishman's (Saving Ruth, 2012, etc.) third novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"Readers may profitably take a meeting."
Colorful, funny tale of the rise and fall of an interactive sing-along Internet site, related with considerable insight and wit by journalist Fishman. Read full book review >

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SANDLOT SUMMIT by Rick Fishman
Released: May 1, 2008

"Though devoid of plausibility, this patriotic, engaging novel will be a home run for readers of all ages."
Little leaguers duke it out in a decisive battle for global domination. Read full book review >

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PRIMACY by J.E. Fishman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A hokey but entertaining thriller that's more fun than a barrel of overgrown monkeys."
In Fishman's eco-thriller, a voluble primate threatens to bring down the animal-testing industry. Read full book review >