Search Results: "D. Dina Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

ESCAPING INTO THE NIGHT by D. Dina Friedman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"While no survivor's story concludes with joy and happiness, Halina's experience demonstrates maturity and a resignation that life is worth living at any price. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A group of Partisans brings 13-year-old Halina to a large secret encampment in the forest enabling her to escape deportment from her Polish Jewish ghetto. Read full book review >

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PLAYING DAD’S SONG by D. Dina Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"Readers will enjoy the references to musicals and classical music, but a list for further listening would have been a nice addition. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Friedman offers a moving, heartfelt story of loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 11, 1979

"That's the language of prices—alone."
Timed to coincide with a PBS lecture series, this volume is vintage Friedman, packed with commonsensical nonsense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

"A surprisingly lucid and useful book, and about as appealing as economics gets. (National radio satellite tour)"
Friedman, son of venerable ``No Free Lunch'' economist Milton, here analyzes the familiar to elucidate economic theory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2011

"A mildly interesting way to introduce artistic expression to a preschool audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A child's inquisitive search for a lost pencil takes him on an imaginary tour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Stolen Legacy by Dina Gold
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"A highly readable account of one family's fight for personal and financial vindication.
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Gold's debut recounts her family members' fight to reclaim a building that Nazis took from them during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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A TEASPOON OF EARTH AND SEA by Dina Nayeri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Lyrical, humane and hopeful; a welcome view of the complexities of small-town life, in this case in a place that inspires fear instead of sympathy."
Elegant aspirational novel of life in post-revolutionary Iran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Char - Warrior Woman by Dina Burke
Released: April 2, 2013

"An enjoyable sci-fi take on the erotic novel."
A debut post-apocalyptic erotic romancebetween a warrior lord and the fiery woman he hopes to tame. Read full book review >

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DRAWN FROM WATER by Dina Elenbogen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2015

"Elenbogen occasionally illuminates important themes of identity, but there is much more to learn about these Ethiopian Jews. Perhaps one day one of them will tell the whole story; this is just an introduction."
Soul-searching memoir of the author's visits to Israel and how she discovered an Ethiopian Jewish community in the process. Read full book review >

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REFUGE by Dina Nayeri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A vital, timely novel about what it means to seek refuge."
An expatriate Iranian woman struggles to reconcile her European life with her background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Adventures of Precious Penny by Dina Marie Filippini
Released: Feb. 8, 2015

"Although this kids' book promises adventure, readers may find little to latch onto, as the main character spends most of her time waiting for something to happen."
Filippini's debut picture book traces the journey of a penny that's mislaid and neglected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An elegant examination of how the rules of justice have changed since 9/11."
Well-wrought investigative report about six young Arab-Americans from western New York who stumbled into terrorism. Read full book review >