Search Results: "Dalia Bilu"


BOOK REVIEW

SMALL CHANGE by Yehudit Hendel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2002

A 1988 collection of eight moving stories by a Polish-born Israeli writer who has throughout her long career produced numerous wrenching portrayals "of the Holocaust, the displaced, the depressed, and the terminally ill." Read full book review >

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DALIA'S WONDROUS HAIR / EL CABELLO MARAVILLOSO DE DALIA by Laura Lacámara
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2014

"A delightful account of one fanciful little girl's enchanted day in Cuba. (Bilingual picture book. 3-6)"
One magical morning, Dalia awakes to find her hair has grown up toward the sky, "tall and thick as a Cuban royal palm tree." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2009

"Likable, but doesn't offer enough new insights to stand out in the crowded field of behind-the-scenes foodie memoirs."
Everything you always wanted to know about working in a high-powered restaurant kitchen—unfortunately, you may already know most of it. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"As vivid a demonstration of community as readers are likely to find. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charity and caring for others—the Jewish concept of "tzedakah"—comes full circle in the story of a big sister who demonstrates generosity to a younger sibling through community outreach. Read full book review >

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MERCY ROAD by Dalia Pagani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A bleak tale that suggests the compelling beauty of a dream, even as it clings to the brink of melodramatic excess."
A rough-hewn Vermont family, after years of accumulated hurt, bursts apart and scatters in this intense, unsparing debut from short-fiction writer Pagani. Read full book review >

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THE SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ by Dalia Sofer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"As intelligent as it is gripping."
An Iranian Jew waits wrongly accused in prison while his family slowly crumbles in Tehran and New York. Read full book review >

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FLORA'S SUITCASE by Dalia Rabinovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1998

"A disappointing if amiable debut."
A first novel, by the winner of the HarperCollins— "Write the Bestseller,— contest tells of a Jewish-Russian-American family transplanted to the unlikely soil of Colombia. Read full book review >

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UNCLE PERETZ TAKES OFF by Yaakov Shabtai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"Richly varied and moving fiction: the work of a little-known writer who deserves to be remembered."
Family obligation and religious and political allegiance: such are the dominant themes in this first English-language collection of the work of the late (1934-81) Israeli author. Read full book review >

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THE WORLDS WE THINK WE KNOW by Dalia Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"This collection charms with quiet, wry humor."
Stories about Jewish life—in all its painful absurdity—in the United States and in Israel. Read full book review >

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LIES, FIRST PERSON by Gail Hareven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A rich and harrowing novel with plenty to say about religion and authorship."
An Israeli woman plots revenge against the relative who raped her sister—and wrote an imagined autobiography of Adolf Hitler besides—in a coruscating novel about faith and family. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF OUR STEPS by Ronit Matalon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Lovely and difficult."
A novel in stories from the Israeli author of The One Facing Us (1998) and Bliss (2003).Read full book review >

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KING SOLOMON AND THE BEE by Dalia Hardof Renberg
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 30, 1994

"Renberg's simplified retelling is straightforward and lively, a good match for Heller's almost raucously colorful illustrations: Her statuesque, classically draped figures, set amid a riot of blossoms in the opulently appointed palace, are the stuff of legend. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
After King Solomon forgives a bee for stinging him, it returns the favor by identifying the one real flower among a roomful of artificial ones—one of the riddles set the great king by the queen of Sheba. Read full book review >