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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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HOUSEBROKEN by Yael Hedaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"Although there are sparks of genuine wit in 'The Happiness Game,' mostly at the expense of the parents and some of them randomly cruel, there isn't much else that's happening here."
First English-language translation for a popular Israeli columnist and journalist. Read full book review >

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RETURNING LOST LOVES by Yehoshua Kenaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Beautifully structured, and an eye-opening composite portrayal of a culture whose complexities we barely comprehend."
One thinks of Grand Hotel, or perhaps Terence Rattigan's popular play Separate Tables, while reading this entertaining Israeli novel, which joins in English translation its acclaimed author's earlier Musical Moment and The Way to the Cats. Read full book review >

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MURDER DUET by Batya Gur
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"He isn't gaining on them."
What on earth would those hard-boiled cops in the 87th Precinct make of Jerusalem's soft-boiled Chief Supt. Read full book review >