Search Results: "Dalia Sofer"


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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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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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SHALOM, HAVER by Barbara Sofer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Worthy suggestions, somewhat sentimentally conveyed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yitzhak Rabin (192295) was nothing if not a complex personality, and that is why Sofer's minimalist elegy (which also appears in Hebrew translation) feels barren and void of texture. ``How do you say goodbye to a friend? . . . 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 THIRTEENTH HOUR by Barbara Sofer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"On balance, a superb exploration of the Arab-Israeli conflict that's in many ways superior to le CarrÇ's Little Drummer Girl for its well-informed insight into the subtle horrors and fugitive joys of life under siege."
Vivid and all-too-believable thriller of Arab terrorism in Israel, told from a feminist viewpoint by children's author Sofer (Shalom, Haver, p. 751, a tribute to Yitzhak Rabin). 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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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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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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WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST by Dalia Ofer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Still what is included in Ofer's and Weitzman's collection is substantial and will help readers appreciate how gender sometimes significantly influenced an individual's fate during the Holocaust."
A valuable collection of 21 articles by leading historians, sociologists, writers, literary scholars, and survivors. 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 >

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"A timeless message for a good cause; a good choice for a multicultural, multiethnic audience."
A picture-book friendship between two little girls provides a lesson in global peace and understanding. Read full book review >