Search Results: "Deborah Bodin Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

NACHSHON, WHO WAS AFRAID TO SWIM by Deborah Bodin Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Still, a good addition to the holiday canon. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
"Brave Nachshon," afraid only of swimming, and his family have been slaves in Egypt for generations. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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ENGINEER ARI AND THE PASSOVER RUSH by Deborah Bodin Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Children and adults will be charmed by the latest in this amiable series. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
On his last run to Jerusalem before the Passover holiday, Engineer Ari manages to gather all the necessary items for his Seder plate, arriving home exhausted just before the holiday's ceremonial dinner begins. Read full book review >

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ENGINEER ARI AND THE SUKKAH EXPRESS by Deborah Bodin Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"An author's note provides background on the original Jerusalem-to-Jaffa line. (glossary) (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
Engineer Ari, the first conductor of the new train from Jaffa to Jerusalem, builds a Sukkah with friends Nathaniel and Jesse using wood left over from laying the new tracks. Read full book review >

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ENGINEER ARIELLE AND THE ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY SURPRISE by Deborah Bodin Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"All is happy and peaceful on this springtime Israeli holiday. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A sister and brother celebrate Israel's Independence Day. Read full book review >

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THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES by Andy Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"The flamboyant talk show host delivers an entirely expected book: a glitzy, glamorous, goofy look at 365 days of a charmed showbiz life."
Cable TV's dishiest guy at his dishy best. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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ABOU AND THE ANGEL COHEN by Claude Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2002

"Despite mildly pedantic angelic dialogues, the realistic view of Palestinian difficulties and the vision offered here of a better life are a welcome addition to the never-ending debate on the Middle East."
A curious fantasy, inspired by Leigh Hunt's famous 1834 poem, "Abou Ben Adhem," mingles metaphysics and grim reality: a gentle Arab grandfather living in Gaza is visited nightly by an angel who offers advice and consolation as the man's life is turned upside down by a tragic series of events. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN V. COHEN by William Lasser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Solid if sometimes plodding, a valuable addition to the historical literature."
A painstakingly documented life of an unsung hero—or villain, depending on your point of view—in the making of the liberal state. Read full book review >

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TWO-GUN COHEN by Daniel S. Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1997

"A diverting tale of the life and crimes of a unique Old China Hand, intertwined with the story of modern China. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Soon after the turn of the century a Jewish Cockney adventurer arrived in Canada, seeking his—or somebody's—fortune. Read full book review >