Search Results: "Deborah Feldman"


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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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EXODUS by Deborah Feldman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"An enthralling account of how one Orthodox Jewish woman turned her back on her religion and found genuineness and validity in her new life."
One woman's search to understand herself and her Jewish heritage. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A remarkable tale told somewhat unremarkably."
A young woman's coming-of-age and escape from a sect of Hasidic Judaism. 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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THE SEVENTH LEVEL by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Give your brainteaser fans Carey Benedict's The Unknowns (2009) instead. (Mystery. 8-11)"
At Lauer Middle School, an invitation to join "The Legend," a supersecret group that plans community-service projects, is the most exciting honor imaginable. Read full book review >

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LUCY by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Highly romanticized, oddly apolitical, and not very compelling."
Historical about the love affair between FDR and Lucy Mercer, from Lucy's point of view. Read full book review >

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THE QB by Bruce Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Enlightening for those interested in performance psychology, kinetic motion analysis and the 'competitive temperament' of alpha males."
A yearlong, behind-the-scenes look at the booming—and lucrative—business of coaching upcoming quarterbacks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An alternate history rife with violence and class oppression, presented with rigor and detail, though with a strident tone that renders it somewhat dry."
Penetrating account of xenophobia and the officially sanctioned persecution of minorities and the politically undesirable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2005

"A reasoned, reasonable and consensus-seeking argument that is, of course, in danger of going unheard amid all the shouting."
Can't we all—fundamentalist and atheist and nonideologist—just get along? Read full book review >

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A JEWISH GUIDE IN THE HOLY LAND by Jackie Feldman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2016

"An odd book but nonetheless a unique lens through which to view the conflicted Promised Land."
An Israeli tour guide considers the complicated methods, both academic and personal, of performing for Christian pilgrims. Read full book review >

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COOL WAR by Noah Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"Current affairs books always run the risk of going rather quickly from the New Releases shelf to the remainder bin, but Feldman's book carries enough insight to warrant serious attention from anyone interested in what may well be the defining relationship in global affairs for decades to come."
A brief consideration of the current state of Sino-American relations. Read full book review >

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The Apocryphal William Shakespeare by Sabrina Feldman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A complex theory depending on many assumptions presents the not-entirely-implausible contention that William Shakespeare did not write his famous plays."
Another painstakingly detailed argument that questions the authorship of works attributed to William Shakespeare. Read full book review >