Search Results: "Gal Beckerman"


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WHEN THEY COME FOR US, WE'LL BE GONE by Gal Beckerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A comprehensive, contextually rich study."
Jewish Daily Forward reporter Beckerman traces the gradual post-World War II movement of self-awareness within the two largest Jewish communities of the diaspora, Russia and America. Read full book review >

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GAL by Ruthie Bolton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"An inspiring journey of a contemporary pilgrim who, beset by all the worst demons, learned to love and forgive. (Author tour)"
A young African-American woman born and raised in Charleston, SC, movingly relates in unsparing detail her struggle to overcome a legacy of abuse and neglect. Read full book review >

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MY GAL SUNDAY by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"Clark's army of fans won't find any unseemly surprises here- -and will know better than to expect much in the way of mystery or suspense in this gentle, upscale epithalamion. (First printing of 800,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Like Dorothy Sayers's memorably subtitled Busman's Honeymoon, Clark's new cycle of four longish tales is best described as ``A Love Story with Detective Interruptions.'' Certainly her newlywed detective team comes with the most impeccable credentials. Read full book review >

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SALLIE GAL AND THE WALL-A-KEE MAN by Shelia P. Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Adding to the appeal of the straightforward story and short chapters, Daly's numerous illustrations bring the characters to life. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eight-year-old Sallie Gal desperately wants hair ribbons like her cousin Wild Cat's, but with her father away in the army, times are hard on Cumbo Road and her mother insists she work to pay for them. Read full book review >

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NIGHT LIGHTS by Susan Gal
Kirkus Star
by Susan Gal, illustrated by Susan Gal
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"The many warm renderings of light—the glow from a reading light, the comfort of the night-light and the peacefulness of the moonlight—reveal the loveliness of a night spent with an affectionate family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For this family of three—mother, daughter and pup—the everyday events of an evening take on special meaning in this debut author/illustrator's capable hands. Read full book review >

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INTO THE OUTDOORS by Susan Gal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Pedagogy takes a back seat to the elemental pleasures of being 'outside in the great outdoors.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
An effervescent celebration of an overnight camping trip, with all the prepositions highlighted. Read full book review >

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DAY BY DAY by Susan Gal
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A luminous celebration of family, food and home. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Day by day, brick by brick, a community is built in this winning tribute to fellowship and family. Read full book review >

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PLEASE TAKE ME FOR A WALK by Susan Gal
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 2010

"A real treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bright-eyed pup wants to go for a walk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEAD WIFE'S HANDBOOK by Hannah Beckerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Beckerman provides gentle instruction for her readers through what Rachel learns from death's journey. This is a touching, honest story of death—sad at times but not grim."
Beckerman's debut novel provides an intriguing tale of love after death and an insightful look at the bereavement process from both sides of the grave. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Ilene Beckerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"You might want to look at the clothes and make up your own story as you go alongsort of like playing with Barbie. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to the New York Times Magazine)"
Advertising executive Beckerman remembers things past not by way of biting into a madeleine but by way of the clothes she was wearing when she bit into it. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 2013

"Breezy fun."
Lighthearted, mostly humorous memoir of suburban motherhood based on the author's nationally syndicated column. Read full book review >