Search Results: "Harold S. Kushner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A current, accessible examination of a difficult and wondrous jewel of world literature."
"There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job." So begins one of the most vexing portions of the Hebrew Bible. Rabbi Kushner (Conquering Fear, 2009, etc.), who first considered the enigmatic text in the bestselling When Bad Things Happen to Good People (1981), revisits the powerful story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1996

"Replete with personal anecdotes and references to contemporary literature, this is an appealing but ultimately shallow piece of feel-good pop theology. (Author tour)"
An unconventional reading of the Garden of Eden story, offering the best-selling rabbi's suggestions about its psychological implications for the children of Adam and Eve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"L'Chaim!"
Bestselling Conservative rabbi Kushner (Who Needs God, 1989; When Bad Things Happen to Good People, 1981) on the joys of Judaism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD by Hal Holbrook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"The events in this book end in 1958—meaning, one hopes, that a sequel will appear in short order."
Noted actor Holbrook serves up a charming but unsentimental memoir of his early life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a disappointing lack of emotion and humor, the story feels less like a boy's adventure with his first pet and more like a manual on how to (and how not to) care for a pet snake. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Ophidiophobes beware! Readers who aren't genuine snake lovers will likely find it difficult to sink their fangs into this tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD ROBBINS by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Drivel about a driveler."
The superficial life of the superficial author of all those superficial, lubricious and extraordinarily popular sleaze-fests of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s, when ghost writers replaced the dying doyen of the "dirty novel." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD ARLEN by Edward Jablonski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 1996

"Though at times overconsiderate (the subject remains unnecessarily saintly through some questionably racist musicals, dalliances with other women, etc.), this definitive book draws Arlen with complexity and clarity. (illustrations, not seen)"
An efficacious reconsideration of a songwriter whose career exemplified the cross-pollination of black and white popular music. Read full book review >

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HAROLD MACMILLAN by Alistair Horne
Released: March 31, 1989

From British historian Horne (Napoleon, Master of Europe 1805-1807; A Savage War of Peace; etc.), the first volume of a multivolume, definitive biography of the British statesman. Read full book review >