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: 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

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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A moving memoir that's particularly timely given the current health care debate in the United States.
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A heart-rending debut nonfiction account of a couple's struggles with insurance companies as they tried to recover from a catastrophic accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"This analysis of an important American educational story is somewhat plodding and dry, but the end result is coherent and insightful."
An authoritative study of the emergence of Jewish studies on the American campus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"Laudable coverage of an undeniably important, unsettling cultural transition."
Were John Carmack and John Romero the Lennon and McCartney of PC gaming? Spin magazine contributing editor Kushner answers yes in his detailed re-creation of the genre's transition from basement to big time. Read full book review >

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TELEX FROM CUBA by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"An imaginative work that brings Cuban-American history to life."
Los Angeles resident Kushner's first novel follows the lives of American ex-pats and others in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >

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ALLIGATOR CANDY by David Kushner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"A probing, poignant memoir about tragedy, grief, and trying to cope."
The story of how the author and his family dealt with the senseless murder of his older brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A remarkable story fashioned into a dramatic narrative."
Rolling Stone and Wired contributing editor Kushner (Journalism/New York Univ.; Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids, 2005, etc.) skillfully pieces together a shameful chronicle of racial discrimination during the American postwar economic boom. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF RACHEL K by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A short, quirky and sometimes-compelling book from the author of The Flamethrowers (2013)."
Three offbeat tales that border on the surreal yet are curiously (and paradoxically) anchored in a version of historical reality. Read full book review >

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KABBALAH by Lawrence Kushner
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A mysterious medieval epistle, bumbling romantic efforts and plenty of feel-good spirituality combine to offer good prospects for decent commercial, if not literary, success."
Rabbi Kushner's first novel for adults echoes The Gift of Asher Lev and The Da Vinci Code, but offers neither the former's gravitas nor the latter's intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Full of interesting factoids—but the blatant advertising for Kushner's products is pervasive to the point the book becomes soporific."
A wake-up call about caffeine from a committed and self-interested author. Read full book review >