Search Results: "Jacob Bacharach"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DOORPOSTS OF YOUR HOUSE AND ON YOUR GATES by Jacob Bacharach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Bacharach's book is admirable in its aspirations but fails to deliver on most of them."
A satirical modern take on the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac. Read full book review >

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THE BEND OF THE WORLD by Jacob Bacharach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2014

"A mischievous but fuzzy misadventure for modern 20-somethings."
Things fall apart when a slacker slouches his way through the vagaries of work and the phosphorescence of the Pittsburgh arts scene. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS GOD? by Jacob Needleman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 24, 2009

"An erudite, challenging text full of difficult questions, but it answers the title question with little more than a whispered answer."
Memoir about coming to grips with the concept of God. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"But despite minor flaws, he writes with the kind of balance between imaginative daring and explicatory clarity that has become academia's rarest commodity."
A fascinating combination of a sometimes poetic ``love song'' to and a crisp structural analysis of Judaism's magnum opus, the Babylonian Talmud. Read full book review >

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TIME REAVERS by Jacob Holo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2014

"A thrilling, if overly action-packed, sci-fi adventure."
After discovering her ability to manipulate time, Nicole must fight otherworldly insects preparing to attack the human world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"This book, as he hopes, repays the debt—not least by showing that Jewish-Christian dialogue can move beyond bitterness into mature, substantive debate."
Immensely daring work by Neusner, rabbi and author of more than 400 books on Judaism (The Death and Birth of Judaism, 1987, etc.), as he projects himself back to first-century Israel to argue with Jesus. Read full book review >

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FERALS by Jacob Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"This series opener is definitely not for arachnophobes or those easily frightened, but stouthearted readers happy to suspend their disbelief may enjoy the urban setting and fast-paced plot. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
People who can commune with animals populate this urban fantasy for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

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THE SWARM DESCENDS by Jacob Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Here's hoping the next book offers more nuanced characters and a less calculable plot. (Urban fantasy. 10-14)"
Caw and his friends return in this sequel to Ferals (2015).Read full book review >

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THE POSER by Jacob Rubin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"A strong debut that remains steadily written, even as it drifts away from its best material."
Rubin's debut novel tells an imaginative story of American emptiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A sturdy analysis of neoconservatism in American life."
An in-depth analytical history of neoconservatism and the men and women who created perhaps the most significant foreign-policy shift of the past 25 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"If, as Sullum sarcastically concludes, 'freedom is the most pernicious' risk factor for disease and injury in the eyes of antismokers, a more disciplined analysis of smoking in relation to freedom is badly needed. (8 pages b&w photos) (Radio satellite tour)"
A somewhat predictable libertarian attack on antismoking efforts. Read full book review >