Search Results: "Jessica Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

TO THE END OF THE LAND by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"A classic, full of sharp descriptions of life in Palestine and Israel today, urgent in its insistence that peace can come through sharing stories and the time required to tell them."
A provocative antiwar novel by one of Israel's best-known writers (See Under: Love, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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A LAND WITHOUT BORDERS by Nir Baram
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"From horror to fatigue to indifference, an important look forward and back that provides a grass-roots sense that one state needs to satisfy sovereignty for all."
An honest and troubling snapshot of Israel—both Palestinian and Israeli—that reveals the creeping realization that a two-state solution may no longer be possible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDEN by Yael Hedaya
Kirkus Star
by Yael Hedaya, translated by Jessica Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"A graceful exploration of loneliness, 'their true covenant,' and the worm that gnaws at the heart of all things."
Call it Peyton Place with Uzis: Israeli novelist Hedaya finds the worm in an exceedingly shiny apple. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Affecting essays that emphasize our common humanity."
Israeli novelist Grossman (Her Body Knows, 2005, etc.) muses about authors who have influenced him and about the difficulties of living and writing in one of the world's most dangerous places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Another thoughtful, if odd and caustic, story from one of Israel's greatest contemporary writers."
Take my life. Take my life, please…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLISS by Ronit Matalon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Imperfect and mis-titled yet incisive, Bliss provides a colloquial glimpse at the Israeli social fabric."
A circuitous second novel by Israeli author Matalon (The One Facing Us, 1998), told in flashbacks, follows a soured friendship between two Tel Aviv women during the years of intifada. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR HOLOCAUST by Amir Gutfreund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"A moving and informative exploration of the thoughts and experiences of a young person surrounded by survivors."
One man's lifelong struggle to live with the Holocaust, after the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HER BODY KNOWS by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Lackluster studies with little narrative payoff."
Two novellas about erotic obsession, by Israeli author Grossman (Someone to Run With, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACCIDENTS by Yael Hedaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A superficial, verbose account of a problematic relationship."
Two writers cautiously inch toward love in this Israeli university teacher's sluggish first novel, following the collection Housebroken (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN GOOD YEARS by Etgar Keret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"Gentle reflections on love, family, and heritage."
A writer's life amid tremors of war. Read full book review >

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SISTERLY HISTORY
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Tales of Belles, Bank Robbers, and Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood

Cover Story:  Who Run the World?

The Best: “El Destinos” by Leslye Walton and “Bonnie and Clyde” by Saundra Mitchell

The Worst Not My Favorite Genre: “High Stakes” by Andrea Cremer

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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