Search Results: "Matti Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

PUMPKINFLOWERS by Matti Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A haunting yet wry tale of young people at war, cursed by political forces beyond their control, that can stand alongside the best narrative nonfiction coming out of Afghanistan and Iraq."
Powerful account of youthful Israelis maturing, fighting, and dying at a forgotten Lebanon outpost. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2012

"Through the Levantine haze and a millennium of safekeeping, a carefully paced narrative of purloined Judaica."
A unique 1,000-year-old book is the pursued object of this scriptural detective story. Read full book review >

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MILTON FRIEDMAN by Lanny Ebenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"An economic biography for economic theorists, particularly those on the right."
First post-mortem tribute to the most influential champion of the free market since Adam Smith. Read full book review >

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MATTI LIVES IN FINLAND by Astrid Lindgren
Released: May 1, 1969

"But all have a sweet innocence that's rare nowadays."
Since Elle Kari, in 1952, these photostories have changed very little; while other series quite deliberately devolve on local customs, schooling, means of livelihood and the like, this remains casual, personal, a little sentimental. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 26, 1995

"A welcome, hefty collection of an American original's finest writing."
From veteran Friedman—prolific short-fiction writer and novelist (Let's Hear It for a Beautiful Guy, The Current Climate, etc.), as well as playwright and screenwriter—comes this collection of 40-plus disparate and darkly humorous tales. Read full book review >

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KATIE FRIEDMAN GIVES UP TEXTING! (AND LIVES TO TELL ABOUT IT.) by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"With wit and perception, Greenwald reminds readers that there is communication beyond their electronics. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A texting gaffe leads to tumult for middle schooler Katie. Read full book review >

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MISTER ORANGE by Truus Matti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"A poignant story of art, growth and loss. (further reading, websites, list of museums) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A young boy discovers the power of art during wartime in Matti's second novel (Departure Time, 2010). Read full book review >

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Soaring: Living Empowered and Joyful by Matti Dobbs
Released: May 15, 2015

"Timeless staples of spiritual practice enlivened and elevated by a buoyant approach."
Dobbs, a therapist and life coach, offers a road map to a blissful life in her debut self-help book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 1992

"Admirable passion, then, but screwy logic."
Scathing attack on American Jews by the former editor-in-chief of Globes, Israel's leading business newspaper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Provocative, accessible perspectives on the long history of war and on a new world of belligerency whose convincingly documented emergence could give pause to prophets of Western decline."
From those wonderful folks who brought you The Coming War with Japan (1991), another arresting, thoughtful, and closely reasoned appreciation of how and by whom armed conflicts might be successfully conducted in the post-millennial era. Read full book review >

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DEPARTURE TIME by Truus Matti
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Initially perplexing and surreal, the narrative's juxtaposition of fantasy and reality eventually blends beautifully in the convincing conclusion. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
In this debut novel, two seemingly unrelated stories merge into a poignant journey from anger to acceptance. Read full book review >

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LIFE, LOSS, AND LEMONADE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Short, sweet, and to the point. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In the eighth and final book in the Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, the eponymous character turns 15, finishes up ninth grade, and has the entire summer to look forward to. Read full book review >