Search Results: "Matti Friedman"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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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NOTHING by Robin Friedman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Despite the many issues it tackles, this is a fast, well-written read, and while the conclusion is a bit too easy, the story is nonetheless moving. (author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A quiet, lyric look at the price of perfection. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR MY SISTER GOT LUCKY by Aimee Friedman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"For ultra chick-lit fans. (Fiction. YA)"
Although not the star pupil at Anna Pavlova Academy like her older sister Michaela, high-school freshman Katya "Katie" Wilder is accustomed to the ballet school's cutthroat atmosphere, as well as to the constant lights, noise and people of New York City, where she has lived her entire life. Read full book review >

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THE IMPORTANCE OF WINGS by Robin Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Told in a first-person voice that is both sardonic and sincere, Friedman's novel succeeds in bringing forth some common issues that challenge any immigrant American child who must straddle separate ways of life while striving for that true-blue American image. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Roxanne (Ravit) Ben-Ari is an Israeli-American girl growing up in 1980s New York City. Read full book review >

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GUN MEN by Gary Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 1993

"Good clean fun for gun- control freaks with a taste for blood."
A principled assassin takes on the brass of a quasi-NRA outfit in newcomer Friedman's first fiction—a pulpish update of Rogue Male. Read full book review >

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THE GRAY LOVER by Carl Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 1998

"Superlative work from one of the best newer writers on the international scene."
By the Dutch author of Nightfather (1994) and The Shovel and the Loom (1996), three long stories that explore the Jewish experience and the legacy of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"Well-written and well-paced, but may have limited appeal."
A memoir of two years in the life of a slightly muddled collegiate who sought clarity by traveling the world on a shoestring budget. Read full book review >

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FLASHPOINTS by George Friedman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A thoughtful, uncluttered treatise considering Europe's intractable patterns of unemployment, immigration and racism."
This nonacademic but erudite view of European history shows that the 20th century's trauma of war and violence is not quite behind us. Read full book review >