Search Results: "Miriam Shlesinger"


BOOK REVIEW

LET IT BE MORNING by Sayed Kashua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2006

"An accessible and remarkably fair-minded book of particular importance in its immediate relevance."
This valuable and convincing second novel by Arab-Israeli journalist Kashua (Dancing Arabs, 2004) captures how the Middle East conflict affects a young man of similar background to the novelist's own. Read full book review >

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DANCING ARABS by Sayed Kashua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Gloomy indeed. And yet this Arab-Israeli newcomer is never once self-indulgent or sentimental, with the result that his story rings out on every page with a compelling sense of human truth."
A quick, readable, highly engaging—and bluntly pessimistic—debut tale of an Arab-Israeli whose life is one of anger, fear, and broken spirit. Read full book review >

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THE NIMROD FLIPOUT by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A funny and keen chronicler of human foibles, perfecting his craft."
A kaleidoscopic assortment of exact, affecting and richly comic stories from the bestselling Israeli author (The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BUS DRIVER WHO WANTED TO BE GOD by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"Hey, Etgar, don't give up the day job."
A bestselling Israeli author and TV comedy writer draws from previous story collections to introduce himself to an American readership Read full book review >

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MIRIAM IN THE DESERT by Jacqueline Jules
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"They effectively match the original and simple dialogue-driven text. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miriam, Moses's sister, is featured in the fourth in Jules's Bible series, offering encouragement and guidance to the Israelites as they continue their seemingly endless thirst- and hunger-filled journey through the desert following their escape from Egypt. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM, EVER WATCHFUL by Ann Letzter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"A well-intentioned but awkwardly executed rendition of a biblical tale."
A retelling of the biblical story of Miriam for young readers. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM THE MEDIUM by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2004

"With a title like this, you get your money's worth."
A gently amusing debut for the Reformed set follows the financial vicissitudes of a psychic in Great Neck, Long Island, struggling to make her calling respectable among the suburban well-heeled. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL ON THE FRIDGE by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2008

"Stein's dilemma is emblematic of Keret's method: The stories read like fragments of reality—personal, political and even metaphysical. It's hard to know how to piece them together."
Forty-six stories in a range of tones and styles, from slapstick to surrealism. Read full book review >

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SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"More like bits and sketches than stories, from a writer who is often very funny and inventive, and occasionally profound."
Stories about storytelling from a young Israeli author. Read full book review >

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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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JACOB'S LITTLE SISTER by Miriam Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"The sweet sibling relationship and the focus on Daddy as primary caregiver make this one stand out. (Board book. 2-4)"
Big brother Jacob helps Daddy take care of mischievous Little Sister in the newest offering in the Backpack Baby board-book series. Read full book review >

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DEAR PANDA by Miriam Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Latimer's story flirts with fantasy, and while Flo's solution won't help children living in reality, maybe they can use her tale to recall something just as remarkable (though true) to share with their own classes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The new girl in town worries about making friends at her new school, but a panda from the zoo next door eases her fears. Read full book review >