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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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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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 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 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 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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GIRL LOGIC by Iliza  Shlesinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An amusing stand-up bit buckles under the weight of a book-length treatment."
A successful comedian tries to square gender stereotypes with the realities of how women really live. 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 >