Search Results: "Naomi Alderman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LIARS' GOSPEL by Naomi Alderman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2013

"Alderman re-creates with startling immediacy the culture of first-century Judea, with its political intrigue and riots and with its characters wondering at what the life of Yehoshuah has meant to them."
Four narratives set during the time of the ministry, trial and death of Jesus, all involving characters central to the origin of Christianity. Read full book review >

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THE POWER by Naomi Alderman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Very smart and very entertaining."
All over the world, teenage girls develop the ability to send an electric charge from the tips of their fingers. Read full book review >

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DISOBEDIENCE by Naomi Alderman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"A mishmash, but not without promise."
Can an Orthodox Jew be a lesbian? Two women, one a rabbi's daughter, find different solutions to the problem. Read full book review >

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NAOMI KNOWS IT'S SPRINGTIME by Virginia L. Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 1993

"Nice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Kroll's litany of the signs of spring—with most of the lines that caption the double-spread illustrations beginning with the title—is lyrical (``...when the air stops nipping her nose and chin and kisses her cheeks instead...when her [tire] swing holds her in a safe, round hug and she sails and spins in a whirling twirl''), but it's just another evocation of the changing seasons—until, at the end, Naomi overhears a neighbor: ``If only Naomi could see the blue in the sky.'' For the first time, readers are clued into the fact that Naomi's blind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL IT TO NAOMI by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FICTION
Released: June 8, 2004

"However, hangers-on will definitely relish his easy style, well-conceived characterizations, and Dave's humorous insight and plight as he balances changing friendships, first love, and his notorious, new-found alter-ego. (Fiction. YA)"
Sophomore scrub Dave Rosen falls head over heels for bohemian senior Celeste Fanucci at first sight. Read full book review >

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Naomi and Her Friends by Alan Morrison-Topping
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"An evocative, slow-moving whodunit with seductive mythological overtones."
In Morrison-Topping's debut mystery, a grieving, unstable English accountant struggles to solve a murder—and find love again. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NAOMI, LITTLE CHICK by Avirama Golan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The true essence of a picture book: a unique balance of visual and written narrative sure to enchant young and old alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A delightful depiction of the parallel lives of a young girl and a tiny chick from dawn to dusk. Read full book review >

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BECOMING NAOMI LEÓN by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Ryan's sure-handed storytelling and affection for her characters convey a clear sense of Naomi's triumph, as she becomes 'who I was meant to be.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
First-person narrator Naomi León Outlaw and her bright, physically lopsided little brother Owen feel safe in the routines of life in Lemon Grove, California, with great-grandmother Gram. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"A brilliant tour-de-force—funny, sweet, sly and sexy. (Fiction. YA)"
Working in multiple voices, each as clear and as sharp as an iMix, Cohn and Levithan return to tell the story of Naomi and Ely, who have lived across the hall from each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment house since childhood, and are now both at NYU. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO JUD by Don Alderman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A funny, moving, finely wrought remembrance of a lost Middle America."
A World War II-era small town sparkles to life in this luminous memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 10, 1995

"Alderman and Kennedy don't seem to have a take, legal or moral, on the right to privacy, and so ironically, their book offers little more than titillation. (First printing of 100,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
Human-interest stories of privacy invaded, plus a smattering of legal concepts for the uninitiated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 18, 1990

An appealing introduction to the Bill of Rights, which, by recounting illustrative cases, gives constitutional law a human dimension. Read full book review >