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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CODE NAME KOMIKO by Naomi Paul
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"This bland techno-thriller has plenty of action but not quite enough style. (Thriller. 13-18)"
A teenage hacktivist and her online comrades encounter danger and betrayal when they begin investigating a fashion mogul's business operations in Hong Kong. Read full book review >

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STEALING FOR A LIVING by Naomi Rand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 30, 2003

"Though the nominal perps turn out to be nobodies, that's just the point of Rand's sophomore exploration of evil at its most slippery and self-justifying."
It's always something for a working mother in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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SNAKESKIN SHAMISEN by Naomi Hirahara
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2006

"Hirahara's complex and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American subculture enhances her mystery, and vice versa."
Mas Arai's probe of a restaurant murder stretches back 50 years to old secrets. Read full book review >

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BLOOD HINA by Naomi Hirahara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2010

"Aging and financially struggling Mas Arai's fourth case (Snakeskin Shamisen, 2006, etc.) is shaggy but very engaging, written with heart and depth, and starring an Everyman for our time."
Elderly Los Angeles gardener Mas Arai turns unlikely sleuth again to help a friend in distress. Read full book review >

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OFFSEASON by Naomi Holoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"A rather stiff and unconvincing debut: Holoch's lovers never quite come alive or glow as the City of Light does, even in this dark time of year."
A first novel from the editor of the Women on Women series: an earnest tale of doomed lesbian love in a wonderfully rendered out- of-season Paris setting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 1997

"But the author's alternative to such confusion, an adaptation of Native American initiation rituals, seems unpersuasive and insufficient. (Author tour)"
This luminous personal memoir of a young girl's discovery and embrace of her own sexual desire is somewhat dimmed by the author's intrusive, familiar analysis of this culture's misrepresentation of female sexuality. 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 >

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THE TURTLE OF OMAN by Naomi Shihab Nye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A warm and humorous peek at the profound and mundane details of moving from one country to another—a perfect pick for kids on the move. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An enthusiastic boy from Oman has serious misgivings about temporarily moving from his homeland to Michigan. Read full book review >