Search Results: "Orly Castel-Bloom"


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AN EGYPTIAN NOVEL by Orly Castel-Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2017

"A modern-day epic seesaws uncomfortably between absurdity and banality."
A family saga ranges from contemporary Israel to Egypt to Inquisition-era Spain. Read full book review >

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TEXTILE by Orly Castel-Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"Against the backdrop of war and unrest, the strivings of a woman for independence gain international depth."
A curious and beautiful study of lives loosely linked by family and heritage. Read full book review >

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A SPLENDID FRIEND, INDEED by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Bear's ursine fuzziness against a background of deep blues and Goose's small awkward, overeager self make an adorable contrast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT BEAR? by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"Another splendid outing, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small red fox joins playmates Goose and Polar Bear, introduced in A Splendid Friend, Indeed (2005)—setting up a "three's a crowd" conflict that even the still-diapered set will quickly recognize. Read full book review >

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FEEDING FRIENDSIES by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Give two green thumbs up for the joy of mud pies everywhere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Getting dirty has never been so much fun. Read full book review >

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FOX FORGETS by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Bear looks more than ever like a huggable bundle of shag in this gentle reminder that failures to communicate happen and are not of necessity punishable offenses. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this typically spare outing, Bear worries when little Fox neglects to tell him that Goose's absence is only temporary. Happily, the three splendid friends are reunited at the end. Read full book review >

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WOLF! by Becky Bloom
Released: March 1, 1999

"The cartoonish figures have expressive faces and postures, offering plenty for readers to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. Read full book review >

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VERGIL'S AENEID by Harold Bloom
POETRY
Released: Dec. 16, 1996

"The series, so far, goes from the Aeneid to Angelou; each volume is loaded with colorful educational tools and offers a ready source of structured information. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This is the first entry in the Bloom's Notes series, part of the Contemporary Literary Views Books; Bloom (The Western Canon, 1994, etc.) introduces Vergil, then steps back as various writers and academic experts past and present provide analyses of theme, character, and literary worth, mostly through excerpts from previously published material. Read full book review >

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HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS by Ira Bloom
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A reworking of some classic stories that will entertain its readers even if it doesn't stay with them very long. (Fantasy. 13-18) "
Franklin N. "Norm" Stein, a scarred teen with acromegaly, starts at a new school where he meets a trio of sisters who are witches and helps them escape the thrall of two vampires. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT TO LUCIFER by Harold Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1979

"A close-to-unreadable exercise, only for those who share Bloom's gnostic preoccupations—or collectors of literary oddities."
Bloom has been salting his literary criticism with dashes of kabbalistic and gnostic incunabula for years; here, in this first novel, he really lets his obsession run wild—and we can only hope that it's now out of his system. Read full book review >

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ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB by Patience Bloom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"In the end, it's not romance but something more elusive that Bloom finds: intimacy. Romance may wane as the quotidian details of cohabitation intrude on hearts and flowers, but that's when true love begins."
A veteran editor of romance novels at Harlequin delivers a witty memoir of her history with romance. Read full book review >