Search Results: "Peretz Lavie"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1996

"An eye-opening trip through the land of sleep by a thoroughly professional guide."
An entertaining albeit at times rather academic discussion of what research has uncovered about the nature of sleep and sleep disorders. Read full book review >

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UNCLE PERETZ TAKES OFF by Yaakov Shabtai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"Richly varied and moving fiction: the work of a little-known writer who deserves to be remembered."
Family obligation and religious and political allegiance: such are the dominant themes in this first English-language collection of the work of the late (1934-81) Israeli author. Read full book review >

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A MAN LIES DREAMING by Lavie Tidhar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A wholly original Holocaust story: as outlandish as it is poignant."
A down-on-his-luck Hitler, now working as a private detective in London, searches for a missing Jewish girl in this wild, noir-infused alternative history from genre-bender Tidhar (Osama, 2011, etc.)Read full book review >

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VENGEANCE OUT OF THE SHADOWS by David Peretz
Released: Sept. 26, 2012

"Seamless blending of stories and first-rate characterizations."
In the third thriller to feature Ross Cortese (The Broderick Curse, 2009, etc.), the detective contends with both a killer targeting landlords and a Russian assassin out for retribution. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR WHO WASN'T THERE by Oren Lavie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The picture book as a whole isn't quite all there, but the pictures are sublime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A text-heavy picture book presents an existential quandary… Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2014

"Comprehensible, practical advice that shuns yo-yo dieting and exhaustive exercise regimens for a more lenient lifestyle in which having some body fat is actually good for you."
New insights into the pros and cons of body fat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 14, 1989

M.P. Glazer (Sociology and Anthropology/Smith College) and P.M. Glazer (History/ Hampshire College) combine forces to study people who speak up against conformity, corruption, and shoddy practices in their workplaces. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S VISIT by I.L. Peretz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A fine addition to any collection of traditional Jewish tales, with a final note about Passover, Elijah, and Peretz. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Goldin (Just Enough Is Plenty, 1988) adapts another story about the prophet Elijah visiting a needy, but still charitable, family and providing their Passover feast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVEN HIGHER! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Weber's delicate, simple watercolor, crayon and ink drawings add a guileless charm to the Old World shtetl scenes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Each year just before the High Holidays, the Rabbi of Nemirov disappears. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 5, 1973

"Shulevitz's finely cross-hatched illustrations make the magician's outlandishness and the couple's poverty clearly palpable, at the same time lighting each scene with an otherworldly glow."
An odd fellow, ragged and tattered, yet (wearing) a top hat," the magician appears in the village on the eve of Passover and performs all manner of marvelous tricks. Read full book review >