Search Results: "Rabbi Richard Chapin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2014

"A philosophically instructive, spiritually uplifting dialogue."
A theologically edifying dialogue between a committed Catholic and an observant Jew about the natures of their faiths and beyond. Read full book review >

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SOPRANOS, MEZZOS, TENORS, BASSOS, AND OTHER FRIENDS by Schuyler Chapin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A coffee table volume for opera buffs with tiny coffee tables and large disposable incomes."
The tone of this arts memoir is neatly set by the author's demurrer that he only offers his reminiscences about a number of classical music artists (mostly singers) at the insistence of Bill and Pat Buckley (she's ``one of New York's most elegant hostesses'') after regaling them with a Maria Callas story during a twilight cruise on their yacht. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO WEMBLEY by Kim Chapin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"School and family business create only minor ripples here. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A conventional but exciting sports story, hung about with soccer lore and lingo, plenty of action, former players reliving their glory days, and an awestruck American fifth-grader as witness. Read full book review >

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THE TUTOR by Andrea Chapin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"An elegant entertainment and an impressive debut."
William Shakespeare: poet and playa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2003

"A little dry for casual readers, but theater buffs will be riveted. (8-page color insert, 63 b&w photos in text)"
Engrossing day-by-day chronicle of the paradigm-smashing musical's creation. Read full book review >

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88 KEYS by Miles Chapin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The result is an occasionally interesting volume that reads too much like an oversize advertising pamphlet."
Arts journalist and actor Chapin is unusually well qualified to write a book on the Steinway: His great-great-grandfather founded the company that produces it. Read full book review >

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Maimonides & Metabolism by Rabbi Yonason Herschlag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2015

"Readers looking to understand all the factors in weight-loss management will find this a good supplement to material produced by experts."
A reconsideration of the physiology of weight loss, supported by the writings of the Jewish philosopher Maimonides. Read full book review >

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CHANGING LIVES, MAKING HISTORY by Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Well-written, valuable history of a unique synagogue at the crux of social change."
This wonderfully illustrated volume looks back on four decades at a groundbreaking New York City synagogue and its LGBTQS—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, straight—community. Read full book review >

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THE BACKWARDS BIRTHDAY PARTY by Tom Chapin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A nice selection for any collection and, of course, an excellent birthday present. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if birthdays were backward? Read full book review >

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MR. TANNER by Harry Chapin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"There's inspiration in the refrain: 'He didn't know how well he sang. It just made him whole.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
One of Chapin's songs is brought to life in this book about facing criticism. Read full book review >

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HALLEY CAME TO JACKSON by Mary Chapin Carpenter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"The song's ruminative mood comes through clearly in this visual rendition. (audiocassette) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Not every song translates as well as this one into the picture-book medium, as Chapin pays tribute to an episode from Eudora Welty's childhood with this warmly sentimental lyric from the 1990 album, Shooting Straight in the Dark. Read full book review >