Search Results: "Rebecca Newberger Goldstein"


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36 ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Always smart and intermittently very funny, but the shifts in tone, leaps in chronology and changes of focus can induce whiplash."
Madcap novel of ideas, careening between the hilarious and the ponderous. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Goldstein's bright, ingenious philosophical romp makes Plato not only relevant to our times, but palpably alive."
Plato returns to 21st-century America in this witty, inventive, genre-bending work by MacArthur Fellow Goldstein (36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAZEL by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Goldstein (The Mind-Body Problem, 1983, etc.) draws heavily on the themes and rhythms of Yiddish folklore while offering her own sparkling wit and philosophical insight, as always, along the way."
Goldstein expands on a story in her collection, Strange Attractors (1992), in this lively exploration of the ways chance intermingles with determinism in human lives. Read full book review >

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STRANGE ATTRATORS by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Goldstein breaks no new ground in exploring again the paradoxes and implications of mind-body duality—but she develops her theme with such wit and imagination, in styles ranging from gothic to folkloric, that her readers will not mind going along for another ride."
The author of The Mind-Body Problem (1983) and The Dark Sister (1991) again probes the relationship between female intellect and emotion—this time in a sparkling, erudite collection in which brilliant women's minds dictate their romantic attachments while their gender continues to dictate their fate. Read full book review >

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PROPERTIES OF LIGHT by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"Not as profound as it aspires to be, but great fun for those who like to match wits against a tricky author practicing some masterful sleight-of-hand."
Sex and physics turn out to have a lot in common in the latest from Goldstein (Mazel, 1995, etc.), who depicts the tortured passions of three scientists trying to restore meaning to a relativistic universe. Read full book review >

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THE DARK SISTER by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"Disappointing."
One of those almost too-clever and erudite novels about identity and the nature of women that challenge the head, but neglect the heart, by novelist and philosophy teacher Goldstein (The Mind-Body Problem, The Late Summer Passions of a Woman of Mind). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Interesting background reading but not for busy parents looking for answers to their child-raising problems. (For a hands-on guide to parenting boys, see Michael Gurian's The Good Son, p. 1197.) (Author tour)"
A discursive, anecdote-laden, and research-oriented exploration of the development of male character that never quite comes to grips with the practical problems of building character. Read full book review >

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BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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QUEERIES: REBECCA PODOS, AUTHOR OF LIKE WATER
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Rebecca Podos’ second YA book, Like Water, stars Vanni Espinoza, a New Mexican high schooler who waits tables at her parents’ restaurant and falls for Leigh, a genderqueer mischief-maker. As they try to figure out their futures, their relationship will have to move beyond breaking and entering and smoking weed if it’s going to last. Our reviewer called Like Water ...


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THE FORGOTTEN FLIGHT by Stuart H. Newberger
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"A capably sorted delineation of a complex, important court case against Libyan terrorism that required years to extract accountability and compensation for the victims."
The story of a 1989 plane crash that killed 170 people and eventually became "the greatest murder case in French history." Read full book review >

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BECOMING JINN by Lori Goldstein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 12, 2015

"Those who can get past the protagonist's tiresome pity party will be eager for further exploration of her Zar family and the subterranean intrigues of Jinn society. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
"[W]hen genies are involved, there's always a trick." Read full book review >