Search Results: "Rochelle B. Weinstein"


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THE MOURNING AFTER by Rochelle B. Weinstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2013

"A heart-wrenching tale of loss, loyalty, and the will to overcome."
Two teenagers form a bond based around tragedies that no one, least of all the young, should have to endure. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"A soapy novel that strains credibility at times but still manages to tell a good love story."
A series of tragedies teaches one woman the difference between youthful passion and married love in Weinstein's debut romance. Read full book review >

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APPRENTICE TO THE FLOWER POET Z. by Debra Weinstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2004

"Only a poet could write so viciously yet adoringly (and, often, insightfully) about poetry. But only a poet, too, will have patience for Weinstein's onslaught of wordplay and purposely bad verse."
A poet and first-novelist brutally satirizes the poetry establishment, following a scholarship student through a New York university's writing program in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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SLIDING INTO THE NEW YEAR by Dori Weinstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Intended as the first in a series; more adventures of YaYa and YoYo will be most welcome. (Fiction. 8-12)"
YaYa and YoYo are twins whose nicknames are based on their Hebrew names. Read full book review >

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RUBY WIZARDRY by Eric Weinstein
Released: April 1, 2015

"An enjoyable book that can turn any kid (or adult!) into a programming wizard. (index) (Nonfiction/fantasy. 10 & up)"
An introductory programming guide is structured around a whimsical original fairy tale in a land run on the Ruby programming language. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Max Weinreich's classic History of the Yiddish Language first appeared 21 years ago, so the time is definitely ripe for a cogent new interpretation. This isn't it."
Filmmaker/journalist Weinstein's first book is an ambitious but disappointing treatise on the "nation" that existed only as a language. Read full book review >

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FERTILE GROUND by Rochelle Krich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Krich makes use of the suspense formula to put a hot-button issue—the problems of parenthood in the age of fertility clinics—under the knife."
Murder is the least of the chicanery at an L.A. fertility clinic in this tautly-moving tale. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF SIN by Rochelle Krich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Jessie's fifth outing (Dead Air, 2000, etc.) mixes an unbelievably naive rabbi trying to treat sociopaths, a double dose of half-hearted misdirection, and a few genuinely peaceful moments when Jessie sits down for some religious introspection."
When wealthy, philandering plastic surgeon Ronald Bushnell is dispatched with a bullet to his head and another to his groin, and two of his staff are murdered almost as afterthoughts—or potential eyewitnesses—L.A. Detective Jessie Drake and her partner Phil Okum find no shortage of suspects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD by Alexander  Weinstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A cleverly wrought, if moralistic, group of tales."
Thirteen stories illuminating the dangers of a tech-obsessed future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"From familiar works to those not so well-known, Weinstein expertly extracts their timeless lessons."
Weinstein (Comparative Literature/Brown Univ.; Northern Arts: The Breakthrough of Scandinavian Literature and Art, from Ibsen to Bergman, 2008, etc.) eloquently mines the literary canon for rites-of-passage stories. Read full book review >