Search Results: "Ruth Tenzer Feldman"


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BLUE THREAD by Ruth Tenzer Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"In the spirit of Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic (1988), with a mix of historical details about the women's-suffrage movement and early printing, tied together with a very Jewish thread of historical continuity. (Historical fantasy. 11-13)"
Travels in time give a middle-class girl the courage to fight for both women's suffrage and her own dreams. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH LEVEL by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Give your brainteaser fans Carey Benedict's The Unknowns (2009) instead. (Mystery. 8-11)"
At Lauer Middle School, an invitation to join "The Legend," a supersecret group that plans community-service projects, is the most exciting honor imaginable. Read full book review >

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LUCY by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Highly romanticized, oddly apolitical, and not very compelling."
Historical about the love affair between FDR and Lucy Mercer, from Lucy's point of view. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2005

"A reasoned, reasonable and consensus-seeking argument that is, of course, in danger of going unheard amid all the shouting."
Can't we all—fundamentalist and atheist and nonideologist—just get along? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An alternate history rife with violence and class oppression, presented with rigor and detail, though with a strident tone that renders it somewhat dry."
Penetrating account of xenophobia and the officially sanctioned persecution of minorities and the politically undesirable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QB by Bruce Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Enlightening for those interested in performance psychology, kinetic motion analysis and the 'competitive temperament' of alpha males."
A yearlong, behind-the-scenes look at the booming—and lucrative—business of coaching upcoming quarterbacks. Read full book review >

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THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Plain good fun for puzzle addicts, with plenty of action and the suspense only a ticking timer can offer. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Brainteasers and tricky puzzles are all part of the Gollywhopper Games, a promotional sweepstakes leading to untold wealth and fame for the lucky and smart contestants. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"An engaging overview that, unfortunately, backs away from the deeper questions it raises. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An accessible history of the most glamorous of international awards. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL OF LOSSES by Stephanie Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Readers may enjoy this two-tier story more for its accessible romantic and family dramas than its convoluted religious arcana, but Feldman devotes passionate storytelling and powerful narrative skills to both."
Figures from Jewish mysticism and mythology, a Russian grandfather's legacy and the fate of a newborn child entwine in an inventive if at times obscure debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A sincere plea for the US not to let a Burqa Curtain descend on more Islamic countries, undercut by stolid academese and unduly rosy speculation."
Lost cause, bright future, or something in between? A Rhodes scholar with a doctorate in Islamic thought surveys the prospects for democracy in countries dominated by Islam. Read full book review >

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GOD BLESS THE CHILD by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Deft but unmemorable."
Feldman (Rearview Mirror, 1996, etc.) is like your favorite neighborhood take-out restaurant—the fare is reliable, but you—ll likely be hungry again a few hours after eating. Read full book review >

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THE UNWITTING by Ellen Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"While the role of what Charlie calls 'the left-wing Jewish intellectual mafia' during the Cold War remains fascinating (at least to liberal intellectuals), the schematic quality of Feldman's plot and characters limits the reader's engagement."
A conspiracy-theory novel about spies, lies and personal loyalty set within the insulated world of left-liberal New York intellectuals during the Cold War era. Read full book review >