Search Results: "Shalom Auslander"


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FORESKIN’S LAMENT by Shalom Auslander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"An often breathtakingly irreverent look at religion and the humorous side of exorcising the past."
What was it that Tolstoy said about unhappy families? Read full book review >

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AUSLANDER by Lewis Kelley
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A flawed but enjoyable debut."
An African-American soldier battles racism and Nazis during World War II. Read full book review >

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HOPE: A TRAGEDY by Shalom Auslander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"Brutal, irreverent and very funny. An honest-to-goodness heir to Portnoy's Complaint."
A family man suffers from money woes, a judgmental spouse and a hectoring mother. But things don't get really funny until he discovers Anne Frank living in his attic. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF GOD by Shalom Auslander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Too brief by far, but with enough sparks to give an idea of the author's irreverent revelations. Overall, a fresh voice, and wonderfully fearless."
Shades of the absurd, Orthodox Jewish style, in a nutty little debut collection of 14 stories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"Well-researched, engrossing, and admirably objective, Shalom, Friend is a significant contribution."
An absorbing portrait of the remarkable life of the late Israeli Prime Minister. Read full book review >

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SHALOM EVERYBODEEE! by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Dedicated viewers of the show will be thrilled with the book. Other readers might enjoy it more with Grover around to act it out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The best way to experience this book is to find someone who does a really good Grover impression for a read-aloud. Read full book review >

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SHALOM, HAVER by Barbara Sofer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Worthy suggestions, somewhat sentimentally conveyed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yitzhak Rabin (192295) was nothing if not a complex personality, and that is why Sofer's minimalist elegy (which also appears in Hebrew translation) feels barren and void of texture. ``How do you say goodbye to a friend? . . . Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY SAYS SHALOM by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"The sites are well-chosen and terrifically multicultural. (They include a shuk and a Baha'i shrine.) Readers may like them even better if they ignore the fragmented rhymes on top of the pictures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This introduction to Israel is a book that can be read out of order. Read full book review >

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YAFFA AND FATIMA, SHALOM, SALAAM by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A subtle, visually arresting introduction to ethnic relations. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this retelling of a tale rooted in both Jewish and Arab traditions, two neighbors are friends despite perceived religious tensions of the community. Read full book review >

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SHABBAT SHALOM, HEY! by Ann D. Koffsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Charming and joyous but not for the uninitiated. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Preparing for the Friday night Shabbat ceremony and meal is a joyous expression of faith and tradition. Read full book review >

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NEVE SHALOM/WAHAT-AL-SALAM: OASIS OF PEACE by Laurie Dolphin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Glossary; comparison of words common to Hebrew and Arabic. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
In a remarkable community outside Jerusalem, 20 families—Jews and Arabs—demonstrate the possibility of peaceful coexistence, working and living together in a cooperative village that is seen here through the eyes of two ten-year-olds, a Jewish boy and an Arab, among the first from outside the village to be admitted to its bilingual, bicultural school. Read full book review >