Search Results: "Sondra Silverston"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL ON THE FRIDGE by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2008

"Stein's dilemma is emblematic of Keret's method: The stories read like fragments of reality—personal, political and even metaphysical. It's hard to know how to piece them together."
Forty-six stories in a range of tones and styles, from slapstick to surrealism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL by Alona Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A truly moving and bravely rendered memoir."
An impressionistic memoir of a Polish Jewish girl's survival hiding as a Gentile in Nazi-occupied Poland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY FROM SEVILLE by Dorit Orgad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will feel the injustice of Manuel's and the other Jews' plight, but characterization isn't skillfully handled—some actors in the drama seem mere types—and dialogue and Manuel's first-person narration are clipped and often seem unrealistic. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It is 17th-century Spain, the time of the Inquisition, and 11-year-old Manuel Nuñez has just learned a shocking secret from his parents: They are Jews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANDRAKES FROM THE HOLY LAND by Aharon Megged
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"At times as cruelly beautiful as Paul Bowles's godless prose, this Sphinx-like novel offers a striking portrait of the Middle East—past, present and, perhaps, future."
A young woman of means travels alone from England to Palestine circa 1906 to study flowers referenced in the Bible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKING LIONS by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Gundar-Goshen's U.S. debut seems poised to catch fire, with the multiple narrative perspectives and dizzying reversals that connoisseurs of this genre adore."
In this intense moral thriller, an Israeli doctor conceals a fatal hit-and-run, is blackmailed by his victim's widow into operating an underground clinic for refugees, and sees everything he ever believed about himself crumble to bits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN GOOD YEARS by Etgar Keret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"Gentle reflections on love, family, and heritage."
A writer's life amid tremors of war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIMROD FLIPOUT by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A funny and keen chronicler of human foibles, perfecting his craft."
A kaleidoscopic assortment of exact, affecting and richly comic stories from the bestselling Israeli author (The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"More like bits and sketches than stories, from a writer who is often very funny and inventive, and occasionally profound."
Stories about storytelling from a young Israeli author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE FLOORS UP by Eshkol  Nevo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Nevo is a funny, engaging writer, but his new book settles for cleverness without reaching for something more genuinely moving."
Three residents of an Israeli apartment building narrate their worries and woes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1992

"B&w photos not seen. (Biography. 12- 16)"
In the ``Contemporary Women'' series, a sympathetic but uninvolving account of the life and work of a woman who gave up her own career to further her husband's dreams—and continues to pursue them 24 years after his death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1994

"Sympathetic, but superficial."
A sketchy portrait of married women with long-term lovers—and if that sounds like the subject of a TV talk-show, don't be surprised: Pop psychologist Friedman (On a Clear Day You Can See Yourself, 1990, etc.) hosts CNN's Sonya Live!. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD PLACE FOR THE NIGHT by Savyon Liebrecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Accessible, perceptive fiction from a talented writer."
A story collection confidently and intriguingly connecting relationships to their locations. Read full book review >