Search Results: "Stephanie Feldman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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: 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 >

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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 >

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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NEXT TO LOVE by Ellen Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"Conventional in shape and content, this nevertheless affecting tribute to the 'greatest' generation is elevated by its empathy for the women left behind."
Sincere, at times piercing, Feldman's (Scottsboro, 2008, etc.) latest tracks the experiences of three women, best friends since kindergarten, whose fortunes are shaped by what World War II did to their men folk and their world. Read full book review >

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A JEWISH GUIDE IN THE HOLY LAND by Jackie Feldman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2016

"An odd book but nonetheless a unique lens through which to view the conflicted Promised Land."
An Israeli tour guide considers the complicated methods, both academic and personal, of performing for Christian pilgrims. Read full book review >

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The Apocryphal William Shakespeare by Sabrina Feldman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A complex theory depending on many assumptions presents the not-entirely-implausible contention that William Shakespeare did not write his famous plays."
Another painstakingly detailed argument that questions the authorship of works attributed to William Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A breezy, easy-to-read exposé, though the author's staunch pro-firearms position may alienate readers who are anti-gun as well as anti-NRA."
One of its former regional political directors charges the National Rifle Association with being "a cynical, mercenary political cult." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2005

"Creaky joints, rough seams, thin characters, intrusively insistent evocations of the 1950s: a tale, nevertheless, that achieves drive, even some seriousness."
Feldman (Lucy, 2003, etc.), a.k.a. Elizabeth Villars, imagines there being another survivor from the secret annex besides Otto Frank. Read full book review >

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COOL WAR by Noah Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"Current affairs books always run the risk of going rather quickly from the New Releases shelf to the remainder bin, but Feldman's book carries enough insight to warrant serious attention from anyone interested in what may well be the defining relationship in global affairs for decades to come."
A brief consideration of the current state of Sino-American relations. Read full book review >