Search Results: "Sue William Silverman"


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THE PAT BOONE FAN CLUB by Sue William Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"A masterly stylist continues her uncompromising examination of the inner life."
A series of riveting essays about growing up Jewish in a Gentile world by the accomplished memoirist Silverman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Harrowing in its depiction of savage violation and profoundly moving in its portrait of a child's fear, confusion, and desperate search for a safe place."
A woman's excrutiatingly painful and explicit account of 14 years of incestuous abuse. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ROOTS by Jerry Silverman
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

From a prolific folk-music editor and arranger, one in a series (``Traditional Black Music'') that explores African-American music in depth. Read full book review >

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CASTING LOTS by Susan Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Warm and spiritually engaging."
A rabbi's account of how she helped her two adopted sons from Ethiopia assimilate Jewish cultural traditions and blend into her family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A pleasing book about books, deserving of a home in a bibliophile's stacks."
A cozy history of the pre-megacorporate world of book publishing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2003

"A first-rate, well-balanced blend of personal and cultural history."
A superbly rendered life of the painter, sculptor, and photographer best known for his invention of the electromagnetic telegraph. Read full book review >

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HOUDINI!!! by Kenneth Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Silverman's dense account documents the famous magician's lifelong quest to ensure his reputation—and his metamorphosis from Budapest-born Ehrich Weiss into Harry Houdini, the greatest illusionist of his age. Read full book review >

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TERMS OF SERVICE by Jacob Silverman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"Intelligent, provocative and illuminating in the author's argument that social media companies must examine their ethics and find business models that don't depend on perpetual surveillance of customers."
Freelancer Silverman, a celebrated Jeopardy! champion and contributor to Slate, the Atlantic and other publications, debuts with a deep and disquieting plunge into digital culture.Read full book review >

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BEGIN AGAIN by Kenneth Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2010

"Not just an exemplary biography, but a significant contribution to the cultural history of American music."
A Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winner takes on one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING GOD by David Silverman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Silverman's unrelentingly combative tone will likely only appeal to the choir."
An evangelical manifesto to recruit "closeted atheists" to become firebrand activists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2012

"A Woody Allen-esque tale of an uneasy conscience in Christian America."
A mild, witty memoir by an activist atheist and founder of the Secular Coalition for America. Read full book review >