Search Results: "Tova Mirvis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OUTSIDE WORLD by Tova Mirvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2004

"Joyously sweet-natured second outing by Mirvis (The Ladies' Auxiliary, 1999)—and also pointedly insightful about just how complicated it is to lead a religious life."
A novel of Jewish manners makes gefilte fish of any stereotypes readers may have about Orthodox Jews. Read full book review >

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VISIBLE CITY by Tova Mirvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"This dark, witty, if slightly overstructured comedy about deceptive appearances evolves into a moving examination of intimacy's limitations."
Anyone who has spent time in Manhattan or watched Hitchcock's Rear Window will recognize the voyeuristic pleasure that jump-starts Mirvis' (The Outside World, 2004, etc.) third novel, as a bored young mother stands at her apartment window watching across-the-street neighbors in their living room, unaware that the two families' lives will soon intertwine. Read full book review >

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THE LADIES' AUXILIARY by Tova Mirvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An impressive debut, up there on that high middle ground the Victorians made their own."
A debut that details, with wisdom and grace, the inevitable tensions between the comfort of community and the need for individual freedom, as a young widow and convert moves into a close-knit Orthodox Jewish neighborhood and becomes an unwitting catalyst for change. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SEPARATION by Tova Mirvis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A thoughtful, courageous memoir of family, religion, and self-discovery."
A novelist's account of how she broke away from Orthodox Judaism to make a new life in the secular world. Read full book review >

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THE JEWISH WAR by Tova Reich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 1995

"An effectively unsettling mix of the satiric and tragic (and conceivably prophetic): Reich has lost none of her bite and insight, and may well have gained a new summit in her literary achievements."
The earthy yet transcendent wit of Reich's previous efforts (Master of the Return, 1988; Mara, 1978) takes a grim, decidedly unfunny twist in this story of zealots and conflict in the heart of Israel. Read full book review >

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MY HOLOCAUST by Tova Reich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2007

"An exceptionally sacred cow is slaughtered by a clever but monotonous barrage of words."
A harshly provocative satire on the commodification of the Holocaust and competition for greater victimhood. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A charming, delicate meditation on the meaning of life."
In this quiet but moving debut, essayist Bailey chronicles a year during which her fascination with the simple life of a snail kept isolation at bay and gave purpose to her life. Read full book review >

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WHAT DID PINNY DO? by Nechama Sittner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2013

"Pinny is young enough that a haircut can still be fun, and readers will be as delighted as he is. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-6)"
For some people, a haircut qualifies as a rescue mission. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Great for families to share and read aloud. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A group of six children introduces Hanukkah by each stating his or her favorite part or activity for the celebration. Read full book review >