Search Results: "Yael Levy"


BOOK REVIEW

BROOKLYN LOVE by Yael Levy
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A funny, deeply affecting comedy of manners and marriage."
Levy's endearing debut novel examines the high-stakes world of New York's Jewish dating scene, where marriages are "nothing personal"—they're "just business." Read full book review >

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FALAFEL NATION by Yael Raviv
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Readers wishing for a little more about food and a little less about nationalism may want to look elsewhere, but Raviv delivers an academic yet mostly accessible work of culinary anthropology."
What's in a falafel? By the lights of food-studies and nutrition adjunct professor Raviv, it's not just chickpeas and pita bread, but also identity. Read full book review >

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WE KILLED by Yael Kohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A fresh topic explored in a unique, satisfying manner."
Marie Claire contributing editor Kohen uses Christopher Hitchens' infamous 2007 VanityFair article "Why Women Aren't Funny" as her pivot point for exploring the obstacles faced by women in the male-dominated comedy business. Read full book review >

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WE WERE THE FUTURE by Yael Neeman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An eye-opening look at a fascinating era in Israeli history and what happens when a child is part of a sociopolitical experiment."
One woman's remembrances of youth in the kibbutz. Read full book review >

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OVERTURE by Yael Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Despite Goldstein's clear talent, it is hard to differentiate her authorial voice from her characters' pretentious, self-congratulatory whining."
Yet another recent Harvard grad makes a splashy literary debut, with this highly refined tale of love among musical geniuses. Read full book review >

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Flat Earth Theory by Yael Egal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2016

"An intense story of one woman's journey of self-discovery."
In this debut novel, a Brooklyn teacher and mom must find her inner strength after an ugly divorce, despite the growing threat of terrorist attacks against the French school where she works. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE ME, CLIMBING A TREE by Durga Yael Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2015

"Not much here to make kids run out and climb a tree. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Children climb trees around the world to play, make discoveries, see what they can see and maybe pick a tasty treat. Read full book review >

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IZZY THE WHIZ AND PASSOVER MCCLEAN by Yael Mermelstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A humorous if silly way to introduce the concept of removing any leavened foods from the home as part of pre-holiday preparation. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Eager to help his overworked, stressed mother during the pre-Passover spring cleaning, a little boy invents a super vacuum-type machine that does more than a clean sweep. Read full book review >

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HOUSEBROKEN by Yael Hedaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"Although there are sparks of genuine wit in 'The Happiness Game,' mostly at the expense of the parents and some of them randomly cruel, there isn't much else that's happening here."
First English-language translation for a popular Israeli columnist and journalist. Read full book review >

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STRAND OF A THOUSAND PEARLS by Dorit Rabinyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2002

"Thanks largely to her and the earthy, importunate Iran, Pearls has many good moments, though on the whole it seems not much more than an efficient rehash of the material of Rabinyan's justly praised first novel."
The second novel from the Israeli author of the popular Persian Brides (1998) is another examination of the imperatives of family and marriage, again set among Persian emigrants living in Israel. Read full book review >

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ACCIDENTS by Yael Hedaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A superficial, verbose account of a problematic relationship."
Two writers cautiously inch toward love in this Israeli university teacher's sluggish first novel, following the collection Housebroken (2001). Read full book review >

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SPRING FOR SOPHIE by Yael Werber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Rural and suburban readers in northern climes will find much to recognize. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl uses all her senses to detect the signs of spring. Read full book review >