Search Results: "Yoram Bauman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Laugh-a-minute or not, an accessible introduction to a densely complex subject."
A lighthearted effort to make the dismal science less dismal, though too often about as funny as a Yakov Smirnoff set. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE by Yoram Bauman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2014

"Though the book's approach is entertaining, its message is nonetheless urgent."
An often amusing graphic primer about an issue the authors recognize as apocalyptically serious. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BAUMAN; by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2000

"Nonetheless, the gossip value alone should make this Leavitt's most popular book. It's also his best since his early successes, Family Dancing (1984) and The Lost Language of Cranes (1986): a cri de coeur that's intelligent, funny, and genuinely revealing."
What might almost have been Leavitt's first novel is instead the presumably autobiographical stuff of his ambitious fifth: an alternately lighthearted and turgid chronicle of a young writer's pursuit of love and fame in the New York literary world of the early 1980s. Read full book review >

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THE ICE BENEATH YOU by Christian Bauman
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A fresh, straightforward debut that strikes just the right balance between action and recollection."
A well-done land-and-waterborne version of Black Hawk Down, this about a young soldier's experience of the mission to Somalia and his painful readjustment to civilian life afterwards. Read full book review >

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THE JEWISH STATE by Yoram Hazony
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Chapter notes and bibliography attest to Hazony's wellprepared, impassioned defense for history's most defenseless people. (First serial to the New Republic; author tour)"
A history of and challenge to the Israeli antiZionist elite that threatens to deJudaize the Jewish state. Read full book review >

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MY ENEMY, MY SELF by Yoram Binur
Released: March 17, 1989

Shocking and politically explosive exposÇ that finds Israeli journalist Binur touring his homeland disguised as a Palestinian in a Mideastern version of Black Like Me. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH by Yoram Kaniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"In this lyrical account of illness and nearly dying, moments of beauty are interspersed between longer sections of cryptic obscurity."
A coma inspired this renowned writer to reflect on his life, his work, and what it means to die. Read full book review >

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BROKEN SLEEP by Bruce Bauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A big-thinking but overstuffed postmodern epic."
Secret family histories drive this hefty novel encompassing rock music, the art world, leftist politics, the long reach of the Holocaust, and more. Read full book review >

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AND THE WORD WAS by Bruce Bauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"A moving setup is followed by lugubrious musings and digressions, achieving the remarkable feat of making India dull."
With contemporary India as backdrop, this debut tale of grief and recovery follows the quest of an American doctor to rediscover meaning after the violent death of his son. Read full book review >

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JERSEY ANGEL by Beth Ann Bauman
Released: May 8, 2012

"Aided by a strong evocation of the tourist-driven rhythms of life on the Central Jersey Shore and a satisfyingly complicated, modern protagonist, this quick read will please readers looking for both nuance and heat in their beach books. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Six months in the life of a proudly sex-positive 17-year-old from the Jersey Shore (but definitely not Jersey Shore). Read full book review >

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ROSIE AND SKATE by Beth Ann Bauman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 9, 2009

"The novel expertly captures the ever-hopeful ache of adolescents longing for love, stability and certainty. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Rosie and Skate are motherless sisters in a New Jersey shore town. Read full book review >