Search Results: "Zev Chafets"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"Amusing, sardonic and convincing."
Major League Baseball's most sacred shrine undergoes what its guardians have often sought to avoid—a critical analysis. Read full book review >

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ROGER AILES by Zev Chafets
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"No matter where readers are on the political spectrum, this light biography is a tantalizing look into the life of a man who altered the TV-news landscape."
A chatty look into the life and motivations of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Read full book review >

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HANG TIME by Zev Chafets
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 1996

"A lively, suspenseful tale that reckons the true price of tribal animosities, religious fanaticism, and Realpolitik."
In a notably cynical, well-plotted thriller from Chafets (The Bookmakers, 1995, etc.), the kidnapping of three American basketball luminaries on a goodwill tour of Israel triggers a series of world-shaking events. Read full book review >

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THE PROJECT by Zev Chafets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 1997

"Another hugely entertaining tale from Chafets."
, the reactionary governor of a Sunbelt state, out of the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE BUILDER by Zev Chafets
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"In 2001, Eckstein self-published a fictionalized autobiography; here, Chafets furthers the rabbi's efforts to publicize and burnish his image."
Celebrating a controversial rabbi's life. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKMAKERS by Zev Chafets
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"A lively plot-driven romp."
An amusing send-up of the publishing business that mixes together an allegedly washed-up novelist, an ex-priest turned literary agent, some intrigue in Michigan, and a hit man who's a midget. Read full book review >

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INHERIT THE MOB by Zev Chafets
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

Hilarious first novel and sendup of the Mafia, by the author of Devil's Night (1990), Members of the Tribe (1988), etc. Foreign correspondent and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner William Gordon (real name ``Velvel'' Grossman to his Jewish family) comes home for a respite as a columnist on the Tribune, pursues his bisexual but largely lesbian movie-star girlfriend Jupiter Evans, and finds himself the main inheritor of his late uncle Max, a Jewish mobster whose ties to the Mafia go back 50 years. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF ZEV by Marilyn Ida Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"What this tale needs aren't references to films, biblical passages or philosophic babble but relevant, interesting characters, believable dialogue and an intelligent plot that doesn't rely on coincidences."
A strange brew of characters converges to save the world in a story about two Jews suffering from religious crises and finding answers once they cross paths. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A writer so established in the publishing world still would have benefited from better editing and translation."
Noteworthy but unremarkable as Holocaust memoirs go. Read full book review >

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I'M RICH! by Zev Lewinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A solid twist on the genie story that reinforces the importance of family over material things."
A frustrated genie can't fulfill the wish of an "already rich" man in this picture book from Lewinson (What Do You Call It?, 2016, etc.), illustrated by Nailon (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHAT DO YOU CALL IT? by Zev Lewinson
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A lovely, comforting, and wide-reaching tale about finding similarities in children regardless of their cultures, marred by some strange choices in language presentation and the ages of its cast.

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Children around the world may speak different languages, but pacifiers remain a cross-cultural item, according to this tale for toddlers. Read full book review >