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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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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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 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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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 >