My poetry book Glued To The Sky is now an audiobook

May 11, 2016

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My poetry book Glued To The Sky is now also an audiobook. Glued To The Sky includes both narrative and lyric poems concerning group identity and gender issues in a wide variety of forms. Glued To The Sky was published by PulpBits in 2003. Sadly, PulpBits went out of business in 2007. An ebook version of Glued […]

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Books: Charles Bock and Jennifer S. Brown portray Manhattan in earlier eras

May 10, 2016

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  “At first glance two historical novels published last week have little in common. Where Charles Bock’s second novel Alice and Oliver is a starkly realistic and unflinching portrait of a marriage undergoing trial by health crisis in 1990s New York, Jennifer S. Brown’s debut novel Modern Girls, on the other hand, is a warm, heimisheh […]

Jewish books: Fishman and Tsabari explore home and displacement in new fiction

March 25, 2016

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In my examiner article I write: “Two fiction books published this month explore what home means for two distinct waves of recent immigrants. Boris Fishman continues to relate the experiences of Russian speaking Jews who immigrated to America in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s in his second novel Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo, and […]

Israeli books: Youval Shimoni’s experimental post-modern fiction classic A Room

March 24, 2016

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In my New York Journal of Books review of Youval Shimoni‘s A Room I write: “A Room is strongly recommended to readers of post-modern and experimental fiction who enjoy stream of consciousness narratives and who are willing to delve deeper than a thin plot’s surface level.” See my examiner article for additional excerpts from the […]

Jewish books: Gyorgy Spiro’s Captivity portrays First Century Roman Jewry

December 31, 2015

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  My review of Captivity by György Spiró appears in New York Journal of Books. Additional remarks about the novel and its historical background are found in my examiner article.

91 year old William Gass’ prose is still gorgeous in Eyes: Novellas and Stories

November 5, 2015

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My review of William Gass’ new book of short fiction appears in New York Journal of Books. For a longer excerpt from the book and additional biographical info about Gass see my examiner.com article. a book review by David Cooper: Eyes: Novellas and Storie… Eyes: Novellas and Stories by William H. Gaas book review. Click to read the […]

Israeli books: Ronit Matalon’s autobiographic novel The Sound of Our Steps

August 4, 2015

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“A fictional and more literary tale of an Egyptian Jewish family’s diminished circumstances after immigrating to Israel is The Sound of Our Steps by Ronit Matalon, a novel published today in Dalya Bilu’s English translation by Metropolitan Books. In my New York Journal of Books review I praise it as a ‘beautifully written and skillfully translated book that rewards rereading.’” — from […]

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