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Book review: The Diamond Setter by Moshe Sakal

March 21, 2018


“… well written, masterfully translated by Jessica Cohen, and rewards rereading.”  — From my review of The Diamond Setter by Moshe Sakal in New York Journal of Books

Book review: The Ruined House by Ruby Namdar

February 4, 2018


“One of the lessons this complicated book conveys is how difficult it is to achieve the golden mean, balancing a serious writer’s need for solitude to reduce distractions with the need to stay connected and involved with one’s family and loved ones on the one hand, and integrating knowledge and appreciation for global culture with […]

Books: in David Grand’s Mount Terminus both protagonist and Los Angeles come of age

April 7, 2014


 “David Grand’s third novel, Mount Terminus, is written in luscious, erudite prose so dense his readers have no choice but to read it slowly.” — from my review of Mount Terminus by David Grand on New York Journal of Books. Additional remarks that appeared in a different and now defunct publication begin with the next paragraph. […]

Who Will Die Last: Stories of Life in Israel | New York Journal of Books

August 8, 2013


“David Ehrlich’s short stories, some of which describe the lives of both openly identified and closeted Israeli gay men, are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and sometimes both.” Read my review on New York Journal of Books and my additional remarks on examiner. Who Will Die Last author David Ehrlich

Jacob’s Folly | New York Journal of Books

July 3, 2013


Read my review of Jacob’s Folly on New York Journal of Books. I continue my discussion of the novel’s theme of assimilation in an Examiner article. Jacob’s Folly author Rebecca Miller

Rockaway: A Novel | New York Journal of Books

June 11, 2013


My review of Tara Ison’s new novel Rockaway | New York Journal of Books See my additional remarks on

NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS: David Cooper’s review of The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia

April 15, 2010


My review of The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia has been posted on