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Book review: Muck by Dror Burstein

January 24, 2019

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“… readers will enjoy this funny, imaginative, and handsomely crafted novel first and foremost as a memorable work of literature, and as such it deserves to reach a wide audience.” — From my review of Muck by Dror Burstein in New York Journal of Books

Jewish books: in Max’s Diamonds family secrets stalk its ambitious protagonist

May 30, 2016

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“Max’s Diamonds, Jay Greenfield’s debut novel published last week by New York publisher Chickadee Prince Books, is a guilty pleasure, a book I enjoyed and could barely put down for its suspenseful serpentine plot despite its pedestrian and occasionally heavy-handed prose.” — From my examiner article (starting in the next paragraph). Also see my New […]

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. Read that review first. Additional remarks that appeared in a different and now defunct publication begin with the next paragraph. Jewish books: Gyorgy Spiro’s Captivity portrays First Century Roman Jewry Was there ever an era like the current one when Jews […]

2012 National Jewish Book Award Winners – New York NY | Examiner.com

February 1, 2013

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via examiner.com The Jewish Book Council’s 2012 book of the year is not one book but three: the three volume box set City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York published last September by New York University Press.

2011 Jewish fiction and poetry books

January 2, 2012

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2011 Jewish fiction and poetry books   (a list of Jewish fiction and poetry books I reviewed in the past year).   New York Journal of Books In my other gig I write book reviews for New York Journal of Books; here is a list of Jewish fiction and poetry books I reviewed in the past year […]