March 30, 2015
“This is a family saga in which the family members stumble, but Minnie’s commentary will resonate with the reader.”
Read the rest of Sandee Brawarsky’s review in Jewish Woman magazine.
March 25, 2015
“At its best, this story of a Jewish immigrant family tested by fate is as haunting as it is entertaining and as fresh as it was when it was first published nearly 30 years ago.”
Read the full review on the Kirkus website.
March 24, 2015
“You have heard Alan Cheuse review books on National Public Radio and read his reviews in this newspaper. He has published novels and short stories. Now Fig Tree, a new independent press devoted to fiction about the American Jewish experience, has embraced his affecting multigenerational novel Prayers for the Living.”
Read Anne Morris’s full review for The Dallas Morning News online.
March 6, 2015
“The story of Minnie, Manny, Maby, and Sarah is one mixed with humor and hardship, a curious Jewish American immigrant family and how they individually deal with tragedy.”
Read the full review by Jamie Wendt on the Jewish Book Council’s website.
March 6, 2015
“If this morally complex saga of one man’s rise and spectacular fall in late 20th century America is typical of the quality of the publisher’s titles, its future is promising.”
Read the full Shelf Awareness review by Harvey Freedenberg online.
March 5, 2015
In a review for Washington Jewish Week, Aaron Leibel summarizes Alan Cheuse’s Prayers for the Living as a “fascinating account of a family in turmoil” (and reminds the local community of an upcoming reading at Politics & Prose bookstore).
Read the full review online.
March 4, 2015
“With a Foreword written by Marcia Clark, this re-released classic is an unforgettable, heart-wrenching story of murder.”