Reviews

"An Interesting, Intense and Unforgettable Read"

March 30, 2015

“The tragic story…makes for an interesting, intense and unforgettable read.”

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"Minnie's Commentary Will Resonate with the Reader"

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.

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"As Haunting as It Is Entertaining" KIRKUS on PRAYERS FOR THE LIVING

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.

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KIRKUS Notes Jessamyn Hope's Debut Novel

March 25, 2015

The reviewer opines that “this solid novel achieves its strongest moments of emotional resonance in the presence of its older female characters.”

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"Fresh Ground in this Terrorist Thriller"

March 25, 2015

Regarding The Book of StoneKirkus notes that “Papernick (The Ascent of Eli Israel, 2002, etc.) plows fresh ground in this terrorist thriller….”

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"An Ambitious Tale of the American Nightmare"

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.

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A Story "Mixed with Humor and Hardship": New Review of PRAYERS FOR THE LIVING

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.

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SHELF AWARENESS on "the Powerful Saga of a Rabbi Turned Businessman's Rise and Spectacular Fall"

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.

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PRAYERS FOR THE LIVING: "Fascinating Account of a Family in Turmoil"

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.

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SUSPENSE MAGAZINE Explains Why COMPULSION "Has Stood the Test of Time"

March 4, 2015

“With a Foreword written by Marcia Clark, this re-released classic is an unforgettable, heart-wrenching story of murder.”

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