"Replete with beauty and heartbreak": FOREWORD REVIEWS on PRAYERS FOR THE LIVING

February 27, 2015

Prayers for the Living troubles notions of righteousness and forgiveness, madness, and fate, providing no easy answers while still leaving readers feeling edified. Cheuse’s is a challenging and intelligent novel, replete with beauty and heartbreak, and perhaps even containing a measure of redemption.”

Read Michelle Anne Schingler’s complete review for Foreword Reviews online.

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Jewish Year

"Acclaimed roman à clef" that "holds up as a landmark legal thriller": PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on COMPULSION

February 26, 2015

“The horrific murder in 1924 of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb inspired this acclaimed roman à clef, originally published in 1956.”

Read the rest of the review on the Publishers Weekly website.

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Booklist Jewish Year


January 12, 2015

“Cheuse’s complex approach to storytelling via conversations, letters, and prayers is so much bigger than a typical narrative, as is this provocative story.”

Read more from Danise Hoover’s review for Booklist Online.

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"Essential" Reading

December 10, 2014

“Libraries, especially in communities with large Jewish populations, will find this book essential.”

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