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"I'm going to reread it on the plane to Hong Kong. Looking forward to it. "
Don and 4 other people liked Ludo Spinella's review of The Mermaid of Brooklyn:
The Mermaid of Brooklyn by Amy Shearn
" [Advance Reader's Copy]

A confession. It took me a while to get to reading this, happy as I was to receive a copy of it. What did I, a childless male, really expect to get out of a book about a jilted Brooklynite mother? It sat forgotten at the bot... " Read more of this review »
"Can't wait to read it... "
Don said "yes" to attending "My First Time" debut authors panel
date: September 14, 2008 10:00AM
location: Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY, The United States
description: I'm so excited to be reading with the accomplished authors Hannah Tinti and Toby Barlow!
Don said: I'll be there. Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Where there's a cop beating up a guy, I'll be there.
OK, I won't be th...more
"I read an advance copy..
Poetic, funny, tale well told.....
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Biblical Literacy by Joseph Telushkin
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This book is a good way to get a synopsis of the Torah, the prophets, and the writings. It also inspired me to launch yet another blog.

in which I list a commandment a day as highlighted in the back of Rabbi Telushkin's bo...more
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How Far Is the Ocean from Here by Amy Shearn
How Far Is the Ocean from Here
by Amy Shearn (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: everyone
read in May, 2008
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I read an advance copy. To be honest, I am not usually a literary fiction reader. My choices tend towards non-fiction politics, history, Judaica and detective/thriller types. However, due to personal connections, I received a copy of "Ocean."
It's a g...more
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Jesus and Yahweh by Harold Bloom
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Extremely well versed in bible, Shakespeare, Milton, Freud, and the Western Canon...then this is a fun read.
I strained to follow his train of thought but worth the effort.
"Did you ever read the Foundation Trilogy? I remember it was awesome but then it was during "those"years. If you get my meaning...if you catch my drift...more "
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