Review: My Real Name is Hanna

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"I am listening at the top of the stairs again. I feel sick to my stomach. Scared. War is coming closer. People I have seen who walked on our roads are being murdered. Proof that Jews are being lied to. There are no safe camps or ghettoes any longer. Blood pounds in my ears. My head hurts…I dream of guns firing and water splashing." Excerpt from Ta...
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"I thoroughly enjoyed this book"

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Steph's book blog is a lovely place for bookworms to hang out. It's brimming with hundreds of book reviews and new ones are added all the time.  Fortunately, blog owner Stephanie Rothwell is a history buff, so I was delighted when she agreed to read White Zion.  Steph's Review With thanks to the author for the copy received. I read t...
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Review of Thaddeus Rutkowski's reissued flash fiction novel: Haywire

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By Gila Green About seven years ago, I was asked to write a paid blog post about a twitter novel and Twitterature in general that was sure to come and stampede over the novel structure most of us are familiar with. While I recall thinking how much I liked the idea of challenging the current novel format, (not to discard it but t...
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"Incredibly Powerful" --Reader Review, King of the Class

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 King of the Class is incredibly powerful.  Amazing! I would like to request a sequel: Elyakim realizes that Jordana's marriage effectively removes her from his personal life. (I leave it to your inimitable skills to pull that one off convincingly — because of what he has been through, etc.) Halachically (my edit: According to J...
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Children's Book Review: Who Stole the Cookies?

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​Today I'm reviewing author Margo Dill's children's book. Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this review. A copy was given to me courtesy of the author.  Title:  Maggie Mae, Detective Extraordinaire Subtitle: The Case of the Missing Cookies Author: Margo Dill Illustrator: Jack Foster Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Sain...
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Thrilled to share this five-star review of No Entry

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 Thank you Kathy Hauswirth for your review of No Entry on your beautiful site: First Person Naturalist. No Entry: Fictional Teen, Very Real Eco Issues There's a continuing trend here at First Person Naturalist–publishers sending me nature/enviro-themed books to read and review. No Entry from Gila Green at Stormbird Press is the first Youn...
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Book Review: Castle of Concrete

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Note: I was delighted to receive a free copy of this novel in the mail from the author. I'm a fan of historical fiction, so I was delighted to receive a copy of author Katia Raina's debut novel Castle of Concrete.  I enjoy an introduction to new authors and it so happens I'm working on another project that has to do with the Soviet Union, so t...
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Dr Margi Prideaux – Book review No Entry by Gila Green

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No Entry is welcome novel, imbued with well-researched passion. Set in South Africa's famous, breathtaking Kruger National Park, YA and adult readers alike will enjoy the joys and sorrows of teenager, Yael Amar, who signs on to an elephant conservation program and comes face to face with violence, greed, murder, and the taste of a very real danger ...
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The power of change in The Naked Knitting Club by Janet Groom

The power of change in The Naked Knitting Club by Janet Groom
  Disclaimer: I received a free PDF of this novel courtesy of the author and was not in any way paid for this review. "I wonder what will happen this year…my life is so bloody boring. I need something to change. I want some excitement. I want adventure. Perhaps I need to learn to say 'yes' to more things and to get past my fears. After all, I'...
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Book Review: A Story of Jewish Experience in Mississippi

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Title: A Story of Jewish Experience in Mississippi Author: Leon Waldoff Publisher: Academic Studies Press, Brighton MA. Disclaimer: I was offered and accepted a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher. I was not paid to write this review. Excerpt: "It was the bombing of the synagogue in Jackson on the night of September 18, 1967, that woul...
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No Entry

No Entry

In No Entry, Canadian teenager, Yael Amar, signs on to an elephant conservation program and ends up coming face to face with violence, greed, and murder and the taste of a very real danger for all of us: elephant extinction.

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White Zion

White Zion

White Zion is a novel in stories forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press (April 2019). The novel takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada...

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Passport Control

Passport Control

Miriam Gil knows little about Israel. Her father won’t talk about his life there or the brother he left behind when he came to Canada. Hurt and angry when he tells her to move out to make room for his new girlfriend, she enrolls in an Israeli university. She falls in love with Guy... 

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King of the Class

King of the Class

Eve and Manny are engaged in post-civil war Israel, but Manny has a secret: he’s falling in love with his religious roots and turning his back on moral relativism. As their wedding date approaches...

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