Author: Ari Shavit (Spiegel and Grau/Random House, New York, 2013) Reviewed by Doris Friedensohn Ari Shavit, the left-wing Israeli journalist, is an uncommonly brave writer. In My Promised Land (2013), […]
Ethical Culture Review of Books
Welcome to the Ethical Culture Review of Books, reviews written by members and friends of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County and, we hope soon, by members and friends of Ethical Culture societies nationwide. We invite your comments on any review.
We also invite original reviews, not yet published, of current books for consideration. For details and a copy of the author guidelines, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editorial Board: Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County members Marc Bernstein, who is also former archivist for the American Ethical Union; Joseph Chuman, leader of the Society, and Theresa Forsman.
Author: Rod Dreher (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, 2013) Reviewed by Theresa Forsman The author, Rod Dreher, and his sister, Ruthie, grew up in Starhill, Louisiana, a tiny community […]
Author: Andrew Solomon (Scribner’s, New York, 2012) Reviewed by Doris Friedensohn Andrew Solomon is an exponent of “revolutionary love against the odds.” It is the animating subtext of Far From […]
Author: Helaine Olen (Portfolio/Penguin Group, 2012) Reviewed by Theresa Forsman In the late 1940s, the first years of the Baby Boom, the number of workers covered by a traditional, employer-managed […]
Author: Amy Wilentz (Simon & Schuster, 2013) Reviewed by Doris Friedensohn How do we view people in conditions of abject poverty and powerlessness? In circumstances of catastrophic loss when […]
Author: Christopher Hitchens (2012, Twelve, Hachette Book Group) Reviewed by Theresa Forsman Christopher Hitchens took on death much the same way he took on life—with an unsparing, combative […]