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The Charlotte Jewish Newg - December 2001 - Page 9 Victoria Sackheim to Sign “The Bone Weaver” at Little Professor A Review of Her Book and Other Mini-Reviews for Wonderful Chanukah Gifts By Rita Mom! The Bone Weaver by Victoria, Zackheim, Elton-Wolf Publishing,, Seattle, Washington, \264 pp., $18.95 (paperback) Set in contemporary Los Angeles and 19th Century eastern Europe, The Bone Weaver explores the life of Mimi Zilber, a highly regarded professor strug gling to survive the death of her life-long friend, Sarah. By 'looking back into three generations of women—great-grandmother, grandmother, mother—and study ing those threads that make up her family tapestry (threads fashioned from their lives and, thus, their bones), she begins to understand the source of her isolation. Even more, Mimi is forced to confront how, by submerging herself in academia and living her dreams of marriage and motherhood through Sarah, she has managed to avoid intimacy. Victoria Zackheim, author of The Bone Weaver, will be reading from her book at the Little Professor Book Center, Park Road Shoppping Center, on Wednesday, December 12, at 7:00 PM. In My Brother’s Image by Eugene L. Pogany, Penguin Books, 375 Hudson Street, New York, N.Y., 322 pp. $14.00 (paper back) This is the story of twin broth ers separated by faith after the Holocaust. They were the author’s father and uncle who were bom in Hungary of Jewish parents but raised as devout Catholics. Pogany writes h6w the Holocaust destroyed the brothers’ close childhood bond: his father, a sur vivor of a Nazi internment camp, denounced Christianity and returned to Judaism. However, the uncle, having become a Catholic priest, was in an Italian monastic community during the war. Myths and Facts by Mitchell G. Bard. American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 2810 Blaine Dr., Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 464 pp. (includes other source materials), $9.95 (paper back) This is a revised and updated version of the classic guide to the Arab-Israeli conflict including all the events since Oslo. It also includes new maps and charts. Fragile Branches by James R. Ross, Riverhead Books, 375 Hudson St., New York, N.Y. 10014, 225 pp., $14.00 (paper back) Subtitled “Travels through the Jewish Diaspora,” it is a collection of stories about six isolated Jewish communities in India, Peru, Brazil, Israel, Uganda and Portugal. The author creates a por trait of people who currently risk their lives and.livelihoods to exist as Jews, though in some cases they have no historical links to Judaism. In Our Strange Gardens by Michel Quint, Riverhead Books, 165 pp. (Bi-lingual edition; half in original French and the other half, the English translation), $12.95 (paperback) The story of one family’s expe riences during World War II and the legacy those experiences inspired. “It is a little gem of a book, tender and funny unforget table.” — L’Express. The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel, Penguin.Books, 302 pp. $14.00 (paperback) ^ This is not a typical how-to par enting book, but something far deeper: a new way to look at the world, your life, and your family, Included in the book is a parents’ discussion guide on how to use Jewish teachings to raise self reliant children. Hitler and the Holocaust: The Hidden Story by Martin Wank, Xlibris Corporation, 331 pp., $25.00 (hardcover) or $16 (paper back) Here for the first time is a com prehensive explanation of why Hitler and the Holocaust hap pened. It traces the initial cause back to dramatic changes in the 19th century that were perceived as unjust and immoral. It Happened in Manhattan by Myma Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer, The Berkley Publishing Group, 375 Hudson St, New York, DONNA PHIPPS STOUT Magnolia and Nicoliana On view thru January 5 M I I M t L ( K O b i: N , |}'CDjwherc ^ ^ Jerald melberg Morrocroft Village Near vSouthPark Mall 704.365.3000 N.Y. 10014, 312 pp., (includes photo credits and index) Subtitled “An Oral History of Life in the City During the Mid- Twentieth Century,” it is written by the same authors of “It Happened in Brooklyn.” This book is filled with hundreds of photographs, personal interviews, etc. — a unique chronicle of life in Manhattan as seen through the eyes of those who live it. A Mountain of Blintzes look carefully, you will note each night’s reminders, which are hid den in surprising spots, that the warm lights spread far beyond the menorah. A Mountain of Blintzes by Barbara Diamond Goldin. Illustrated by Anik McGrory, Gulliver Books, 29 pp., $16.00 (hardcover) A wonderful tale about a big- hearted family preparing for Shavuot. However, the parents find that they cannot afford to make the special treat of blintzes. They discover the true meaning of cooperation. Cleverly told and beautifully illustrated, it will delight the young reader. Sophie and the Shofar by Fran Manushin. Illustrated by Rosalind Charney Kaye, UAHC Press, N.Y, 29 pp., $12.95 (hardcover) This is a New Year’s story with a new “twist.” It involves an American girl, Sophie, and her Russian cousin. Sasha, who has moved next door to her. She teach es him about how to celebrate the New Year. It is also a funny tale of a missing Shofar. Daughters of Fire by Fran Manushin. Illustrated by Uri Shulevitz, Harcourt, Inc., 71 pp., $20.00 (hardcover) This heavily illustrated book is about the heroines of the Bible: Eve, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel, the women of the Exodus, the women in the wilderness, Deborah and Yael, Hannah, Ruth and Naomi, and Queen Esther. The story is geared more for 5th- 7th graders. Children's Books Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael J. Rosen. Illustrated by Melissa Iwai, Gulliver Books/Harcourt, Inc., 525 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101, 22 pp., $16.00 (hardcover) An ideal book for young boys and girls. Beautifully illustrated, it is about a boy and his sister as they celebrate Chanukah. If you 5713 Ballinard Lane, Unit 5713 Keswick at Piper Glen G orgeous 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath end unit townhouse with master bedroom on main floor. Stunning kitchen featuring black granite countertops, cherry cabinets, island cooktop and double ovens. Soaring ceiling in both dining room and living room with granite surround fireplace. 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