Golem Girl

Golem Girl
Author: Riva Lehrer
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1984820311
ISBN 13: 9781984820310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golem Girl Book Review:

The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies “Golem Girl is luminous; a profound portrait of the artist as a young—and mature—woman; an unflinching social history of disability over the last six decades; and a hymn to life, love, family, and spirit.”—David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures? In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents and doctors are determined to "fix" her, sending the message over and over again that she is broken. That she will never have a job, a romantic relationship, or an independent life. Enduring countless medical interventions, Riva tries her best to be a good girl and a good patient in the quest to be cured. Everything changes when, as an adult, Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Their work is daring, edgy, funny, and dark—it rejects tropes that define disabled people as pathetic, frightening, or worthless. They insist that disability is an opportunity for creativity and resistance. Emboldened, Riva asks if she can paint their portraits—inventing an intimate and collaborative process that will transform the way she sees herself, others, and the world. Each portrait story begins to transform the myths she’s been told her whole life about her body, her sexuality, and other measures of normal. Written with the vivid, cinematic prose of a visual artist, and the love and playfulness that defines all of Riva's work, Golem Girl is an extraordinary story of tenacity and creativity. With the author's magnificent portraits featured throughout, this memoir invites us to stretch ourselves toward a world where bodies flow between all possible forms of what it is to be human. “Not your typical memoir about ‘what it’s like to be disabled in a non-disabled world’ . . . Lehrer tells her stories about becoming the monster she was always meant to be: glorious, defiant, unbound, and voracious. Read it!”—Alice Wong, founder and director, Disability Visibility Project

Golem Girl

Golem Girl
Author: Riva Lehrer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0349014809
ISBN 13: 9780349014807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golem Girl Book Review:

'A hymn to life, love, family, and spirit' DAVID MITCHELL, author of Cloud Atlas The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies. ***WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE*** In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. She endures endless medical procedures and is told she will never have a job, a romantic relationship or an independent life. But everything changes when as an adult Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Their work is daring, edgy, funny, and dark, and it rejects tropes that define disabled people as pathetic, frightening or worthless, instead insisting that disability is an opportunity for creativity and resistance. Riva begins to paint their portraits - and her art begins to transform the myths she's been told her whole life about her body, her sexuality, and other measures of normal. 'A brilliant book, full of strangeness, beauty, and wonder' Audrey Niffenegger 'Wonderful. An ode to art and the beauty of disability' Cerrie Burnell 'Stunning' Alison Bechdel ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD***

The Golem and the Djinni

The Golem and the Djinni
Author: Helene Wecker
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 0007480180
ISBN 13: 9780007480180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golem and the Djinni Book Review:

‘One of only two novels I've ever loved whose main characters are not human’ BARBARA KINGSOLVER For fans of The Essex Serpent and The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock. ‘By far my favourite book of of the year’ Guardian

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl
Author: Mike Mignola,Christopher Golden
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 1466807911
ISBN 13: 9781466807914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl Book Review:

In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. In Joe Golem and the Copper Girl, hard-nosed private detective Joe Golem and his employer are faced with one of their strangest cases yet. When a young mother named Rachael Blum arrives on their doorstep, frantic about the bizarre changes in her daughter's appearance and the terrible dreams plaguing the girl, it's up to Joe to separate nightmare from reality. But Joe Golem knows better than anyone that sometimes, the two are one and the same.

The World That We Knew

The World That We Knew
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1501137581
ISBN 13: 9781501137587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World That We Knew Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL On the brink of World War II, with the Nazis tightening their grip on Berlin, a mother’s act of courage and love offers her daughter a chance of survival. “[A] hymn to the power of resistance, perseverance, and enduring love in dark times…gravely beautiful…Hoffman the storyteller continues to dazzle.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW At the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. Her desperation leads her to Ettie, the daughter of a rabbi whose years spent eavesdropping on her father enables her to create a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Hanni’s daughter, Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked. What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never-ending.

Sex and Disability

Sex and Disability
Author: Robert McRuer,Anna Mollow
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2012-01-04
ISBN 10: 0822351544
ISBN 13: 9780822351542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Disability Book Review:

This collection brings together scholars and artists in disability studies, sexuality, queer theory, and feminism, to show how much sexuality studies and disability studies have to learn from each other.

Sweep The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Sweep  The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Author: Jonathan Auxier
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 0735264368
ISBN 13: 9780735264366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweep The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Book Review:

A brand-new novel by one of today's most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heart-rending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and hope. For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on "climbing boys"--orphans owned by chimney sweeps--to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless and brutally dangerous. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived--and a girl. With her wits and will, she's managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again. But when Nan gets stuck in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature--a golem--made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire. Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a life together--saving one another in the process.

The Puttermesser Papers

The Puttermesser Papers
Author: Cynthia Ozick
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0679777393
ISBN 13: 9780679777397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Puttermesser Papers Book Review:

Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, a finalist for the National Book Award traces the adventurous fantasy life of a bookish spinster and New York civil servant. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Golem and the Dragon Girl

The Golem and the Dragon Girl
Author: Sonia Levitin
Publsiher: Fawcett
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1994-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780449704417
ISBN 13: 0449704416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golem and the Dragon Girl Book Review:

When Jonathan's family buys Laurel's house, the Jewish boy and Chinese American girl gradually become friends as they deal with ancestral spirits and changing family relationships.

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees
Author: Lawrence Weschler
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0520256093
ISBN 13: 9780520256095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees Book Review:

"Robert Irwin, perhaps the most influential of the California artists, moved from his beginnings in abstract expressionism through successive shifts in style and sensibility, into a new aesthetic territory altogether, one where philosophical concepts of perception and the world interact. Weschler has charted the journey with exceptional clarity and cogency. He has also, in the process, provided what seems to me the best running history of postwar West Coast art that I have yet seen."—Calvin Tomkins

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty
Author: Rebekah Taussig
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 0062936816
ISBN 13: 9780062936813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sitting Pretty Book Review:

A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), inspirational (Helen Keller), or angelic (Forrest Gump). None of this felt right; and as she got older, she longed for more stories that allowed disability to be complex and ordinary, uncomfortable and fine, painful and fulfilling. Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn’t fit, Rebekah reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life. Disability affects all of us, directly or indirectly, at one point or another. By exploring this truth in poignant and lyrical essays, Taussig illustrates the need for more stories and more voices to understand the diversity of humanity. Sitting Pretty challenges us as a society to be patient and vigilant, practical and imaginative, kind and relentless, as we set to work to write an entirely different story.

Golem Girl

Golem Girl
Author: Riva Lehrer
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 198482032X
ISBN 13: 9781984820327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golem Girl Book Review:

The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies “Golem Girl is luminous; a profound portrait of the artist as a young—and mature—woman; an unflinching social history of disability over the last six decades; and a hymn to life, love, family, and spirit.”—David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures? In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents and doctors are determined to "fix" her, sending the message over and over again that she is broken. That she will never have a job, a romantic relationship, or an independent life. Enduring countless medical interventions, Riva tries her best to be a good girl and a good patient in the quest to be cured. Everything changes when, as an adult, Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Their work is daring, edgy, funny, and dark—it rejects tropes that define disabled people as pathetic, frightening, or worthless. They insist that disability is an opportunity for creativity and resistance. Emboldened, Riva asks if she can paint their portraits—inventing an intimate and collaborative process that will transform the way she sees herself, others, and the world. Each portrait story begins to transform the myths she’s been told her whole life about her body, her sexuality, and other measures of normal. Written with the vivid, cinematic prose of a visual artist, and the love and playfulness that defines all of Riva's work, Golem Girl is an extraordinary story of tenacity and creativity. With the author's magnificent portraits featured throughout, this memoir invites us to stretch ourselves toward a world where bodies flow between all possible forms of what it is to be human. “Not your typical memoir about ‘what it’s like to be disabled in a non-disabled world’ . . . Lehrer tells her stories about becoming the monster she was always meant to be: glorious, defiant, unbound, and voracious. Read it!”—Alice Wong, founder and director, Disability Visibility Project

JORDAN AND THE DREADFUL GOLEM

JORDAN AND THE DREADFUL GOLEM
Author: Karen Goldman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780983868545
ISBN 13: 0983868549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

JORDAN AND THE DREADFUL GOLEM Book Review:

On Monsters

On Monsters
Author: Stephen T. Asma
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 0199798095
ISBN 13: 9780199798094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Monsters Book Review:

Follows the evolution of monsters throughout time from Behemoth and Leviathan to the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow, in order to understand the mysterious territory outside of rational thought.

The Eye of the Stone

The Eye of the Stone
Author: Tom Birdseye
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN 10: 1497645905
ISBN 13: 9781497645905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eye of the Stone Book Review:

When Jackson Cooper is suddenly sucked into another world, he must find the courage to fight an evil monster before it destroys everything in its path! Even on his birthday, nothing is going right for Jackson Cooper. His friends think he’s a wimp for not biking down a steep hill, and his father, who’s always in a bad mood since he lost his job, is acting weirder than normal. To top it off, Jackson has to babysit his little sister. The year is off to a rough start. To take his mind off his bad luck, Jackson decides to go on a walk through the woods but gets caught in a storm. While taking shelter in a nearby cave, Jackson pulls a peculiar stone from the wall—and is suddenly transported to another world! The inhabitants of this strange new place called Timmra believe that Jackson is the chosen one, a promised gift from their god to protect them from a beast bent on ending the universe. But can Jackson overcome his fears in time to save the Timmrans, or is he truly the wimp his friends think he is?

Joe Golem and the Drowning City

Joe Golem and the Drowning City
Author: Mike Mignola,Christopher Golden
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1429940794
ISBN 13: 9781429940795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joe Golem and the Drowning City Book Review:

In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. Fifty years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance. Among them are fourteen-year-old Molly McHugh and her friend and employer, Felix Orlov. Once upon a time Orlov the Conjuror was a celebrated stage magician, but now he is an old man, a psychic medium, contacting the spirits of the departed for the grieving loved ones left behind. When a seance goes horribly wrong, Felix Orlov is abducted by strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits, and Molly soon finds herself on the run. Her flight will lead her into the company of a mysterious man, and his stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem, whose own past is a mystery to him, but who walks his own dreams as a man of stone and clay, brought to life for the sole purpose of hunting witches.

The Golem of Prague

The Golem of Prague
Author: Irene Cohen-Janca
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 9781554518883
ISBN 13: 1554518881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golem of Prague Book Review:

The legend of the Golem dates back to the 1500s when the Jews of Prague were being viciously persecuted. Their spiritual leader, Rabbi Loew, also known as The Maharal of Prague, created a formidable creature out of clay whose mission it was to protect the Jews of the city. This beautiful picture book with its lyrical text and evocative illustrations, retells the story of the Golem through the eyes of a young boy, Frantz. Despite warnings to never enter the attic in the synagogue, Frantz climbs up. There, he is transported back to the time when the Golem was created, and eventually destroyed. A blend of mysticism, the supernatural, and even romance makes this a haunting picture book for children ages 8 to 12.

Golden Girl

Golden Girl
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 0316256668
ISBN 13: 9780316256667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golden Girl Book Review:

In this #1 bestselling page-turner from "the queen of beach reads" (New York Magazine), a Nantucket novelist has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl. On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of thirteen beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging near her home on Nantucket. She ascends to the Beyond where she's assigned to a Person named Martha, who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. Vivi also is granted three “nudges” to change the outcome of events on earth, and with her daughter Willa on her third miscarriage, Carson partying until all hours, and Leo currently “off again” with his high-maintenance girlfriend, she’ll have to think carefully where to use them. From the Beyond, Vivi watches “The Chief” Ed Kapenash investigate her death, but her greatest worry is her final book, which contains a secret from her own youth that could be disastrous for her reputation. But when hidden truths come to light, Vivi’s family will have to sort out their past and present mistakes—with or without a nudge of help from above—while Vivi finally lets them grow without her. With all of Elin’s trademark beach scenes, mouth-watering meals, and picture-perfect homes, plus a heartfelt message—the people we lose never really leave us—Golden Girl is a beach book unlike any other.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay with bonus content

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier   Clay  with bonus content
Author: Michael Chabon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN 10: 0812993675
ISBN 13: 9780812993677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay with bonus content Book Review:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic, beloved novel of two boy geniuses dreaming up superheroes in New York’s Golden Age of comics, now with special bonus material by the author—soon to be a Showtime limited series “It's absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal—smart, funny, and a continual pleasure to read.”—The Washington Post Book World Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly • Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award

Golem in the Gears

Golem in the Gears
Author: Piers Anthony
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2002-03-26
ISBN 10: 0345454383
ISBN 13: 9780345454386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golem in the Gears Book Review:

A golem to the rescue! Grundy Golem was the size of an inconsequence, and nobody had any respect for him—including Grundy! To prove himself, he volunteered to ride the Monster Under the Bed to the Ivory Tower to find little Ivy’s long-lost dragon, Stanley Steamer. After many adventures, he reached the Tower, to learn that the evil Sea Hag kept lovely Rapunzel imprisoned there, her body destined to be used to maintain the witch’s immortality. Grundy managed to free the damsel, and they fled together. As the descendant of Jordan the Barbarian and Bluebell Elf, Rapunzel could become any size, even that of any Golem’s dreamgirl. But Grundy knew she was surely fated for someone better than he. Besides, the Sea Hag still pursued them to destroy him and get her back. And he still hadn’t found Stanley Steamer.