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Baking for Bookworms: Oatmeal Cookies from The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick’s book is a veritable treasure trove of unique Baking for Bookworms worthy dishes. It’s not that there’s such an amazing number of dishes mentioned, but the ones in the book are just such a far cry from eggs and toast. 561 more words

Baking For Bookworms

Women Writers Reading Challenge #28: The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick

Some books rush by, leaving little impression. Others linger, force you to examine them a bit more slowly. Cynthia Ozick’s book demands this consideration. It somehow manages to be a recounting of the most mundane and the most fantastic and surreal, where golems are mentioned in the same breath as city corruption and Russian immigration. 192 more words

Reading Challenge

Cynthia Ozick, The Puttermesser Papers

The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I decided to start reading Ozick in earnest—and see my review of her last essay collection… 2,019 more words

Book Reviews

Cynthia Ozick, The Din in the Head

The Din in the Head by Cynthia Ozick

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This 2006 essay collection begins with an appreciation of Susan Sontag, who had died in 2004. 1,983 more words

Book Reviews

'The Shawl' by Cynthia Ozick

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 1981

The magic trick:

Transporting the reader into an extraordinary historical setting through the universality of human experience

I remember reading this story in a Short Fiction class during my sophomore year of college. 445 more words


Quotable Women ~ February 26th

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”

~ Cynthia Ozick, b. 1928, American-Jewish Short Story Writer, Novelist, & Essayist


Adaptation. (2002)

I have no idea who Charlie Kaufman is. I’m aware that he’s a screenwriter, that for a while he was known mostly as “the Being John Malkovich… 799 more words

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