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Ellis Shuman Writes · 4d ago

Review of ‘Men Without Women’ by Haruki Murakami

& TweetHaruki Murakami. Need I say more? Okay, I will. It’s no secret that I’m an avid rea...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1w ago

Interviewed by Bulgarians in Detroit

&TweetRecently I was contacted by Daniela Natcheva, editor of the electronic newsletter, B...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2W ago

The American Israeli Who Writes About Bulgaria

&TweetIn July 2016, an interview with me appeared on the Foreigners and Friends website. The website was run by my friend Imanuel Marcus and has since merged with The Sofia Globe. The interv...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 4W ago

Why Israelis Think Gal Gadot Is Wonderful

& TweetDiana, princess of the Amazons and trained to be an unconquerable warrior, leaves a...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1M ago

Review of A ‘Horse Walks into a Bar’ by David Grossman

& TweetA man walks into a nightclub. The man has been invited to see the stand-up routine of a well-known, slightly past-his-prime comedian. Sitting down for the performance the man expects an evening of comedy, jokes, one-liners, humorous anecdotes ...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1M ago

Ionia Martin Reviews 'Valley of Thracians'

& TweetThis review was posted on the Readful Things Blog in 2013. It was one of the very f...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1M ago

A Pilgrimage to Bulgaria’s Rila Monastery

& TweetNestled in mountain forests an hour and a half south of Sofia, the Rila Monastery i...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2M ago

Review of What to Do About the Solomons by Bethany Ball

&TweetThe first thing you’ll notice when opening the pages of What to Do About the Solomons by Bethany Ball (Atlantic Monthly Press, April 2017) is the Solomon family tree. You may end up referring to this tree frequently as one character after anoth...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2M ago

The Magnificent Bahá'í Gardens of Akko, Israel

& TweetOn the slopes of Mt. Carmel, overlooking Haifa Bay, is a small, but very impressive...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2M ago

Recent Reads April 2017 Edition

It’s early morning and the train pulls out of the station. I’m on my way to work, but first I make myself comfortable. I take my tablet out of my backpack and load the latest novel I’ve been...