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Ellis Shuman Writes · 2d 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 · 1W 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 · 3W 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...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1M ago

What a Typewriter Bar Mitzvah Gift and Devoted Creative Time Can Do for Your Writing

I had this conversation with author Lia Mack a number of years ago but she has just re-posted it on her new blog. In the interview, Lia stated that my "insight and inspiration for fellow wri...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1M ago

The Day I Bumped into the Prime Minister of Bulgaria

&TweetDuring the two years we lived in Bulgaria, my wife and I regularly left our home in ...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1M ago

Review of Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

&TweetThey clean. They clear tables. They wash dishes; they wash floors. They walk the streets, ride the buses. They are dark-skinned, indistinguishable, and most of them don’t speak our language. They are all around us, but we don’t acknowledge thei...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2M ago

How Bulgarians Welcome the Month of March

&TweetWalking the streets of Sofia during the month of February you come across stands sel...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2M ago

Romantic Weekend in Israel’s other Walled Old City

& TweetWe lift our glasses of champagne to toast the setting sun. The Mediterranean is g...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2M ago

Review of The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything

& TweetA middle-aged woman has been brutally murdered in her home and Inspector Avraham Avraham is called to the scene. Two clues present themselves to the inspector. The woman was the victim of a rape that he had investigated years before, and a p...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 3M ago

Valley of Thracians Now on Sale

Valley of Thracians - a suspenseful thriller set in modern day Bulgaria - is now at sale f...