Golem Girl by Riva Lehrer

Golem Girl
  • Author : Riva Lehrer
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Categories : Artists with disabilities
  • ISBN : 9781984820303
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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 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.

Golem Girl by Riva Lehrer

Golem Girl
  • Author : Riva Lehrer
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781984820310
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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 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 me

Golem Girl by Riva Lehrer

Golem Girl
  • Author : Riva Lehrer
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780349014807
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'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. 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. 'Riva Lehrer is a great artist and a great storyteller. This is a brilliant book, full of strangeness, beauty, and wonder' AUDREY NIFFENEGGER

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl by Mike Mignola

Joe Golem And The Copper Girl
  • Author : Mike Mignola
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781466807914
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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 Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague by Yehudah Yudl Rozenberg

The Golem And The Wondrous Deeds Of The Maharal Of Prague
  • Author : Yehudah Yudl Rozenberg
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : Literary Criticism
  • ISBN : 030013472X
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This collection of interrelated stories about a sixteenth-century Prague rabbi and the golem he created became an immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1909. So widely popular and influential was Yudl Rosenberg's book, it is no exaggeration to claim that the author transformed the centuries-old understanding of the creature of clay and single-handedly created the myth of the golem as protector of the Jewish people during times of persecution. In addition to translating Rosenberg's classic golem story into English for the first time, Curt Leviant also offers an introduction in which he sets Rosenberg's writing in historical context and discusses the golem legend before and after Rosenberg's contributions. Generous annotations are provided for the curious reader. The book is full of adventures, surprises, romance, suspense, mysticism, Jewish pride, and storytelling at its best. The Chief Rabbi of Prague, known as the Maharal, brings the golem Yossele to life to help the Jews fight false accusations of ritual murder-the infamous blood libel. More human, more capable, and more reliable as a protector than any golem imagined before, Rosenberg's Golem irrevocably changed one of the most widely influential icons of Jewish folklore.

The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem And The Djinni
  • Author : Helene Wecker
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780007527151
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New York, 1899. Two strangers, one destiny.

Sweep The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

Sweep  The Story Of A Girl And Her Monster
  • Author : Jonathan Auxier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780735264366
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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.

Golem by David Wisniewski

Golem
  • Author : David Wisniewski
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-11-19
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780547531793
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Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski's unique cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in the history of the Jews. A Caldecott Medal Book.

The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick

The Puttermesser Papers
  • Author : Cynthia Ozick
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780679777397
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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 World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

The World That We Knew
  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781501137587
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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.

The Believer by

The Believer
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  • Release Date : 2005
  • Categories : Authors
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106018775848
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How to Make a Golem and Terrify People by Alette Willis

How To Make A Golem  And Terrify People
  • Author : Alette Willis
  • Publisher : Floris Books
  • Release Date : 2012-04-19
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780863159039
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"You think you're a fairy godmother or something?" I asked."Or something," Michael agreed. Edda is tired of her nickname, 'Mouse', and wants to be braver. But when her house is burgled on her twelfth birthday, Edda is more afraid than ever. That is until new boy Michael Scot starts school. There's something peculiar -- and very annoying -- about know-it-all Michael. He claims to be a great alchemist who can help Edda overcome her fears by teaching her to build a golem. But surely they can't bring a giant mud monster to life? Can they? Winner of the Kelpies Prize 2011.

The Golem Hunt by Jennifer Rardin

The Golem Hunt
  • Author : Jennifer Rardin
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2011-05-16
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780316187473
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A rabbi raises a terrifying ancient creature - the golem - to protect his congregation, but the results are far bloodier than he could ever have imagined. Now, Jaz and Vayl, the CIA's top assassins, must hunt down the golem and end its reign of terror. The events of this short story take place between Biting the Bullet and Bitten to Death, books 3 and 4 of the Jaz Parks series. Word count: ~4,800

The Golem s Eye A Bartimaeus Novel by Jonathan Stroud

The Golem S Eye  A Bartimaeus Novel
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2011-12-13
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781423141501
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The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus must travel to Prague to discover the source of the golem's power. Includes a preview chapter from Ptolemy's Gate, the third book in the series.

Joe Golem and the Drowning City by Mike Mignola

Joe Golem And The Drowning City
  • Author : Mike Mignola
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781429940795
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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.

Golem in the Gears by Piers Anthony

Golem In The Gears
  • Author : Piers Anthony
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2002-03-26
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 0345454383
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Grundy Golem got no respect. So, to prove himself, he volunteered for a quest to find the long-lost dragon, Stanley Steamer. On the way, he somehow manages to free a damsel in distress-- but not without incurring the wrath of the Sea Hag in the process. And when it comes to avenging herself on Grundy, the Sea Hag will never give up.... From the Paperback edition.

Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd

Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem
  • Author : Peter Ackroyd
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Categories : Detective and mystery stories
  • ISBN : 9780749396596
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As Elizabeth Cree sits every day in a courtroom, on trial for the murder of her husband, the story moves from courthouse to music hall to the back alleys of Limehouse, the notorious district of Victorian London, teeming with the poorest of the poor, the most violent of criminals and helpless preyed upon immigrants, following the trail of slaughter laid by the Golem, an almost mythical predecessor of Jack the Ripper. Fact and fiction blend effortlessly as Dan Leno, king of the music-hall comedians is dragged unwittingly into the investigation of one of London's most notorious murders. When Karl Marx and George Gissing are connected to the same crime the possibilities are endless.

Golem by Jessica Orr

Golem
  • Author : Jessica Orr
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • Categories : Poetry
  • ISBN : 1478746254
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"A girl has a magnetic field that draws unknowingly. A tainted gravity draws what it will and deserve it." Jessica Orr, a new poet and survivor of sexual abuse and other acts during her childhood, wrote this collections of poems as both therapy and a signal to herself she is alive, a good person and that god, love and beauty exists and will always exist, regardless of the never ending evil upon our earth. This 8 chapter poetry book spans things better left forgotten to the amazing feelings of love! Life is wonderful and no matter one's past or thoughts of such, god and that spirit of goodness will rise and cradle those of good temperament and who try to live a good life in our sometimes crazy society.

Jordan and the Dreadful Golem by Karen Goldman

Jordan And The Dreadful Golem
  • Author : Karen Goldman
  • Publisher : Flashlight Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-01
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780983868552
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The children of the Israeli town of Keshet are born with the ability to bend nature to their will and 13-year-old Jordan has just discovered his gift of the power to transform into water. All of Jordan’s friends have unique powers: Noam can alter cloud formations, Ellah can spin webs, and little Eden can create the strange animals she sees in her dreams. No one knows the source of these powers except, perhaps, Miss Sara, the mysterious town matriarch who helps the children find and control their talents using Kabbalah and other mystical teachings from Israel’s forgotten past. However, someone has discovered the secret of the children of Keshet, and wants to use their powers for his own sinister purposes. To prevent such a disaster, Jordan and his friends must use their gifts to defeat an enemy who wields the power to erase the line between the living and the dead. Incorporating Jewish mythology and referencing various practices of Judaism, this book is a tale of friendship and the power of teamwork in the face of adversity.

Nurk by Ursula Vernon

Nurk
  • Author : Ursula Vernon
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-06-01
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 054735181X
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Nurk is a quiet homebody of a shrew. But when a mysterious plea for help arrives in the mail, he invokes the spirit of his fearless warrior-shrew grandmother, Surka, and sets off to find the sender. It seems the prince of the dragonflies has been kidnapped, and Nurk is his last hope for rescue. Such a mission would be daunting for even the biggest, baddest, and bravest of shrews, and Nurk is neither big nor bad, and only a little brave. But he does his very best--and hopes his grandmother would be proud. Nurk is a warm, wonderful, and hilarious illustrated adventure about courage, family legacies, and friendships of a most unusual nature.