Category Archives: Reviews

In the Company of Newfies (1996), Syracuse Herald Journal/Post-Standard

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The Girl That He Marries (1979) – Village Voice

   “has been compared to Fear of Flying” “Lerman’s slyly irreverent sensibility, one of the most idiosyncratic in contemporary prose. Her comic range is enormous.”

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God’s Ear (1989) – Washington Times Review

    “You have company coming, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth and E.L. Doctorow”

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God’s Ear (1989) – New York Times Review

  “Here is a unique voice — wildly funny, achingily spiritual, profoundly Jewish”

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NY Times Book Review of The Girl that He Marries

“Outstripping Philip Roth in his own milieu”

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New York Times Book Review of Call Me Ishtar, 1973

“Rhoda Lerman is a find. Go out and find her.”  

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God’s Ear (1989) – Publisher’s Weekly Review

Like a Chagall painting translated to print, this passionate, hilarious, God-infused novel … (read online)

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Animal Acts (1994) : Publisher’s Weekly Review

“Justly known as a writer’s writer, Lerman produces fascinating plots and lush, seductive prose in the service of transcendent questions. Her sixth novel (after God’s Ear ) is a tour de force” (read it online)  

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