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Libi Astaire is an author and journalist who often writes about Jewish history. Her novel about Spain's crypto-Jews, "Terra Incognita," and her collection of stories for Chanukah, "36 Candles: Chassidic Tales for Chanukah" are both available on Smashwords. She is also the author of the award-winning Ezra Melamed Mystery series.
on Jan. 09, 2011 :
36 Candles is a perfect eBook for me. The 36 vignettes are just long enough to read while standing on the train or subway. Many are classic stories, but I enjoyed them none the less because of the added biographical information. The stories were not of equal engaging, ranging to very good and laugh out loud to just okay. that said there is probably something for most people in the book, so enjoy.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Nov. 08, 2010 :
If you are looking for a wonderful Chanukah gift for the family, or for your children/grandchildren, well this book is it. The stories are well constructed, and wonderful to read on all levels, enjoyable by both children an adults. Good to read as the Chanukah candles burn, or around the Shabbat table anytime. I'm hoping she will write more, both for adults and children.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)