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Davida Chazan
Attended Evanston Township High School
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Out of the Ashes
An Unknown Woman by Jane Davis When Anita and Ed's London home of nearly 15 years burns to the ground, taking everything they own with them, it ignites a brushfire through all of Anita's life, bringing everything she thought she was always so sure of into q...
An Unknown Woman by Jane Davis When Anita and Ed's London home of nearly 15 years burns to the ground, taking everything they own with them, it ignites a brushfire through all of Anita's life, bringing everything she thou...
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Stitching together Thessaloniki's story
The Thread by Victoria Hislop During the 20th Century, the seaside Greek city of Thessaloniki saw it all – fires, wars and earthquakes. This is the backdrop of Victoria Hislop’s novel The Thread . In it, we get to know the story of this city through a ficti...
The Thread by Victoria Hislop During the 20th Century, the seaside Greek city of Thessaloniki saw it all – fires, wars and earthquakes. This is the backdrop of Victoria Hislop’s novel The Thread. In it, we get to know the...
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The Mystery of Christopher Marlowe
Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh During the Elizabethan era, Christopher Marlowe was a famous and popular playwright, but today when we think of that time, practically the only writer that comes to mind is Shakespeare. One reason for this could be Marlo...
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While beautifully written with fascinating characters, Ann Packer's latest novel seems to be missing something. Read my review of this novel here. http://drchazan.blogspot.co...
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Odd One Out
The Children's Crusade by Anne Packer How can one deal with someone you love pulling away from you? This is the question posed in Anne Packer's latest novel  about the Blairs, Penny and Bill, their marriage, their home, the land it was built on and their fo...
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My review of "The Brotherhood of Book Hunters" by Raphael Jerusalmy
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Trying Youth
Campari for Breakfast by Sara Crowe Sue Bowl has been through a lot more in life than most 17-year-olds have. Her mother, Buddleia, committed suicide, and not long after that, her father took up with another woman. Buddleia's sister, Aunt Coral, was still m...
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Twins and Ghosts
Niffenegger’s second novel is a semi-ghost story, which confirms her ability to make magical realism feel practically natural and believable. You can read my revised review here.
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Here on 'The Secret Writer Blog' I am delighted that today I can introduce you all to a new author Janine Carbone! Janine, is a Philadelphia native, who has put her BA in psychology to good use with the creation of her fir...
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This novel has vivid characters and a carefully structured mechanic of two first-person accounts together with a connection between the two, that builds like a mystery novel. Read my review of "The Secret Scripture" by Sebastian Barry here.
This novel has vivid characters and a carefully structured mechanic of two first-person accounts together with a connection between the two, that builds like a mystery novel. ...
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The Secret of a 100-Year-Old Woman
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry Roscommon Mental Hospital is about to be torn down, and the director, Dr. Grene has to figure out what to do with his patients, including Roseanne McNulty. Should he move her to the new facility? Maybe he should find ...
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A Frankly Amazing Woman
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan Anyone interested in early 20th century architecture might recognize the name Mamah Borthwick Cheney as being the woman who was Frank Lloyd Wright's lover - for whom he left his wife and family, which caused a scandal that rocked...
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Education
  • Evanston Township High School
    General (and Theater), 1971 - 1975
  • Oakton Community College
    English Literature and Journalism, 1976 - 1978
  • Haifa University
    Sales & Marketing, 1982 - 1983
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Davida Shuster, Deborah Shuster
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"Everything you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate." - Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003)
Introduction
I'm originally from Evanston, Illinois and moved to Israel at the tender age of 21. I now live in Jerusalem with my husband and three wonderful children. Aside from my passion for chocolate (I'm a gourmet, not an addict), I love to bake, am on a bowling league and have been writing online content (reviews of all kinds) since about 1998, and lately I've been specializing in book reviews. My "day job" is in Resource Development for the non-profit sector.
Bragging rights
I am a published poet, and despite being mildly dyslexic, an avid reader.
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Grant Writing, Report Writing, Newsletters, Social Media, Web Content, Editing
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Previously
Evanston, Illinois, USA - Upper Nazereth, Israel
Davida Chazan's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
a review of Tamburlaine Must Die
www.goodreads.com

One of my all-time favorite books, with a fascinating subject and concise, atmospheric prose that is almost unparalleled. Read my revised re

Interview with the Author Janine Carbone
thesecretwriterblog.blogspot.com

Here on 'The Secret Writer Blog' I am delighted that today I can introduce you all to a new author Janine Carbone! Janine, is a Philadelphia

a review of The Children's Crusade
www.goodreads.com

While beautifully written with fascinating characters, Ann Packer's latest novel seems to be missing something. Read my review of this novel

a review of The Secret Scripture
www.goodreads.com

This novel has vivid characters and a carefully structured mechanic of two first-person accounts together with a connection between the two,

The Army for Enlightenment | Davida Chazan | The Blogs | The Times of Is...
blogs.timesofisrael.com

The Brotherhood of Book Hunters by Raphaël Jerusalmy Author Jerusalmy introduces this book as follows:

a review of Under the Wide and Starry Sky
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Once again Horan has found a powerful woman behind a famous man. Although the book is on the long side, I would be hard pressed to figure ou

Illusions and Elusions | Davida Chazan | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
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The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister It is 1905 and the woman they call the Amazing Arden is a magician......

a review of Jack Maggs
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Using characters from the Dickens novel "Great Expectations" Peter Carey tries to tell the story from a different angle, with less than succ

Gambits and Pawns | Davida Chazan | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
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The Death's Head Chess Club by John Donoghue SS Obersturmführer (1st Lieutenant) Paul Meissner's battle injury has taken him off......

To the 4th Generation | Davida Chazan | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
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A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell In the late 1800s, Lenz Alter was a chemist who succeeded in......

Welcome to the Club
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By Julia Dahl I’ve been reading mysteries and thrillers since before it was probably appropriate. I was in the Agatha Christie book-of-the-m

Blackout for SOPA/PIPA
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Some of the biggest sites online are poised to go Black tomorrow. Here's how to join in the protest...

a review of Gentlemen and Players
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Arguably Joanna Harris’s best novel. She gives us a very compelling story that - while not being a true mystery novel - has enough twists to

To Pay or Not to Pay… Should you pay for book reviews?
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TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY Should you pay for book reviews? James Ventrillo is the president of ReadersFavorite.com, the fastest growing book revi

The Distinguished Thing | Davida Chazan | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
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Curtain Call by Anthony Quinn London, the summer of 1936, and things seemed to be changing at an alarming rate......

'The Secret Place' by Tana French
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Release date:9th April 2015 Published by: Hodder and Stoughton ISBN No:978 1444755619 Detective Stephen Moran hasn't seen Holly Mackey since

A Home for Ties that Bind | Davida Chazan | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler Anne Tyler's 20th novel is all about the Whitshank family, starting with......

The truth about sweeble and bubblews
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People are talking about me. More accurately, there is web chatter. And emails. This is me responding. I own sweeble. As in the .com and oth