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by Rochelle Shapiro

ePub Miriam the Medium download
Author:
Rochelle Shapiro
ISBN13:
978-0743244787
ISBN:
0743244788
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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (May 4, 2004)
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Rating:
4.1
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Miriam the Medium" is wise, funny, and engaging. I couldn't put it down.

author of "Coming Back to Me "and "Girls in Trouble". A haunting, heartbreaking, and absolutely hilarious novel about family, love, and finding and claiming your own identity. Miriam the Medium" is wise, funny, and engaging. author of "My Sister's Keeper".

Miriam the Medium book. In the tradition of Susan Isaacs comes a charming debut novel featuring. Smart and sassy, Miriam the Medium is the debut of a talented and imaginative author - one who is able to conjure with words and spirit.

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Попробовать Storytel. In the tradition of Susan Isaacs comes a charming debut novel featuring a lovable phone psychic, whose talents will either save her family from financial ruin - or ruin her family altogether. What do you do when your husband's business is failing, your daughter is ashamed of you, and your faith in your own talents hits rock bottom?

Miriam struggles to sort through her escalating troubles and trust her abilities in times of crisis . Books related to Miriam the Medium.

Miriam struggles to sort through her escalating troubles and trust her abilities in times of crisis, even as her visions are becoming too cloudy to interpret.

Smart and sassy, Miriam the Medium is the debut of a talented and .

Smart and sassy, Miriam the Medium is the debut of a talented and imaginative author - one who is able to conjure with words and spirit. Reading Group Guide BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. There are times that Miriam feels that her own dead mother is speaking through her daughter, Cara, who looks so much like Miriam's mother.

Miriam Kaminsky, married to adoring Queens pharmacist Rory, was instructed by her Russian babushka grandmother, from whom she inherited her psychic gift, never to sell it for gelt

Miriam Kaminsky, married to adoring Queens pharmacist Rory, was instructed by her Russian babushka grandmother, from whom she inherited her psychic gift, never to sell it for gelt. Yet Rory’s business is floundering (he’s being swindled by an employee he won’t fire) and Miriam’s is flush-if only she’d expand her phone readings into a hot new business and appear on TV. The problem is teenaged daughter Cara, a very serious high-school senior who’d had her cap set on Cornell until she fell for the local rich greaser, Lance Stark, who rides a motorcycle and sports a shaved head.

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She’s published essays in the New York Times and Newsweek and in many anthologies.

Like my fictional character, Miriam Kaminsky in my novel, Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster) I am a hone psychic who lives in Great Neck

Like my fictional character, Miriam Kaminsky in my novel, Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster) I am a hone psychic who lives in Great Neck. My novel iis selling was nominated for the Harold U. Ribelow Award in fiction and is also selling in Holland, Belgium and the UK. Articles have been written about me in Redbook, The Jerusalem Post, The LI section of the NY tIMES, and I've chronicled my psychic adventures in NYT (Lives), Newsweek, and more. I teach writing at UCLA Extension.

In the face of her husband's failing business and her daughter's estrangement, modern Long Island housewife Miriam considers going public with her psychic abilities in order to heal the family's financial woes, but finds her situation and abilities to be beyond her control
  • I wonder which came first, this novel or the TV show about the Long Island Medium? Both the family situation and makeup is similar, so is the setting, in Long Island, NY. However, the book seems to drag in spots. Perhaps the author met the TV medium, Mrs Caputo, or some other local medium, and decided this wouldbe a great plot for a novel. If so, imitation is a nice form of flattery. But the more charming and entertaining medium is on the TV show. The novel does give the reader an 'at home" viewpoint of what life is about for anyone who runs a business from their home.with the calls coming requesting a read, and trying to raise her kids. Sorry, but there is only so much 'qvetching' one can handle in a light read. I'd have given the book another star if there were less qvetching and a few more bits about the surprised reactions of the how the customers reacted when the messages from the dead were relayed to them.

  • Phone psychic Miriam Kaminsky may be able to predict the future and to ask advice of the occasional visiting spirit, but she has at least as many problems as the rest of us. Her husband's pharmacy is hemorrhaging money. Her previously overachieving daughter, who is too embarrassed by her mother's profession to mention it to her friends, has taken up with Great Neck's resident bad boy, a shaven-haired hoodlum who doesn't "do" parents. And Miriam herself has become an object of interest to a broken-hearted client, thuggish restaurateur Vince Guardelli, who just may have fitted an acquaintance or two in his past with cement shoes. As her family's financial difficulties escalate, Miriam must decide whether to sell her psychic abilities on a larger stage, a lucrative option which might further alienate her daughter and disappoint the spirit of her paternal grandmother, her psychic mentor, whose shimmering image appears to Miriam frequently.

    Rochelle Shapiro's charming debut novel introduces readers to the unusual demands and work-a-day business of an occupation with which most of us won't be familiar. Her Miriam is a fully sympathetic character whose psychic ability is portrayed as more often a curse than an advantage. Not only is the information Miriam receives psychically often incomplete and misleading, but her talent colors people's perceptions of her: Miriam is either fraud or freak, psychic spy or potential savior. It is a burden with which Miriam's creator is herself familiar, for the book is at least to some extent autobiographical: Great Neck resident Rochelle Shapiro is likewise a psychic whose talent was first recognized by her paternal grandmother. Let's hope there's another great read waiting for us in Ms. Shapiro's future.

    Reviewed by Debra Hamel, author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece

  • I'd highly recommend to people who are especially interested intuition and who are spiritual in nature. I've never seen an author describe the internal process of getting a psychic visions so well. You might find a bit of yourself here and even learn from Miriam, too...

  • Be ready to laugh, cry and feel deeply on this ride. Jump in, the water is refreshing and amazing. Wonderful read, I couldn't put it down. Each character captured my heart. I was sorry when the story was over.

  • I'm so delighted this novel is now in paperback! It's the magical story of a medium who can tell everyone's future but her own. Smart, sassy and beautifully written!

  • Very good book. Our book club read it and had a lively discussion. We all enjoyed the book.

  • This is a book that I didn't want to put down! This is a heart warming, inspiring story of having the courage to be who you are no matter what. I fell in love with Miriam and her spirit has given me the courage to dare to be me!

  • Miriam Kaminsky is a normal suburban mother and wife living on Long Island in a beautiful but old house. She's troubled by money problems, a husband who works too hard trying to breath life into his pharmacy, and a typical teen-age daughter who cringes with embarrassment at everything Miriam does. But added to everything else in Miriam's life is the very simple fact that she's a psychic with a strong gift for seeing people's auras and health problems and their future. Oh, and she sees ghosts --usually helpful spirits connected to the living.

    Her childhood and her family are very important to Miriam, which is why her dearly loved grandmother Bubbie is still around her as is her father, both of whom have passed away. The hardest part of her childhood was her mother, who would order Miriam not to use her gifts. It all came from love and fear for her daughter, but Miriam still feels the shame her mother pressed on her whenever she was truly herself, using her psychic gifts to help others. More than anything Miriam would love for her mother, who also passed away, to visit her like the spirits of others do. But since, in her life her mother completely disapproved of the psychic talent, Miriam doesn't see her changing her mind in the afterlife.

    But the here and now also carries hardships. Rory, her loving husband is losing money in his business. Though Miriam can't put her finger on why she doesn't trust the help in the pharmacy, Rory won't listen. He doesn't want her using her psychic gifts tell him what to do with his business. He insists that Miriam's psychic phone line is her business to do with as she sees fit, and the pharmacy is his. At the same time their daughter Cara, after trying for years to become a psychic, like her mother, finally realized that she doesn't have the gift. The disappointment has crushed her and the teenager changed overnight into a whirlwind of student perfection, studying and joining school activities, all of her thoughts concentrating on going to Cornell University. Using her gifts for her loved ones doesn't work at any rate. Miriam is too close, her heart is too wrapped up in their happiness, and that affects her ability to help them.

    When out of the blue a press agent calls Miriam's psychic help line and insists that she could make Miriam a national name and wealthy, Miriam refuses. Her Bubbie always warned her not to use her gifts to make money, as if she were in a carnival. But Bubbie never had as many living expenses as Miriam does. When the house's roof springs leaks, then Rory's business begins to flounder as a new thirty thousand dollar computer system is needed to fill out the health care forms that make up his business and she knows that Cara needs money for her future, Miriam agrees to do a television appearance.

    Will she lose her gift if she tries to make big bucks? Will her Bubbie and her father refuse to visit her anymore? Will Cara react even worse than she has at having a mother who now publicly dances to the beat of her own drum?

    This book manages to make Miriam into the lady next door. She's not a madwoman or a charlatan, just a regular person with everyday problems but who happens to have an extra talent packed inside her likable person. I found everything about Miriam and her life believable. The author Rochelle Shapiro also managed to explain to me how a woman with her own mind and self-respect could permit her teenage daughter to treat her like dreck without losing her temper. Now that's an amazing talent!

    At times funny and tearfilled, Miriam the Medium is an extremely great read. I enjoyed it thoroughly and look forward to seeing more of Miriam in the future.