The History of Us by Leah Stewart. Simon and Schuster, New York: 2013. I picked this book up from the “new arrivals” section at the library because the jacket said it was about Cincinnati. (Also it has an epigraph from … Continue reading
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman. Henry Holt and Company: New York, 2013. I like and agree with the droll praise that the NPR book reviewer gave to this book: “Before I read Adelle Waldman’s brilliant debut … Continue reading
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central Publishing: New York, 2013 This weekend I blazed through The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. Sparks is a prolific author of chick lit, having written A Walk to Remember, Safe Haven, a … Continue reading
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Save the Deli by David Sax. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: New York, 2009. This fall I started teaching a class on Jewish cooking for the JCC high school program. My idea for the class was that in addition to learning some … Continue reading
All That Is by James Salter. New York: Knopf, 2013 I don’t remember where I read an advertisement blurb for James Salter’s new book, All That Is – maybe at the Jewish Book Council site? Maybe at the Forward? – … Continue reading
A Town of Empty Rooms by Karen Bender. Counterpoint Berkeley: 2013 I picked this book up because the summary that I read somewhere said it was the story of a Jewish family that relocates to a small town in the … Continue reading
Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua. Grove Press: 2010. I didn’t expect to like this book. It’s probably because I’m a little ideologically close-minded on this topic – well, what I thought would be the topic of this book. I … Continue reading