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The Sisters Weiss

by Naomi Ragen St Martin’s Press: Oct 2013 Naomi Ragen’s novels, often about the lives of Orthodox women of varying levels of observance, can provide a glimpse into a world that seems foreign and exotic even to most liberal Jews. … Continue reading

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing

by Anya von Bremzen  Crown: 2013 Svetlana Boym is a professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Harvard and has a scholarly book that is entirely about the phenomenon of collective Soviet memory. In The Future of Nostalgia, Boym writes … Continue reading

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The Street Sweeper

by Elliot Perlman. Riverhead: 2012. In my post on The Paris Architect, I wondered about the role and appropriate use of the Holocaust in historical fiction.  Though Elliot Perlman’s The Street Sweeper contains storylines about New York today, and could … Continue reading

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The Golem and the Jinni and The Rise of Abraham Cahan

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Harper Collins: 2013 The Rise of Abraham Cahan Seth Lipsky Schocken: 2013 The Golem and The Jinni arrived at my door just in time for Halloween, and I was excited for a … Continue reading

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The Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement  by Amy Tan.  HarperCollins, 2013. One of my favorite childhood books was Homesick by Jean Fritz. I read this book many, many times and it seems I wasn’t alone in this, as the book won a … Continue reading

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The Paris Architect   by Charles Belfoure Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013 In the title story of Nathan Englander’s collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, a group of Jewish friends play a morbid game in which they … Continue reading

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