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The End of Miracles by Monica Starkman
The End of Miracles
by Monica Starkman (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Starkman is psychologically astute and clinically accurate. Her writing is lyrical. Consider the book’s opening sentences.

"The dream was always the same—a flood of babies dribbling out of her mouth, dozens, tumbling head over heels. It was like comin
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Liquidation by Imre Kertész
Liquidation
by Imre Kertész
read in April, 2016
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Brilliant. Haunting. Erudite. Imre Kertesz was one of the influences behind the recent, award-winning, Hungarian film, "Son of Saul." Kertesz, who survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2002. He died several weeks ag ...more
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Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson
Shylock Is My Name
by Howard Jacobson
read in April, 2016
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Youth in Flames by Aliza Vitis-Shomron
Youth in Flames: A Teenager's Resistance and Her Fight for Survival in the Warsaw Ghetto
by Aliza Vitis-Shomron (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Rachelle Urist by: Lisa Levitt Newman
read in March, 2016
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This book, by Aliza Melamed Vitis-Shomron, is remarkable in many ways. Among the most salient is that it makes clear that surviving was NOT simply a consequence of luck mingled with passivity. You had to be sharp, on your toes, attentive to every det ...more
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פתאום דפיקה בדלת by Etgar Keret
פתאום דפיקה בדלת
by Etgar Keret (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2015
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Etgar Keret specializes in extremely short stories. They are often just one or two pages long. But they're complete. Sometimes an odd image or metaphor is introduced at the outset. By the end, its relevance and significance are crystal clear.

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The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss
by Kiran Desai
read in March, 2016
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The strange, compelling, and very dense nature of Desai's relentless writing is curious. The writing is not labored; its lush. There's not an extraneous word, though there are lots of words. Each sentence propels a thousand thoughts; each thought an ...more
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Killing a King by Dan Ephron
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This book offers an honest look at the strange but rampant thought-process of religious Jews who have established themselves in settlements in the occupied territories. While much of their thinking is alien to me, I can appreciate their fervor and co ...more
Killing a King by Dan Ephron
" This book is especially compelling after reading Yossi Klein Halevi's LIKE DREAMERS, a book that follows some of the very same figures featured in the ...more "
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The Silver Swan by Elena Delbanco
The Silver Swan
by Elena Delbanco
read in March, 2016
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A page-turner. It’s engrossing. It’s a fictionalized biography of the author’s family. Her father, Bernard Greenhouse, is recreated here as “Alexander,” a renowned cellist, as was Greenhouse, a member of the Beaux Arts Trio and owner of the “Silver S ...more
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The Year of Lear by James Shapiro
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James Shapiro is a national treasure. Everything he writes is worth at least one read. This book is stunning in its brilliance, insight, research, erudition, and scope. Shapiro is nothing if not comprehensive in his assessments of anything he chooses ...more
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