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Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
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I Dissent by Debbie Levy
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"Even as a young girl, Ruth Bader Ginsburg challenged the notions of what she was “supposed” to do." Review by Jillian Beitz for the Jewish Book Council.
One of These Things First by Steven Gaines
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“Oh Brooklyn, my Brooklyn. Life could offer no richer lesson than to simply grow up there.”
Review by Wayne Hoffman for the Jewish Book Council.
Isra-Isle by Nava Semel
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"Nava Semel's alternative history offers as haunting and thoroughly entertaining a story about the ancient and modern quest for home and belonging as one could hope for." Review by Ranen Omer-Sherman for the Jewish Book Council.
Dreidels on the Brain by Joel Ben Izzy
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"12-year-old Joel just wants to normal, but in Los Angeles that's hard to do when you are Jewish in a non-Jewish world, poor in a well-to-do one, and belong to a family that runs from difficult to odd." Review by Ellen G. Cole for the Jewish Book Cou ...more
The Last Rabbi by William Kolbrener
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"What became The Last Rabbi is not the biography of Joseph Soloveitchik that Willam Kolbrenner intended to write." Review by Jonathan Fass for the Jewish Book Council.
I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This by Nadja Spiegelman
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"Nadja Spiegelman's moving memoir is a surprisingly wise account of her multi-generational quest for forgiveness and understanding." Review by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone for the Jewish Book Council.
A Call from Spooner Street by Carol Ascher
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"Every family goes through cycles of joy and sorrow, conflict and resolution, as do the Rosens of Carol Ascher's 'Spooner Street'" Review by Ellen B. Skolnick for the Jewish Book Council.
Scary Old Sex by Arlene Heyman
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"Many women write about sex, but 'Slut Lit' seems to be about women having sex that is detached, impersonal, and maybe a little bit sad. That there needs to be a separate genre for this kind of writing suggests that female sexual ambivalence is stran ...more
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