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The Year of the Former Soviet Author
‘The Magician’s Land,’ by Lev Grossman - NYTimes.com
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Magician's Land - Owen Davey Illustration
Created for New York Times Book Review of Magician's Land by Lev Grossman, concentrating on the relationships between all the various characters
‘The Magician’s Land,’ by Lev Grossman
Completed January 26th (finally) on the plane to Brisbane. I've been staggering through this one over a period of six months or so, as JSF's style doesn't lend itself to easy reading (at least not the way my brain processes stuff...!). It was interesting, but I felt like it lacked a proper conclusion.
Jonathan Safran Foer is an awesome, Jewish writer. And he is married to Nicole Krauss. Can you say: literary jewish power-couple!?
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Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel: Jonathan Safran Foer (kind of my favorite book of all time)
Join the library's book club! This January, we are reading "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer. Take part in the discussion on Monday, January 27, at 6:30 pm or Tuesday, January 28 at 1:00 pm. Both meetings will take place at the library on 2901 State Street. Questions? Call (618)452-6238.
The Girl Across the Pond: Books Worth Reading
The Book List: Top 7 Summer Reads of a Literature Major
Everything Is Illuminated (2002) by Jonathan Safran Foer, first edition book cover
Fantastic Novels with Disappointing Endings
This looks good.
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'The Ladies Auxiliary' by Tova Mirvis: A traditional Jewish community in Memphis, Tennessee, is given a jolt with the arrival of a new art teacher from New York.
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When I recommend fiction, this is one of the first titles that comes to mind. Set in the Orthodox Jewish community of Memphis, it is the women of the community who narrate the story. This book is a great read for a book club!
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Elie Wiesel's gripping memoir Of being in Auschwitz & Buchenwald - a must read
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The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer | Jewish Book Council
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A Candle for a Marine (Always a Marine, #18) Romance Novels set around Chanukah
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Review: A Candle for a Marine (Always a Marine #18) by Heather Long - The Jeep Diva
A Candle for a Marine (Always a Marine, #18)
Everyone — no seriously, everyone — loves a good literary map! See how many of these you've read.
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Jewish Literary Map of NYC
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This Jewish Literary Map Of New York City Is So, So Cool
Ben Lerner is not primarily a novelist – he's a poet. He's also not a Hasid. But his new novel 10:04 opens with a quote: "Hasidim tell a story about the
Why “Back to the Future” is About the World to Come
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
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A big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel about the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning, by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris, one of the most exciting voices of his generation Paul O'Rourke is a Manhattan dentist with a thriving practice leading a quiet, routine-driven life. But behind the smiles and the nice apartment, he's a man made of contradictions, and his biggest fear is that he may never truly come to understand anybody, including himself. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. What begins as an outrageous violation of his privacy soon becomes something more soul-frightening: the possibility that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual. At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love and truth, TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force.
LINDA To Rise Again at a Decent Hour makes @Mashable 's Summer Reading list
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris. After noticing his identity has been stolen and used to create various social media accounts, a man with a troubled past, Paul O'Rourke, begins to wonder if his virtual alter ego is actually a better version of himself.
The Top 24 Summer Books of 2014
The little ones that got away: Incredible stories of Jewish children who survived the Nazi holocaust Heart-moving stories of 15 of these children are told for the first time Book, by Tina Huettl and Alexander Meschnig released in English. By ALLAN HALL. PUBLISHED: 23 March
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The little ones that got away: Incredible stories of Jewish children who survived the Nazi holocaust
by Elie Wiesel | 23 Books You Didn’t Read In High School But ActuallyShould
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Sad, but an unbelievable and true story. Definitely a book worth reading
Night by Elie Wiesel. so haunting...story of a Holocaust survivor.
Night by Elie Wiesel (1958) Such a good book!
Night by Elie Wiesel-- MY all-time favorite book to read or to teach. No matter how many times I read it, I always find something new. A spine-chilling, terrifying tale of a mere 110 pgs. or so.
Night by Elie Wiesel | 23 Books You Didn't Read In High School But Actually Should. Friends are reading it for school. They say it's completely heartbreaking.
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23 Books You Didn't Read In High School But Actually Should
I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits ~ A beautifully crafted, emotionally gripping story of what happens when unwavering love, unyielding law, and centuries of tradition collide, I Am Forbidden announces the arrival of an extraordinarily gifted new voice and opens a startling window on the Hasidic world long closed to most of us, until now.
Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism... "spring-loaded prose" per EW.