Books

Reviewed: Jeff Oliver’s “Failure To Thrive”

Reviewed: Jeff Oliver’s “Failure To Thrive”
By January 11, 2012

Jeff Oliver in his debut novel, Failure to Thrive, throws a hail-mary pass that lands, beautifully, in the arms of the readers. Read More

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Christopher Hitchens And Swine

Christopher Hitchens And Swine
By January 10, 2012

After a lifelong curiosity about the prohibition against pork, one writer finds a satisfying answer—in the writings of the late Christopher Hitchens. Read More

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“The Moment” At An Orthodox Funeral

“The Moment” At An Orthodox Funeral
By January 9, 2012

An excerpt from the latest book from the folks who brought you the Six-Word Memoir series. Read More

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Adam Kirsch CliffsNotes: Giorgio Bassani And The Jews Of Italy

Adam Kirsch CliffsNotes: Giorgio Bassani And The Jews Of Italy
By January 4, 2012

Taking quick stock of Giorgio Bassani and other European Jews who made it through World War 2. Read More

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Reviewed: “Scenes From A Village Life” By Amos Oz

Reviewed: “Scenes From A Village Life” By Amos Oz
By January 3, 2012

One of Israel’s primary literary voices has written a small, but powerful book. Read More

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Emily Gould: Books And Business

Emily Gould: Books And Business
By January 3, 2012

The author Emily Gould goes into business for herself. Read More

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Extremely Manipulative And Incredibly Irritating

Extremely Manipulative And Incredibly Irritating
By December 16, 2011

The trailer for the new Jonathan Safran Foer adaptation leaves us feeling a little disoriented. Read More

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The Crown Heights Affair

The Crown Heights Affair
By December 13, 2011

Matt Shaer explored a normally sheltered Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the conflict that is tearing it apart. Read More

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