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‘Finding the Hidden City’ Illuminates Philadelphia History

A lot can change in 100 years. And if you look at Philadelphia in 1917 and 2017, there are plenty of changes, many hidden in...

Book Reviews: Heartache and Grief Explored Novel Takes a Chance on a Difficult Homecoming

Left to Chance Amy Sue Nathan $15.99, paperback, on sale Nov. 21 St. Martin’s Press Have you ever wanted to just pack up your things and leave? Teddi Lerner...

Book Reviews: Pirates, Parrots, Prisoners and Protagonists Prove (Predominantly) Pleasing

Pirate and Parrot Make A Pleasing Team Yiddish for Pirates Gary Barwin $18, paperback Vintage Canada No matter how many times you’ve read the likes of Chaucer’s colorful characters,...

Holocaust Memoir ‘Rebuilt from Broken Glass’ Remains Relevant Even Today

Fred Behrend gets a kick telling school children the happiest day in his life occurred when he saw his Cologne, Germany schoolhouse burning during...

Author Shares Story of Life Undercover and Secret Missions

Imagine finding out one night that your husband, who you thought was leaving for classes every night, was actually an agent in the Mossad,...

A Look at the Jewish Justices at the Highest Court

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan David Dalin $35, hardcover Brandeis University Press Who was the first president with the courage to nominate a...

Lengthy Backstory, Character Study Slows Novel

The Book of Love and Hate Lauren Sanders $15.95, paperback, Oct. 3 Akashic Books Billed as “one part literary novel, one part international espionage thriller, with some eroticism...

Memoir Provides Engaging Look at Talmudic Text

If All the Seas Were Ink Ilana Kurshan $26.99, hardcover St. Martin’s Press Can you imagine what you’ll be doing seven-and-a- half years from now? When Ilana Kurshan was...

Beach Reads Edition: Eligible Gives Fresh Spin on Centuries-old Classic; Girl in Snow Offers...

Eligible Curtis Sittenfeld $17 paperback Random House It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you’re looking for a good book to return to again and again, Jane...

Editor Who Rescued Anne Frank’s Diary From Rejected Submissions Dies at 93

The beloved and illuminating The Diary of A Young Girl may have remained in Doubleday’s rejected submissions were it not for one Judith Jones. Jones,...