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BOOKed: December Distractions

When it's too cold to even think of going outside, why not curl up with a good read? Senior Editor Bob Leiter has a...
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A Book for Rebooting

  A University of Pennsylvania grad hopes her memoir will inspire women to fight back when faced with unpleasant midlife surprises.    Marcy Miller is a survivor...
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Ghost Writer

  My father got into computers 20 years after he died,” claims Esta Cassway. “I was not particularly a believer in spirits,” says the local...
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Making Book

Top off your weekend with a trip to the Katz JCC in Jersey for a star-studded line-up at the annual Bank of America Festival...
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The Joy of Six

Write a memoir in six words? It sounds preposterous, but Larry Smith has compiled books from such six-word missives, including one focused on Jewish...
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BOOKed: Four Titles to Whet Your Appetite for Jewish Book Month

November is traditionally Jewish Book Month, a time of festivals and lots of book talk. In the region, the most touted book fair is...
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Drawn Together

JT Waldman loves Jewish history. So much so that the third-generation Phila­delphian dedicated more than four years to his latest work, Not the Israel...
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Jewish Book Awards Have Two Local Ties

Rabbi David Teutsch, a local author, was among the 2011 National Jewish Book Award winners.Teutsch, who lives in Mount Airy and is the former...
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Father-Daughter Duo Pen a Book and Make a Big Bang of Their Own

A little more than a year ago, David Prutchi, a bio­medical engineer, approached his daughter with an unusual proposal -- to write a book...
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Off Stage But He Still Has a Lot To Say

Longtime communal lead­er Theodore "Ted" Mann laughed with his mouth full when asked if he really believes that voting Republican is inconsistent with Jewish...