Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
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Shalom Auslander, a 41-year-old fiction writer and essayist, lives in upstate New York and grew up in the Orthodox enclave of Monsey, N.Y. Much of his profanity-laced writing -- including his 2007 memoir, Foreskin's Lament -- focuses on his break from his religious upbringing and could be described as darkly comic. The married father of two young sons recently published...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
It is interesting to note that The Secret Lives of Wives appeared in bookstores around the same time the television series Desperate Housewives began its final season this past fall. Though the hit show brought dark comedy and Hollywood sizzle to "what could go wrong" scenarios of suburban married life, Iris Krasnow's investigation of real-life long-term relationships brings the vow...
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How to squeeze broadcaster Big Al Meltzer's larger-than-life career into a volume of memories? Just open the cover and let the words jump off the page.
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The source for Scenes From Village Life, Amos Oz's new work of fiction, came to the world-famous writer in a dream.
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Gold, who has written an acclaimed biography of the late Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, has a special connection to Appelfeld, who has long been considered one of the significant chroniclers of the Holocaust experience.
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