Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
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Roberto Bolaño's books are suddenly everywhere, which is a fortuitous development for readers who like adventurous fiction. This literary stroke of luck is thanks in good part to the persistence of the estimable and always forward-thinking New Directions publishers. Farrar Straus and Giroux somehow beat out ND for the rights to two of the late Chilean-born novelist's longest and perhaps...
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Author explains the background behind a new ethnic icon
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Erica Brooke Fajge, JE Feature
"What number do the years in which the American Girl stories take place end with?" "Four!" came a loud reply. It was uttered by a young fan of the Rebecca Rubin character and books, part of the American Girl series, calling out in response to a question asked by author Jacqueline Dembar Greene. This enthusiastic elementary-school student was not the...
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Psychologists offer steps to upend unhappiness
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
"The main message in our book is simply this: If it's meant to be, it's up to me." So says Harold Shinitzky, co-author with Christopher Cortman, of Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life . Both men are practicing psychologists in Florida. Shinitzky was the director of the assessment/intervention team prevention services at the Johns Hopkins University School...
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Or life at Temple -- and after it
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I still remember the day my high school guidance counselor called me into her office and told me that, because of my substandard SAT scores, I'd never get into any of the colleges I'd applied to, and that she wanted me to try Temple University to ensure that I'd receive at least one acceptance (I happened to be an excellent...
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... and of disillusionment for both blacks and whites in the late '60s
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In his new book, Nothing Like Sunshine , Ben Kamin has attempted -- and for the most part, succeeded -- in relating what it felt like to be a committed left-wing Jewish teenager at the time of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, and how the dream of racial harmony seemed to crumble in a matter of hours for so...
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