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Reviews: A Kapo’s Mindset and a Convert’s Tale

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Kapo Accepts Nazi Logic “Kapo” Aleksandar Tišma (translated by Richard Williams; introduction by David Rieff) The New York Review of Books Aleksandar Tišma — Serb, Jew, writer and...
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Summer Reading List 2020

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It’s summer 2020, and you know what that means: sitting quietly by yourself inside, leaving your phone in another room and reading. It’s certainly not...

Writer Wins Coveted Science Fiction Prize

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Aliza Greenblatt, 32, chose A.T. Greenblatt as her pen name in her 20s. Her reasoning then, as she understands it now, was fairly simple....

Philly’s Literary Scene Active and Engaged Despite Limitations Pandemic Created

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The Philadelphia literary community may be stuck at home like everyone else, but that hasn’t stopped its members from being active and developing financial...
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6 Memoirs That Explore the Mother-Daughter Bond

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By Babette Dunkelgrün In Season 2 of the Hulu comedy “Shrill,” based on the book by Lindy West, there’s a restaurant scene in which the...
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Book Review | Exile Music, for Those Who Can Hear It

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“Exile Music” Jennifer Steil Viking Perhaps it’s obvious, given the title, that Jennifer Steil’s “Exile Music” takes quite seriously the human experience of music. It’s less obvious, but...
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Book Review | Shedding Light on Forgotten Southern Jewish History

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“Wandering Dixie: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South” Sue Eisenfeld The Ohio State University Press Sue Eisenfeld had no idea Jewish Confederate soldiers existed until she stumbled...
Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein Talks ‘Boys and Sex’

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Peggy Orenstein knows many parents would rather stick forks in their eyes than talk to their kids about porn. She encourages them to do it...
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Book Review | ‘The Dairy Restaurant’ Details a Niche

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“The Dairy Restaurant” Ben Katchor Penguin Random House Was the Garden of Eden the world’s first restaurant? Probably not, but the comparison offers an interesting juxtaposition...
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Author Jennifer Weiner Leads Baking and Book Clubs Online

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Author Jennifer Weiner has written 14 novels. The level of alone time necessary to achieve that output is probably best measured in years. So even...