Jewish Reader

December 2010

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November 2010
This month's Jewish Reader features The Glatstein Chronicles, a new translation of poet Jacob Glatstein's autobiographical novellas. This single-volume compilation was edited by Ruth Wisse...
October 2010
By focusing with meticulous exactitude on the summer polio epidemic of 1944 in one closely knit Jewish neighborhood, Philip Roth brings us face to face with the dark vulnerabilities inherent in...

August 2010
Wherever You Go is Joan Leegant’s first full-length novel and follows her acclaimed short story collection One Hour in Paradise.
July 2010
Mr. Yehoshua is Israel’s most distinguished living novelist. But he is one who joins love for the unique qualities of his people with despair over their failure to make room politically and...

June 2010
This delightfully titled novel opens with Professor Cass Seltzer standing on a bridge in Cambridge, MA, contemplating the fact that he is newly famous, newly invited to hold a Harvard faculty...
April/May 2010
Eminent scholar and editor, and professor of Yiddish literature and culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Roskies' memoir presents a closeup of the Yiddish literary world.

March 2010
The End of Everything tells the story of Mirel Hurvits and the succession of lovelorn suitors who fail to win her heart. Dissatisfied with her life and scornful of the traditional bourgeois values of...
January/February 2010
Simon Axler, a sixty-five-year-old classical American stage actor, who throughout his career has demonstrated only extraordinary success at his craft, suddenly loses his magic.

October 2009
Dalia Sofer’s highly acclaimed first novel takes places in the aftermath of the Iranian revolution in a country where “once-dapper men and women have become bearded shadows and black...
September 2009
In an unnamed country at the end of an unnumbered world war, inmate Paul Malinowski leaves a labor camp that his captors have just fled in the face of approaching American liberators. Paul’s...