Shoshana Olidort


Rivka Galchen’s Short Stories Transport Readers Into Magical Worlds

By Shoshana Olidort

Rivka Galchen’s Short Stories Transport Readers Into Magical Worlds
Some of Rivka Galchen’s stories recount growing up in the only Jewish family of an Oklahoma town. Others are (even) more surreal, like one that deals with furniture coming to life.Read More


She Was a Novelist, Chicago-Born

By Shoshana Olidort

She Was a Novelist, Chicago-Born
Born and raised in Chicago, where she lived until her death in 2001, Layle Silbert was best known as a photographer. But the posthumous publication of ‘Yudl’ reveals her talent as a fiction writer.Read More


Stuart Nadler's Story of Interracial Love Explores Tensions in Jewish Families

By Shoshana Olidort

Stuart Nadler's Story of Interracial Love Explores Tensions in Jewish Families
Stuart Nadler tells a story about a love story between a Jewish boy and a black girl in 1950s suburbia. The debut novel also explores a fraught father-son relationship.Read More


A.B. Yehoshua Looks Back at His Country and Art

By Shoshana Olidort

A.B. Yehoshua Looks Back at His Country and Art
In A.B. Yehoshua’s latest novel, an aging Israeli film director is invited for a retrospective of his life’s work. The trip spurs a journey back in time.Read More


Wrestling With Faith in the Land of Oz

By Shoshana Olidort

Wrestling With Faith in the Land of Oz
Amos Oz and his daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger are avowed secularists. But in their new book, they wrestle with the age-old question: ‘Who is a Jew?’Read More



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