A Polish Jewish immigrant from a large Hasidic clan in Warsaw, Eli Tannen led a sometimes difficult, decidedly nonlinear life.
“In reality, the history of pageants mirrors the many monumental changes related to a woman’s place in society.”
Daphne Merkin’s “22 Minutes of Unconditional Love” is an erotic, metafictional tale of female submission.
For Masha Gessen, the Moscow-born author and Vladimir Putin’s biographer, Trump is an aspiring autocrat.
Roth could seem to be “a beguiling but remote citadel: august, many-towered, lavishly defended.” Benjamin Taylor knew him better.
In Demmin, a town of just 15,000, as many as 1,000 people took their own lives.
With generosity and empathy, Hadley Freeman retells a fascinating family history.
“Our protagonist, Justus Rosenberg, is a risk-taker, and his first-hand account of the Nazi hysteria is gripping.”
“House on Endless Waters” is an intensely clever literary construction that never compromises readability.
For Diana Wichtel, facing the past felt superior to running from it.