The message given by the book is clear: for the American Jewish intelligentsia, Yiddish is primarily associated with the Holocaust.
Called to confront the possibility of radically altered worlds, Krauss’s characters find themselves trapped in the undertow of daily life.
A week of shiva forces the novel’s protagonist to confront the unsettling fact that the central bond in her life has been one of conflict.
Is it possible to root a story entirely in a noxious stereotype, and still create something genuinely human — and genuinely good?
For Hamill, there were never enough stories, never enough ways to speak truth to power and never enough ways to make a tale just a little more grand.
“All My Mother’s Lovers” begins where most coming-of-age novels leave off.
Timing is everything in publishing; you want to capitalize on the cultural moment. But is anything published during a pandemic timely?
“Little Eyes” suggests we love each other best when we erect enough barriers between ourselves and the human frailties of others.
Sometime around fifth grade I found Blume’s “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” It came to me at the perfect time.
Books such as David Duke’s “My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding” are no longer listed for purchase.