The following is the first of an eight-part series. It is a work of thinly-veiled fiction. Which means that it is more true than most of what you read
Yankel found women inscrutable, yet hated himself for caring so much what was on their minds.
Wouk says his “main task” was to teach history through his novels.
Leah offers to clean the windshield wipers but how would it look having his date doing roadside assistance for him?
The first chapter in a new serialized novel about a Yiddish-speaking yeshiva student and his girlfriend in Brooklyn in the 1980s
Set against the backdrop of an English country estate, Natasha Solomons’s new novel tells saga of a Jewish family beset by family conflict, love and grief.
Barack Obama has weighed in: his favorite book of 2015 is Lauren Groff’s ‘Fates and Furies.’
Ethel Rosenberg who, along with her husband Julius, was tried and executed for conspiring to pass atomic secrets to Russia, in one of the celebrated cases in the anti-Communist Red Scare of the 1950s. However recently released grand jury testimony from Ethel’s brother, David Greenglass, has cast doubt on her guilt. A new novel by Jillain Kantor joins this conversation with a sympathetic portrait of Ethel as a wife and mother.
On the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, Sigal Samuel presents a short story about what happens when the famous scientist can no longer be trusted.
Ben Lerner, 36, began his writing career as a poet, but his two debut novels, one published in 2011 and the other last year, quickly gained critical acclaim and have both been called “brilliant” and “revolutionary,” among other praise.