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So Help Me Word

Shalom Auslander reads from his new memoir—and waits for calamity to strike

A Change of Plan

The short story that became The Heartbreak Kid

English Cracker

Will Charlotte Mendelson’s new novel change the scope of British fiction?

Crime and Punishment

Photo shoots, red wine, compliments

Do It Yourself

From crocheting a kippah to making your own shofar, The Jewish Catalog explains it all

Regatta Land

Amid Harvard’s ivy-covered bricks, the hero of Myron Kaufmann’s Remember Me to God struggles to become part of the in crowd

Princess for a Day

The Prince William-obsessed heroine of Holly-Jane Rahlens’ latest novel is preparing for her bat mitzvah

The Seeker

In Ehud Havazelet’s gripping first novel, questions are what matter

Cairene Dream

In telling her father’s story of exile, Lucette Lagnado conjures the beloved Egypt and ugly Brooklyn of her youth

Stolen Gems

Dalia Sofer depicts one family’s fearful and bittersweet days in revolutionary Iran

Power Failure

Ruth Wisse takes on anti-Semitism and Jewish discomfort with being in charge

Resistance Fighter

In her new novel, Tatiana de Rosnay challenges France’s hero complex

Secret History

Natalie Danford’s glimpse into life of wartime Urbino

A Woman Out of Time

In 1938, at the height of U.S. isolationism, Americans devoured Phyllis Bottome’s chronicle of a German-Jewish family’s struggle to survive under the Nazi regime

Prayer Revival

A poet brings a collection of 19th-century supplications back to life

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