Mother’s Helper

Lucette Lagnado’s first memoir was dominated by her colorful father. In The Arrogant Years, she plumbs the heartbreaking life of her mother.

Cut Short

In a memoir about her sister’s 1990 suicide, Jill Bialosky reckons with Judaism’s complicated—and still evolving—position on the taking of one’s own life

Yoram Kaniuk Wins Sapir Prize For Literature

Billie Holiday kissed and hated the Tablet contributor

Remembered

Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?

Convert’s Tale

A new study assesses the 12th-century memoir attributed to ‘Herman the former Jew’

Some People

In a spoken excerpt from her new memoir, Rachel Shukert recounts the final days of a European romance

Stick in the Mud

Mud-bathing with mom, in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir

Higher Learning

A father tells his young son a tantalizing lie

Return of the Nonexistent

Can a son’s failure to have a bar mitzvah be a mitzvah?

Mothers’ Little Helpers

Guidebooks quell the anxieties of raising up a child

Guess Who’s Coming to Seder

A Passover in Berlin stirs up questions of freedom and faith

Managed Care

Rattled by a sudden lack of indifference

Late Bloomer

A nonagenarian gives the memoir thing a go, revisiting his hard-knock Lancashire boyhood

The Comfort Zone

In our apartment, I learned French and read Shakespeare. Outside of it, things got a bit more complicated.

The Man Who Would Be King

Thirty years ago, Leslie Epstein raised hackles with his fictional take on the Lodz ghetto

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