A son faces the ghosts his father left behind
A novelist brings to life a shameful episode in American history
The author of Stern remembers his heady first days on the literary scene
Fifty years ago Gerald Green, who died this week, wrote a prescient bestseller about a Hebrew Hammer-style vigilante with his own reality show
Set in a hardscrabble mining town, Bathsheba Monk’s stories chronicle a Polish Catholic girl’s mounting interest in Judaism
A graphic look at the neighborhood that spawned Danny Kaye, Mel Brooks, Jerry Stiller
With a new documentary and a book of poems, Leonard Cohen is primed for a comeback. For Suzanne Snider, he never went away.
An Israeli thriller that captivated Graham Greene
A young Chicago newspaperman thought he was perfect for the part of his hero
A picture-book writer learns the identity-politics dance
Falling for a younger man who wants an arranged marriage. Plus: An audio interview with the author.
Rebecca Solnit wanders and ponders landscapes haunted by Walter Benjamin and Leopold Bloom
A fictional account of a terrorist attack becomes eerily prescient
How two books about conspiracy theories get it wrong
Melissa Bank’s heroines are witty, self-deprecating, underachieving…and Jewish
Hear recommendations from Tony Kushner, Myla Goldberg, Gary Shteyngart, and others