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A Death in Books

A son faces the ghosts his father left behind

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Shadow Cities

For Andr

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Forgotten Women

A novelist brings to life a shameful episode in American history

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A Door Opens

The author of Stern remembers his heady first days on the literary scene

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Anger Management

Fifty years ago Gerald Green, who died this week, wrote a prescient bestseller about a Hebrew Hammer-style vigilante with his own reality show

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From Bethlehem to Jerusalem

Set in a hardscrabble mining town, Bathsheba Monk’s stories chronicle a Polish Catholic girl’s mounting interest in Judaism

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Brownsville Revisited

A graphic look at the neighborhood that spawned Danny Kaye, Mel Brooks, Jerry Stiller

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Beautiful Loser

With a new documentary and a book of poems, Leonard Cohen is primed for a comeback. For Suzanne Snider, he never went away.

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The Spy Who Loved Me

An Israeli thriller that captivated Graham Greene

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Give ‘Em Hecht

A young Chicago newspaperman thought he was perfect for the part of his hero

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Stompin’ at the Savoy

A picture-book writer learns the identity-politics dance

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Virgin Territory

Falling for a younger man who wants an arranged marriage. Plus: An audio interview with the author.

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Let’s Get Lost

Rebecca Solnit wanders and ponders landscapes haunted by Walter Benjamin and Leopold Bloom

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Note From the Underground

A fictional account of a terrorist attack becomes eerily prescient

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Plot Heavy

How two books about conspiracy theories get it wrong

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Girl Wonder

Melissa Bank’s heroines are witty, self-deprecating, underachieving…and Jewish

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Summer Reading

Hear recommendations from Tony Kushner, Myla Goldberg, Gary Shteyngart, and others

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