Volume 7, Issue 5, 5774

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Five Fiction Favorites

New Jewish year, new books to love. We chose five reads over the summer to share with you, and as you’ll see in our Q&A’s with the authors, the stories cover quite a range. There’s a heart-wrenching medical (and family) drama; a fascinating portrait of a gay couple seeking a baby through surrogacy; a fun and romantic caper; a gripping coming-of-age tale of a teen boy in Baltimore; and an intriguing fantasy with a golem and a jinni. What all these books have in common are Jewish characters that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Meet the authors who wrote the books…

Michelle Cove, Editor
mcove@brandeis.edu

In This Issue

  • The Paternity Test paternity_test

    In this unconventional family saga, Michael Lowenthal explores the question of who “counts” as being Jewish.

  • The Golem and the Jinni golem

    Helene Wecker aims to add a little more magic to our world and play with familiar ideas in unexpected ways.

  • The Laws of Gravity TheLawsofGravity.r

    Liz Rosenberg discusses the inspiration behind her heartbreaking tale of family drama and the ethical questions that haunted her.

  • Matchpoint MATCHPOINT

    Elise Sax draws upon her investigative skills, humor, and Jewish background to create the latest installment of her zany matchmaker series.

  • The Sensualist sensualist

    Daniel Torday explains the inspiration behind his gripping coming-of-age tale about a Jewish high-school student in Baltimore.

  • Resources – Vol 7, Issue 5 614 eZine Resources

    A sampling of resources that provide more information on Jewish books.

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