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2014 National Jewish Book Awards

The guidelines and submission form for the 2014 National Jewish Book Awards are now available. The deadline for submission is October 8, 2014.

Fiction: Summer Beach Reads

A list of wonderful reads for you to enjoy this summer!

Sometimes History Throws Me A Bone

Roberta Rich, the author The Harem Midwife, blogs for The Postscript on the the amazing (true!) stories that one can find in history...and her inspiration for her latest book.

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Panic in a Suitcase

Panic in a Suitcase

by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

The Nasmertov family is unhappy in its own way. Leaving Odessa for the Soviet immigrant community of Brighton Beach, three generations orbit around the infrequent visits of Pasha, Esther and Robert’s only son, a poet with a poet’s constitution, from their city of origin. read more

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From the JBC Blog

Interview with Anya Ulinich

by Tahneer Oksman
Petropolis author Anya Ulinich discusses her first graphic novel, Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel.

Jews and Slavery: Clara Solomon and Lucy Lewis

by Sabra Waldfogel
Clara Solomon was a typical teenager—gossiping with her friends, tending to her younger sisters, yearning for pretty clothes, and fretting about her appearance. But her circumstances were far from typical: Clara kept her diary as the Civil War broke out and as the Union Army occupied New Orleans.