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Strangers in Budapest

Strangers in Budapest

by Jessica Keener

Keener’s Budapest, a rough-edged, darkly beautiful city rushing into the future, makes for an ideal place in which to explore themes of loss, love, and the courage required to come to terms with the past.read more

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The Jellyfish of Chelm

by Juli Berwald
As I sink into the sweet memories of my grandfather's old Jewish stories, I realize that they laid the foundation for me to write a book about jellyfish, our planet, and our place in it.

The Philip Roth Effect

by Joseph Kertes
Of all the writers I have read, Philip Roth has given me the most pleasure as a reader and the most courage as a writer.