Two books — one nonfiction, the other fiction — that deal with Jewish history.
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A splendid, absorbing read in which you feel as if you’ve been dropped onto the set of a Mozart opera.
Frances Wilson’s biography of Thomas De Quincey is superb, written with enormous empathy and insight.
This is a book about “survivor’s guilt,” and also about the terrible loneliness that comes of losing so many whom you love.
If any of you are harboring a budding young musician, investigate the possibility of he or she attending BUTI.
Kent Haruf’s novels remind us that even in the hardest lives, there is joy, often delicate and evanescent, but joy, nevertheless.
This canny writer is concerned with the kind of complicated family relationships that engaged his Jewish literary forebears.
Editors Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue are not trying to teach us how to read the poems.
You may have read similar earlier works, but Dominic Smith’s novel is in a class of its own.