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May Book Review Wrap Up

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, thriller, and humor. Get my reviews direct to your inbox every Wednesday and check back here for monthly […]

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Book Review: The Book of Jeremiah by Julie Zuckerman

By: Julie Zuckerman The Book of Jeremiah, a Novel in Stories, follows eight decades of the life of Jeremiah Gerstler. I really enjoyed the concept of this book. Zuckerman lays out each milestone of Jeremiah’s life as though it were a short story, jumping from past to present and back again. The book feels like […]

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Book Review – Destiny by Design: Leah’s Journey by Mirta Ines Trupp

By Mirta Ines Trupp Destiny by Design: Leah’s Journey is set in Imperial Russia, in the late 19th Century. Leah Abramovitz is the youngest of twelve children, coming of age in Odessa. Her upper class merchant family is suddenly faced with a challenging political climate which threatens their livelihood. Despite her opposition to the decision, […]

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Book Review: The Meyersons of Meryton by Mirta Ines Trupp

By Mirta Ines Trupp This variation on Pride and Prejudice revisits the Bennet family as they welcome new neighbors to Meryton. Rabbi Meyerson and his family are received at Longbourn on their arrival from London as Rabbi Meyerson is to serve the Hebrew congregation of Meryton. But other business calls the Rabbi away to Brighton, […]

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Book Review: It All Started Down at the Stewarts by Joe Medler

By Joe Medler Frank is a retiree who regularly meets a group of friends for coffee. A chance to get out of the house and keep up with friends. Frank becomes suspicious when his friend Dale announces one day that his wife Doris has passed away. Frank decides his friend’s behavior doesn’t see quite right […]

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Book Review #ShidduchCrisis by Penina Shtauber

By Penina Shtauber Shidduch dating is an Orthodox Jewish form of dating where singles are matched for the purpose of finding a spouse. It is an intense form of dating that occurs over a short period of time. #ShidduchCrisis is a collection of short stories told from the perspective of young Jewish singles in the […]

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Book Review: Cells by Julia Cowan

By Julia Cowan Jim is a troubled teen from a difficult background having grown up without a proper role model. He finds himself on the wrong side of the law after breaking into a house one night. But his attempted petty crime is going to change his life in ways he couldn’t possibly imagine. David […]

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Book Review: Hannah’s War by Jan Eliasberg

By Jan Eliasberg Dr. Hannah Weiss is a Jewish scientist, working in Berlin, in 1938, working on one of the most important scientific discoveries of the time. Splitting the atom. Already fighting an uphill battle of being a woman in a man’s world, she faces even greater challenges as a Jewish scientist living under the […]

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How to Market a Self-Published Book

You’ve slaved away for weeks, months, possibly years creating your masterpiece. You’ve edited. You’ve proofread. You’ve tweaked the formatting. You’ve agonized. You’ve probably even cried a little. Hey, we’ve all been there! But you’ve finally hit ‘publish’ and launched your book. Now comes the hard part. Marketing. I’ve often said writing a book is the […]

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Book Review – Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

By Deborah Feldman Deborah Feldman grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the Samtar sect of Hasidic Judaism, a highly secretive ultra-orthodox community. Deborah was raised by her grandparents after her parents’ marriage failed and her mother left the community. In her memoir, Ms Feldman tells her story of her upbringing in this very restrictive, conservative […]

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