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An Interview with Alexs Thompson

Carol Novis has worked for publications including Winnipeg Free Press, Cape Times and The Jerusalem Post. She has more recently started working in fiction, including a children’s book, entitled The Adventures of Mary Fairy. Today she joins me to talk about her cozy mystery series, Tension on a Pension. Q: Can you sum up the […]

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Book Review: The Girl Who Said Goodbye

By: Heather Allen The Girl Who Said Goodbye is the memoir of author, Heather Allen’s aunt, Siv Eng whose life was turned upside down by the violent take-over of the Khmer Rouge army, in Cambodia, in the 1970s. Siv Eng was studying pharmacology when she, her brother, sister-in-law, and aunt were rounded up and marched […]

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Book Review: Can’t Stop the Funk, A Cadillac Holland Mystery

By: H. Max Hiller Can’t Stop the Funk is book three of four in the Cadillac Holland Mystery series. This installment is set in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Someone is making offers to homeowners, seeking to buy up homes built by the Make it Right Foundation. But something about the offers […]

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An Interview with Carol Novis

Carol Novis has worked for publications including Winnipeg Free Press, Cape Times and The Jerusalem Post. She has more recently started working in fiction, including a children’s book, entitled The Adventures of Mary Fairy. Today she joins me to talk about her cozy mystery series, Tension on a Pension. Q: Can you sum up the […]

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Book Review: Floating in the Neversink

By: Andrea Simon In Floating in the Neversink, author Andrea Simon transports her readers to 1950s Brooklyn where we meet 9-year-old Amanda Gerber. Mandy, as she’s known to her friends and family, is faced with a summer away from her best friend, Francine as her family heads to her grandmother’s summer home in the Catskills. […]

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An Interview with Andrea Simon

Andrea Simon is the author of three books. Check back tomorrow for my review of Floating in the Neversink. In our interview, we discuss all three of her works, currently available on Amazon. Q: Let’s start off with your most recent work. Can you sum up Floating in the Neversink in 20 words or less. […]

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Book Review: A Place of Exodus

By: David Biespiel In A Place of Exodus, author David Biespiel shares the story of his experience growing up in a tightly knit Jewish community outside of Houston, Texas. But an argument with his rabbi causes him to move away from his idyllic childhood community. The book explores Biespiel’s journey as a self-proclaimed “retired” Jew […]

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An Interview with Julie Gray

Julie Gray has written for several publications, including The Huffington Post, Moment Magazine, and The Times of Israel. Her most recent book, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is currently available on Amazon. Q: Can you sum up The True Adventures of Gidon Lev in 20 words or less? After liberation from a Nazi concentration […]

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An Interview with Ruth Rotkowitz

Ruth Rotkowitz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949 to Jewish Holocaust survivors who fled Vienna, Austria when Hitler came to power. This legacy has informed her research and her writing. Her debut novel, Escaping the Whale is currently available on Amazon. Q: Can you sum up Escaping the Whale in 20 words or […]

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Book Review: Red Winter

By: Kyra Kaptzan Robinov Nikolaevsk-on-Amur was a peaceful, frozen hamlet in Eastern Siberia, isolated from the rest of Russia and its political unrest. Until the winter of 1920, when Bolsheviks found their way into the town, arresting opposition party members, business owners, foreigners, and Jews. This idyllic village was suddenly turned into a war zone. […]

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