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  • Lawyer uncovers her roots in debut novel ‘City of the Sun’

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    September 10, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    In 1956, during the Suez Crisis, a young Juliana Maio and her family were kicked out of Egypt and forced to flee to France. All her life, she was curious about her background and her roots, and as she grew older, she started to research her personal history. 

    “I had a question,...

  • Jews’ Winning Words

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nobody remembers whether the Torah has ever won a book award before. This year's National Jewish Book Award for general nonfiction goes to "Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary," edited by David Lieber and Jules Harlow (Jewish Publication Society, 2001).

    Ten years in the making, "Etz...

  • The Flames of Truth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Two fires taught me lessons about my life, two fires separated by nearly six decades," says the heroine of Kate Wenner's debut novel, "Setting Fires," about a documentary filmmaker and her dying father.

    The statement is also true of Wenner, a former "20/20" producer who'll speak...

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