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Tag: Short Story
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December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm
In Myra Goldberg's short story, "Who Can Retell," reprinted in the National Public Radio anthology, "Hanukkah Lights, Stories of the Season" (Melcher Media, 2005), a young girl is concerned that her school's holiday glee club is singling out all the Jewish students to sing Chanukah...
November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
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In late fall of 1999, I wrote a short story, "Summertime," which I eventually included in my collection, "Assumption and Other
Stories" (Bilingual Press, 2003).
When the book reviews started coming in, most noted that particular story's unsettling premise. But what fascinated me...
July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Ed. Note: Former Jewish Journal Senior Writer David Margolis died July 17 at the age of 62 in Israel, where he had lived for the past 11 years. Most recently, Margolis wrote for The Jerusalem Report, where this column, one of his last, originally appeared.
Some months ago, at a kind...
June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm
"Saving Stanley: The Brickman Stories," by Scott Nadelson (Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, $15.95).
Recently, a number of young Jewish writers have made successful entrées into the world of publishing. Jonathan Safran Foer, Gary Shteyngert, Dara Horn and others have published...
November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmThe tale of an orphan's search for acceptance. A lawyer's fantasy of a Holocaust survivor's revenge. A book that may save your marriage.
These are just a few of the interesting choices made for this year's People of the Book Festival.
Featuring more than 30 authors, including Nathan...
August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Touch and Go
TV writer and CBS executive Eugene Stein exposes a darkerside in his latest book of fiction
By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer
Eugene Stein calls himself a Jewish writer, a gay writer, aprogressive writer.
He is also a successful TV writer and the vice president of...