Through the Narrow Gate, a memoir by former nun Karen Armstrong.
Run, a family drama by Ann Patchett.
Backstage with Chaverim Boys Choir, a children’s book by Israeli teen Chaya Rosen.
People of the Book, an historical novel by Geraldine Brooks, inspired by the history of the Sarajevo Haggadah.
Saving Israel, a defense of Israel and suggestions for the future, by Daniel Gordis
The Girl Who Played with Fire, a suspense novel by Swedish author Stiegg Larsson.
Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean, a history of legal and illegal commerce and settlement by Jews in the New World during the Spanish Inquisition, by Edward Kritzler.
I also would have liked to review In the Woods, a psychological detective story by Tana French
and The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History by Linda Colley. Colley tells the history of 18th-century commerce and sea travel through a study of one woman and her family. Jews, because of international connections through the Jewish community and a broad knowledge of language, were prominent in sea trade during this period as well.
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