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Joshua Cohen’s The Netanyahus.
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“He told me, looking over his shoulder though no one was eavesdropping, that he liked Reagan.”
It’s a cop-out to explain away a novel’s improprieties on the grounds that they are of another age.
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A funny and heartbreaking alternate reality.
At ninety-two, the author remains at the height of her powers.
A new biography is a “narrative masterwork.”
The blessing and the curse.
Steve Kogan’s Winter Vigil.
Esther Safran Foer wants you to know she’s still here, and doing great.
Sex, drugs, and Zohar?
A devout Christian finds comfort in these tales of ḥasidic rebels.