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Moth­er for Dinner by Shalom Aus­lan­der

Moth­er for Dinner by Shalom Aus­lan­der

Seventh Seltzer has done everything he can to break from the past, but in his overbearing, narcissistic mother’s last moments he is drawn back into the life he left behind. At her deathbed, she...

Benjamin's Crossing by Jay Parini

Benjamin’s Crossing by Jay Parini

Soon to be a motion picture starring Colin Firth and directed by Pat O’Connor. The acclaimed and now-classic biographical novel of Walter Benjamin’s last days–adapted into screenplay by Jay Parini. It is 1940. For...