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Costale­gre by Court­ney Maum

Costale­gre by Court­ney Maum

It is 1937, and Europe is on the brink of war. Hitler is circulating a most-wanted list of “cultural degenerates”―artists, writers, and thinkers whose work is deemed antithetical to the new regime. To prevent...

Nick Bones Underground by Phil M Cohen

Nick Bones Underground by Phil M Cohen

Professor Nick Friedman takes a wild ride through a dystopic and dangerous New York City searching for his old high school buddy Shmulie Shimmer. Shmulie is the inventor of Lerbs, the most popular designer...

The Passover Mouse by Joy Nelkin Wieder

The Passover Mouse by Joy Nelkin Wieder

Illustrator: Sha­har Kober In this charming and witty Passover story about kindness, community, tradition, and forgiveness, a little mouse disrupts a town’s preparations for the holiday when it steals a piece of leavened bread—or...

The Dry Heart by Natalia Ginzburg

The Dry Heart by Natalia Ginzburg

Translator: Frances Fre­naye The Dry Heart begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement: “I shot him between the eyes.” As the tale―a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and bitterness―proceeds, the narrator’s...