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Names in a Jar

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Family, identity, and loyalty are at stake in Jennifer Gold’s historical novel "Names in a Jar", a coming-of-age story set during the Holocaust. Lina Krawitz wants to be a storyteller and writer, but when her mother dies while giving... Read More

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He Gets That from Me

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Family, parenthood, and belonging are at the center of Jacqueline Friedland’s heartwarming and thought-provoking novel "He Gets That from Me". Donovan and Chip have successful careers and a beautiful home—all they could ask for,... Read More

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The Just

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Jan Brokken’s history text "The Just" documents a rescue operation to save Jews from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Lithuania. When Jan Zwartendijk became the branch manager of the Dutch company Philips in Lithuania, he had no idea... Read More

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Frieda’s Song

by Erika Harlitz Kern

The lives of two women become intertwined across generations in Ellen Prentiss Campbell’s historical novel "Frieda’s Song". In 1935, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, a Jewish psychoanalyst, leaves Nazi Germany for the United States, where she... Read More

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Infinite Blues

by Erika Harlitz Kern

The fate of Earth hangs in the balance in Gerald Brennan’s alternate history novel "Infinite Blues". The year is 1968, and the Cold War is in a deep freeze. An astronaut arrives at a space station orbiting Earth. He is there on a... Read More

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