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Naomi Ragen discusses marriage, haredim, terrorism and lawsuits  Naomi Ragen’s passion for telling compelling stories in her bestselling novels can be traced back to her childhood. At six, living in a...read more...
Grazia Dei Rossi sequel is rich in atmosphere  Toronto-based writer Jacqueline Park is currently at work on the third panel of a formidable historical literary triptych.  The Legacy of...read more...
A vibrant history of Toronto the GoodAmbitious in scope and masterful in execution, Allan Levine’s panoramic portrait of our city from its beginnings to the present is sweeping and...read more...
The Rebbe can still attract a crowdWhat had been planned as a book review for a small group attracted a standing-room-only crowd this week at Indigo, Bayview Village in Toronto. ...read more...
The Kindness of StrangersThank God, most of us born in Canada after the middle of the last century will never be tested the way the generation of our parents and grandparents...read more...
Diverse program at Jewish Book Festival spotlights 16 authorsIn  November 2013, the Jewish community centres (JCCs) of Greater Toronto hosted a Jewish Book Festival with only three authors, a production so...read more...
David Bezmozgis explores questions of justice and forgivenessTrends in contemporary literature aside, author David Bezmozgis isn’t especially interested in the trope of anti-hero. The Latvian-born, Toronto-...read more...
Dramatic telling of Alison Pick’s spiritual transformationSeven years ago, as Toronto author Alison Pick began researching and writing what would become her prize-winning novel Far to Go, she realized that...read more...
A tough trip eastToday the train ride into Warsaw offers equal portions of wonder and the mundane. Pre-World War II red brick rail buildings mix with sparkling new...read more...
Furst novels are a masterpiece of heart-racing plot and complex charactersMidnight in Europe Alan Furst   (Random House, New York, 2014)     The severe political extremisms of Europe in the last century and...read more...

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