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Day 4 of Jewish American Heritage Month: Start a book club

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Put down the Angry Birds and dive into a tale written by a young American Jewish author. Some ideas to start out the list: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” Nathan Englander’s elegant and darkly humorous collection of short stories; “Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde,” Rebecca Dana’s debut memoir about living with a lapsed hasidic rabbi in Crown Heights while nursing a broken heart; and “Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots,” Jessica Soffer’s (no relation) debut novel inspired by her love of cooking and her Iraqi Jewish heritage. All are available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.com.

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