Tag Archives: jewish fiction

Full list of my new releases in 2016

Sorry I disappeared from reviewing for a while. I’ve had some sadness. But it’s time for me to make a full list of everything I wrote that was published for the first time in 2016 in case any of you … Continue reading

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The Golem and the Jinni: character-driven costume drama fantasy set in NYC immigrant communities

I love fantasy on an intimate scale like Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni. I like watching magical beings struggle to protect their own lives and the lives of those close to them. I like it when a story treats them … Continue reading

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Happy Purim/Chag Purim Sameach/A Freyliche Purim!

This week Rivka carries her special hamantasch shield in honor of Purim! I hope each and every one of you have a happy. Here’s the art credit. (Yes, the dragon’s probably going to eat the shield. Y’all know he has … Continue reading

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Review: Regency hetero romance with Jewish hero

True Pretenses by Rose Lerner first got on my radar this summer, as a much-needed anecdote to my anger upon discovering a trope in mainstream romance of Jewish women being paired with Nazi officers. After spending an appropriate amount of time … Continue reading

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I Love You a Latke!

Latkes for everyone! During all eight days of Chanukah, use the code latkes to get 20% off  The Second Mango and Climbing the Date Palm (but only on those links, not on Amazon or the paperbacks.) Artwork by Yeaka of the four main characters of the … Continue reading

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Even Kiddush is a magic show when there’s a wizard in the family

For non-Jews: this is Shabbat (Sabbath) dinner, and Queen Shulamit is blessing the wine. Isaac is a wizard with a flair for showing off, especially for Rivka, hence the telekinesis. Characters from The Second Mango drawn by kayaczek. Sequel Climbing … Continue reading

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Glossary of non-English words in The Second Mango

Some of them seem like English to me, because they were a constant part of my upbringing and remain a constant in my life! But, I realize that many Gentile (non-Jewish) readers would like more information about some of those words. It … Continue reading

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