Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis @ NYJB

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“For those interested in an introductory volume about the Jewish people and Israeli history, this book is highly recommended.”

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Commonplace Book: Jack Burton on Paying Your Dues

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Have ya paid your dues, Jack?

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Commonplace Book: Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Short-fingered Racist Vulgarians

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Captain Malcolm Reynolds has an opinion on our earthly shenanigans.

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Day of the Dead and Other Works, by Sylvia Ji @ NYJB

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Happy Day of the Dead everyone! Check out this book of cool art by Sylvia Ji.

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Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre, by Paul Gambino @ NYJB

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“Morbid Curiosities” by Paul Gambino is highly recommended for its lurid yet tasteful exploration of an otherwise ignored subculture of collecting.”

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CCLaP Fridays: Billy and the Cloneasaurus, by Stephen Kozeniewski

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“Billy and the Cloneasaurus” by Stephen Kozeniewski is about a human clone having an existential crisis and a dinosaur he meets in the wastelands.

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Translation Tuesdays: Abahn Sabana David, by Marguerite Duras @ NYJB

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“Abahn Sabana David” by Marguerite Duras is “a fable about ideological extremism under an avant-garde skin.”

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Commonplace Book: An excerpt from “Tarantula,” Bob Dylan’s only novel

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An excerpt from “Tarantula,” Bob Dylan’s only novel.

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Black Beauties: Iconic Cars Photographed by Rene Staud, by Rene Staud @ NYJB

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“Black Beauties” by Rene Staud is “[a] stylish and intelligent discussion of the intersection of transportation, aesthetics, and meaning.”

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CCLaP Fridays: The Great Ordeal (The Aspect Emperor: Book Three), by R. Scott Bakker

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Thought experiment: George R. R. Martin is The Beatles. R. Scott Bakker is The Velvet Underground.

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