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

“For those interested in an introductory volume about the Jewish people and Israeli history, this book is highly recommended.” Advertisements Continue reading Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis @ NYJB

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Expiration Date by Sherril Jaffe

Following what is presumably a supernatural vision, Flora believes she will die.  What follows is Sherril Jaffe’s novel entitled Expiration Date.  Flora finds herself in the Heavenly Court where a verdict is passed.  She will die in twenty-five years.  At the time the announcement is made, Flora is pregnant.  The novel follows Flora’s impending date with doom, alternating chapters with her life and that of her mother, Muriel. Muriel stands in opposition to her daughter’s predetermined death by avoiding a life in a nursing home outside San Francisco.  She takes up with a taciturn gentleman named Wilbur, a former pilot … Continue reading Expiration Date by Sherril Jaffe

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