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The Job

The Job: True Tales from a New York City Cop© 2015 Steve Osborn272 pages Steve Osborn grew up by his father’s side in a bar, standing on boxes to play pinball and idolizing the men his father hung out with. … Continue reading

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East of Eden

East of Eden© 1952 John Steinbeck580 pages Why did Cain kill Abel?  East of Eden explores that question via a family saga, one that stretches across North America, spanning the continent as well as the generations;  a story that begins at … Continue reading

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The Promise

The Promise© 1969 Chaim Potok336 pages Growing up is never easy, but for Orthodox boys in the mid-20th century, it’s especially hard. The Jewish people are in turmoil after the horrors of the Holocaust, some pinning their hopes on Israel … Continue reading

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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner© 2003 Khaled Hosseini400 pages . The Kite Runner is a stirring story of betrayal and redemption set in Afghanistan as the country is destroyed through revolution, war, and the takeover by Taliban militias.  The novel rests on … Continue reading

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Armada

Armada© 2012 John Stack400 pages It is the 16th century, and a crisis looms for England.  Spain, who thanks to the plunder of the New World and its Hapsburg connections, is Europe’s heavyweight and the declared enemy of England, threatens war. Spanish … Continue reading

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Come Rack! Come Rope!

Come Rack! Come Rope!© 1912 Robert Hugh Benson424 pages Dear Miss Manners:      My father, having long been both a leader of resistance against religious tyranny and an inspiration to his countrymen, has surrendered most abjectly and is pestering … Continue reading

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The Chosen

The Chosen© 1967 Chaim Potok288 pages Danny and Reuven are two Orthodox Jewish boys who take one thing very seriously: baseball.  When their rival schools meet on the baseball diamond, religious passion turns play to war, and an accident hospitalizes … Continue reading

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