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Jenna Blum::The Lost Family
Jane Isay::Unconditional Love
Nathan Englander::Dinner at the Center of the Earth
Adam Frank::Light of the Stars
Peter Lovenheim::The Attachment Effect
Joanne Serling::Good Neighbors
Norman Ornstein::One Nation After Trump
Avi Jorisch::Thou Shalt Innovate
Bernice Steinhardt::Memories of Survival
Yosef Mendelevich::Unbroken Spirit
Yossi Klein Halevi::Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

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NathanEnglanderNathan Englander

Dinner at the Center of the Earth
(Vintage Books, September 2018)

After 20 years, Pulitzer Prize finalist Nathan Englander returns to Rochester with his latest novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth—a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. Who is right, who is wrong—who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner? This novel is a tour de force from one of America’s most acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction. Englander is the author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, and the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Englander’s play, The Twenty-Seventh Man, premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with his family.


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