kaddish.com by Nathan Englander

After the first few chapters of kaddish.com, I did not know how to feel. I’d expected the book to tell the story of Larry’s misadventures over the 11-month mourning period for his father. So after the first part ended, and Larry came home, and that was that, I’d felt short-changed. I couldn’t make sense ofContinue reading “kaddish.com by Nathan Englander”

“Peep Show” by Nathan Englander

Another story in Nathan Englander’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, “Peep Show” takes us on a reflective journey. In a weak and impulsive moment, a man takes a detour into a strip club. He knows he shouldn’t, but, heck, we are all entitled to make our own mistakes, so letContinue reading ““Peep Show” by Nathan Englander”

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” by Nathan Englander

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” (the title story of this compilation) is about the generation(s) of Jewish Americans that grew up after the holocaust. For the most part, they’d lived generally worry-free lives, with some members of the generation eventually moving “back” from the US to Israel. Speaking of USContinue reading ““What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” by Nathan Englander”