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Read This Now: The Index

What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times by David Stronberg (ed.)I love fables and folk tales and was excited to read this collection. Not knowing much about Yiddish folklore, I found this interesting. The stories are told in a way that adults and young readers will enjoy and I think makes the case that folk tales are still an important part of storytelling.

In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times by David Stronberg (ed.) ($17.99*, Delacorte Books for Young Readers), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.