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A murder in New York is nothing new, but when it happens among the ultra-orthodox Jews of Borough Park, that's another thing altogether. Rebekah Roberts finds herself investigating the story for the paper, while facing a part of her past she knows nothing about. You can read my revised review here

Invisible City by Julia Dahl Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, a Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby for her religion. After college Rebekah moves to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a reporter. Covering the murder of a Hasidic woman, she learns that since the NYPD kowtows to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, there will be no autopsy and the killer may get away with murder.

Brooklyn Toile by Beastie Boys' Mike D - Neatorama Toile du Jouy prints usually depict bucolic scenes of farm animals, couples on a picnic and such, but that won't do for Beastie Boys singer Mike D. When Mike wanted to decorate his Brooklyn house, he decided to fight for his right to design his own Brooklyn-themed toile wallpaper.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER EDGAR AWARD WINNER * ANTHONY AWARD WINNER BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ACCIDENT Can we ever escape our secrets? In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, Kate Moore's days are

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart - Traces the author’s experiences as a young bullied Jewish-Russian immigrant in Queens, his haphazard college pursuits, and his initial forays into a literary career. Recommended by: Lisa Caputo, Assistant Library Director

#13 - Failing to secure American support for the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War in 1938, a minor Spanish noble travels to Paris, where h...

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood, http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00UNC9Q3M/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_s8Yjwb1JFN431

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