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Lucky 7: The Frozen Rabbi

No Comments Sometime during his restless fifteenth year, Bernie Karp discovered in his parents’ food freezer — a white-enameled Kelvinator humming in its corner of the basement rumpus room — an old man frozen in a block…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 2

2 Comments 2 Comments This summer I’m revisiting Sinclair Lewis, whom despite being the first American writer awarded the Nobel, along with the first to refuse the Pulitzer, seems to have fallen out of vogue in recent decades, but…

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The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern Publication Day

31 Comments 31 Comments When I was five, I developed a morbid fascination with the chicken fillets in my grandmother’s freezer. I was absolutely sure that they were the remains of her late, misanthropic cat Griffer. I was denied…

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This Summer’s Hottest Frozen Treat!

No Comments No Comments “Extraordinary.”–The New York Times Book Review “Page after page, Stern embraces every outrageous possibility, in lush, cartwheeling sentences that layer deep mystery atop page-turning action atop Borscht Belt humor.”—Washington Post “A funny, profound and virtuosic…

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The Frozen Giveaway

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The N.Y. Times Loves…

No Comments No Comments The New York Times Book Review has only good things to say about Algonquin reads! The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern The July 3rd issue of The New York Times Book Review gave a full…

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Author Q&A: Steve Stern

1 Comment 1 Comment This week from Algonquin: Steve Stern‘s newest novel, The Frozen Rabbi. Stern has been writing for over twenty-five years, earning high praise for his Yiddish-folklore-inspired novels, short-story collections, and children’s books. He’s won the O.…

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There’s a rabbi in the freezer…

1 Comment 1 Comment In anticipation of today’s excerpt from Steve Stern‘s The Frozen Rabbi, I sat down with a copy of the book last night, intending to maybe read the first chapter, feel out Stern’s prose, and fall…

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