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  • Up Close: June 23, 2014

    by TJC Staff
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    On this episode of Up Close, interviews with two debut novelists writing about the Jewish immigrant experience.

    First, Steven I. Weiss talks with Boris Fishman, author of A Replacement Life, which is about a family of Russian-Jewish immigrants to the U.S. in the 1990s, with a plot twist about Holocaust reparations.

    Then, Susan Jane Gilman, author of The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, tells what inspired her to write the story of the poor, early-20th century Russian-Jewish immigrant Malka Traynovsky’s transformation into American ice cream mogul Lillian Dunkle.

    Watch the complete episode on TJC on-demand on cable in the TJC Original Series/Interviews category. You can also watch highlights from the episode in the video above, or listen to the complete audio of this episode at the top of this post or by subscribing to our weekly audio podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/tjcupclose or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tjcs-up-close/id807702211.

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