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BookTrib Q&A: Contemplating Immigration and Morality with Acclaimed Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

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When Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, the Israeli author, screenwriter and psychologist first published One Night, Markovitch a few years ago, it was one of the most compelling works of literature to be translated from Hebrew into 13 different languages. Now, with her latest novel, Waking Lions, Gundar-Goshen brings readers another compelling story, this time about Dr. Eitan Green, an Israeli doctor who, while speeding at night in his SUV on a deserted road, fatally wounds a refugee with his car. What happens next is something we all hope never to deal with: how to react in a crisis where one decision can mean life or death for ourselves or another. The doctor chooses to leave the body, and pretend it never happened, but when the…

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January Book Club Picks: Schizophrenia, Refugees, and Tropical Storm Irene

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Is one of your 2018 resolutions to keep reading and discussing awesome books with your book club? Well, you’re in luck. 2018 is off to a great start in terms of thought-provoking new releases for your book club to dive into. We’ve rounded up some of our top contenders. No matter what your book club likes to read, we’ve got your January meeting covered. Just add wine and snacks! Halsey Street, Naima Coster Penelope Grand is moving home to Brooklyn under less-than-ideal circumstances. Her work hasn’t been going as planned, and her father is not well. When she returns, she is amazed to see how different her home is from when she left it.…

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‘Odd Child Out’: A BookTrib Conversation with Gilly MacMillan

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The saying “art imitates life” rings true in particular for Gilly MacMillan’s detective thriller, Odd Child Out. Her latest novel has the heavy matter of dealing with immigration and refugees, two subjects that are heavily featured in politics and the news across the globe on a daily basis. Yet, MacMillan takes these controversial topics home, having them play out in the friendship between two boys. Students of one of Bristol’s elite private schools, Noah and Abdi are inseparable, best friends since day one. They share a love of the same things, despite their wildly different backgrounds: one is the son of a photographer, with a privileged upbringing, and the other is a refugee from Somalia, attending school on a scholarship. But then…

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