Jewish Jornal: "Save the Whales! Save Yiddish! Save the Planet!: Everything is Connected and Needs Our Help - Review of “Rare Stuff” by Brett Ashley Kaplan" by Karen E. H. Skinazi (July 29th, 2022)

                                                            In England, where I live, temperatures shot up over 100 degrees last week—a record high. Fires raged across the country, roads and train tracks buckled in the heat, and even climate scientists were stunned. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that so much...

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Smile Politely: "Uncovering Rare Stuff with Brett Ashley Kaplan" by Jessica Hammie (July 13th, 2022)                                                                                  Dr. Brett Ashley Kapan is a Professor and Conrad Humanities Scholar in Comparative and World Literature, as well as the director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies in the Jewish Studies program at the University of Illinois. Her research interests include... 

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Kirkus: "A dreamy story with surprising emotional resonance." (June 1st, 2022)

                                                                       Yiddish-speaking whales, a suitcase packed with secrets, and one young woman’s desperate attempt to find answers. When Sidney Zimmerman’s father, Aaron, dies, she doesn't feel any longed-for closure. Instead...

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Press Release: "Interlocking stories, mysterious clues, Yiddish-speaking whales in debut novel Rare Stuff" by Brenda Thompson (July 12th, 2022)                                          

                                                                                                                        URBANA-CHAMPAIGN—The new novel Rare Stuff takes readers on a multilayered, mysterious journey through a series of interlocking clues. An intriguing search for a missing person moves through real and magically real universes in New York, Chicago...

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