Snow in August: A Novel

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subject_facetAntisemitism -- Fiction
Baseball stories
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Golem -- Fiction
Jewish way of life -- Fiction
title_displaySnow in August
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Snow in August A Novel
title_shortSnow in August
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAntisemitism
Baseball stories
Fiction
Friendship
Golem
Jewish way of life
Literature