fiction by Dara Horn

1862 In a Mississippi Saloon

So it happened, one tired afternoon after their arrival, that Sergeant McAllister and the supposed Sergeant Samuels made their way toward town in search of a drink.

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Stories of Race and Reconciliation

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1862 In a Mississippi Saloon

fiction by Dara Horn

In the Civil War, Jews — Jewish women in particular— unexpectedly found themselves on both sides of the conflict.

1919 At the Connecticut Shore

fiction by Jane Lazarre

Hannah Sokolov — a young Jewish wife and mother transplanted by her husband from Brooklyn — meets the Watermans, a black couple who labor in the local fish store; she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Samuel and, as a result, to Belle as well.