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Jewish Book Council Picks the Jewish Book of the Year

The Jewish Book Council has revealed the winners of its annual National Jewish Book Awards, picking City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, With a Visual Essay by Diana L. Linden as the Jewish Book of the Year.

The Innocents by Francesca Segal won the fiction award and Israel: A History by Anita Shapira took the history award. In addition, the children’s and young adult literature award went to Meet at the Ark at Eight by Ulrich Hub.

Read all the winners and finalists at the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards page.

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