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Layle Silbert
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LAYLE SILBERT has made her fame as a photographer, mostly of writers, and has had over thirty exhibits in the United States, Ecuador, and Mexico. She has published stories, poems, and a handful of personal essays, but thinks of herself chiefly as a writer of short stories, more than one hundred of which have been published in literary magazines.

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The Free Thinkers
Two Novellas
Written by Layle Silbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 10, 2001
Price: $14.95

Layle Silbert’s stories trace struggles and joys of lives overlooked. In The Free Thinkers: Two Novellas, she gives these lost lives a new voice, recovering in exacting detail the world of newly arrived Eastern European Jews in turn-of-the-century-America. Silbert’s stories chronicle their arrival in Chicago and New York, and follow them... Read more >
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The Free Thinkers
Two Novellas
Written by Layle Silbert


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 2, 2000
Price: $25.00

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Yudl
And Other Stories
Written by Layle Silbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $17.95

Set in 1920s Chicago, the short novel Yudl follows its eponymous protagonist, a middle-aged editor at a left-leaning newspaper called The Yiddish Courier. Yudl and his wife have decided to become landlords, purchasing a vacant lot and hiring an acquaintance–aptly named Mason–to oversee the construction of their future apartment building. However... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Yudl
And Other Stories
Written by Layle Silbert


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $17.95

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