Dara Horn
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Dara Horn

Dara Horn was born in New Jersey in 1977 and received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard University in 2006, studying Hebrew and Yiddish. In 2007 she was chosen by Granta magazine as one of America's "Best Young American Novelists." Her first novel, In the Image, published by W.W. Norton when she was 25, received a 2003 National Jewish Book Award, the 2002 Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and the 2003 Reform Judaism Fiction Prize. Her second novel, The World to Come, published by W.W. Norton in 2006, received the 2006 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the 2007 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, was selected as an Editors' Choice in The New York Times Book Review and as one of the Best Books of 2006 by The San Francisco Chronicle, and has been translated into eleven languages. Her third novel, All Other Nights, published in 2009 by W.W. Norton, was selected as an Editors' Choice in The New York Times Book Review and was one of Booklist's 25 Best Books of the Decade. In 2012, her nonfiction e-book The Rescuer was published by Tablet magazine and became a Kindle bestseller. Her newest novel, A Guide for the Perplexed, is available in September 2013. She has taught courses in Jewish literature and Israeli history at Harvard, Sarah Lawrence College, and City University of New York, and has lectured at over two hundred universities and cultural institutions throughout North America and in Israel. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.

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    • Eternal Life

    • By: Dara Horn
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    The award-winning, critically acclaimed author returns with an ingenious novel about what it would mean to live forever....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • deep, subtle, well done

    • By Rabbi Eitan Levy on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The World to Come

    • By: Dara Horn
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Horn weaves a story of mystery, romance, folklore, history, and theology into a spellbinding modern tale....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating journey , heartful

    • By David on 04-06-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • All Other Nights

    • A Novel
    • By: Dara Horn
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All Other Nights

    • By ilene on 09-13-09

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Rescuer

    • By: Dara Horn
    • Narrated by: Diane Piron-Gelman
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In 1941, a young Harvard-educated classicist named Varian Fry arrived in occupied France on a daring mission to rescue Europe's leading writers, artists, and intellectuals....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Liked It

    • By Nichole Long on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $9.95

    • A Guide for the Perplexed

    • A Novel
    • By: Dara Horn
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented a program that records everything its users do....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good overall

    • By Raquel Arteaga on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $23.07

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