Books Shalom Auslander Books by Shalom Auslander Shalom Auslander has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Faith & Spirituality Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Shalom Auslander Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Laughing Matters: Five Funny Books With Substance July 17, 2012 Who says humor books can't be serious? Critic Heller McAlpin recommends some light but not weightless reads on mostly modern dilemmas: the pitfalls of class snobbery, what to do with those expensive higher degrees, the challenges of long marriages, and why otherwise rational women wear high heels. Book Reviews 'Hope': The Holocaust Ghosts in the Attic January 23, 2012 In this cheekily irreverent first novel by Shalom Auslander, an worry-worn family man moves to bucolic upstate New York — only to find that Anne Frank is squatting in his attic. Book Reviews 'Hope': A Comic Novel About The Holocaust? Fresh Air January 11, 2012 Shalom Auslander's Hope: A Tragedy takes on genocide, identity politics and Anne Frank (now elderly and squatting in a farmhouse in upstate New York) with grim humor and daring irreverence. 'Hope': A Comic Novel About The Holocaust? Listen· 5:49 5:49 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/145033400/145035410" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript iStockphoto.com Three Books... Three Love Letters For A Literary Affair February 13, 2010 Who needs the frustration of dedicating yourself to another person? This Valentine's Day, writer Annabelle Gurwitch finds a love affair with words much more satisfying. The most interesting love, she says, happens during a passionate attraction to ideas.