Isaac Blum

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Isaac Blum is a writer and educator. He’s taught English at several colleges and universities, and at Orthodox Jewish and public schools.
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The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen

book cover art for Isaac Blum's The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen
ISBN 9780593525821 Philomel Books / Penguin Random House

Hoodie Rosen’s life isn’t that bad. Sure, his entire Orthodox Jewish community has just picked up and moved to the quiet, mostly non-Jewish town of Tregaron, but Hoodie’s world hasn’t changed that much. More about this book >

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Isaac Blum

Isaac Blum is a writer and educator. He’s taught English at several colleges and universities, and at Orthodox Jewish and public schools. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University–Camden, and his stories and essays have appeared in The Iowa Review, the New York Times, and One Teen Story, among other places. The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen is his debut novel.

(Photo credit: Milton Lindsay)

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