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Selected Stories of Sholem Aleichem

Selected Stories from Sholom Aleichem (Modern Library, 145.2) - Sholom Aleichem

I liked the writing style of these stories, and they were interesting in terms of where and who they focused on.  But a lot of the stories didn't really go anywhere and felt incomplete.  Some were more like portraits of individual characters, but without a story.  Others seemed to be heading to a climax, but then abruptly ended without any resolution.  A bit of a mixed bag, really.