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The literature coming out of South Jersey is rich and varied. There are stories set in Nazi-occupied Poland, tales of cheating college students and memoirs of sports stars. Check out these authors you can’t miss.

 

Carli Lloyd

When Nobody Was Watching (2016)
The soccer all-star outlines what it takes to reach the top of the world and reveals the heart-wrenching details about her life off the field. Read an excerpt here.

 

Marianne Aleardi, Maury Z. Levy and Sally Friedman

Worth Repeating (2016)
Your favorite SJ Mag columnists published their favorite columns from more than 10 years with the magazine. Find out more here.

 

Dave Tomar

The Shadow Scholar (2013)
The Rutgers graduate sheds light on his former line of work: being paid to write term papers for college students. Read an excerpt here.

 

 

 

Rhonda Fink-Whitman

94 Maidens (2012)
This novel based on Fink-Whitman’s mother’s escape from Nazi-occupied Poland in 1942 blends past and present to tell a highly personal story.

 

 

 

Matt Goldberg

A Snowball’s Chance: Philly Fires Back Against the National Media (2012)
The Cherry Hill-native defends Philly sports fans, starting with the infamous Santa Clause incident.

 

 

 

Sheldon Winkler

The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories (2013)
Winkler explores the stories behind the songs made popular during the World War II era.

 

Scott Benner

Life is Short, Laundry is Eternal (2013)
Robbinsville’s Scott Benner takes a humorous look at being a stay-at-home-dad with a diabetic 2-year-old daughter. Read an excerpt here.

 

Lisa Zeidner

Love Bomb (2012)
The Rutgers-Camden professor brings a dark side to the suburbs – featuring Haddonfield, domestic terrorism and marriage. Read an excerpt here.

 

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