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Alisa Solomon: Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof

(Nonfiction, 448 pp. 2013)

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Broadway musical, theater critic and scholar Solomon details how and why the story of Tevye the milkman, the creation of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, was reborn as a blockbuster entertainment and a cultural touchstone transcending ethnic and national boundaries.