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Wayne Hoffman (born December 8, 1970)

Wayne Hoffman’s cultural reporting has appeared in the Washington Post, Village Voice, The Nation, The Forward, and The Advocate. He is currently managing editor of Tablet Magazine, and a regular contributor to Capital New York, an online magazine. A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, he currently lives in New York City and the Catskills. (P: photo by Frank Mullaney)

Sweet Like Sugar won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction and Best Gay Novel.

Source: http://www.waynehoffmanwriter.com/

Further Readings:

Sweet Like Sugar by Wayne Hoffman
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington; 1 Original edition (August 30, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 075826562X
ISBN-13: 978-0758265623
Amazon: Sweet Like Sugar
Amazon Kindle: Sweet Like Sugar

In Yiddish, there is a word for it: bashert - the person you are fated to meet. Twenty something Benji Steiner views the concept with scepticism. But the elderly rabbi who stumbles into Benji's office one day has no such doubts. Jacob Zuckerman's late wife, Sophie, was his bashert. And now that she's gone, Rabbi Zuckerman grapples with overwhelming grief and loneliness. Touched by the rabbi's plight, Benji becomes his helper - driving him home after work, sitting in his living room listening to stories. Their friendship baffles everyone, especially Benji's sharp-tongued, modestly observant mother. But Benji is rediscovering something he didn't know he'd lost. Yet the test of friendship, and of both men's faith, lies in the difficult truths they come to share. With each revelation, Benji learns what it means not just to be Jewish, but to be fully human - imperfect, striving, and searching for the pieces of ourselves that come only through another's acceptance.

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