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Blooms of Darkness
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Jeffrey M. Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1234-1 (0-8052-1234-5)

The ghetto in which the Jews have been confined is being liquidated by the Nazis, and eleven-year-old Hugo is brought by his mother to the local brothel, where one of the prostitutes has agreed to hide him. Mariana is a bitterly unhappy woman who hates what she has done with her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Blooms of Darkness
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Jeffrey M. Green


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4280-5 (0-8052-4280-5)

A new novel from the award-winning, internationally acclaimed Israeli writer (“One of the greatest writers of the age”—The Guardian), a haunting, heartbreaking story of love and loss.

The ghetto in which the Jews have been confined is being liquidated by the Nazis, and eleven-year-old Hugo is brought by his mother to the... Read more >
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The Conversion
A novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: December 14, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1098-9 (0-8052-1098-9)

"A work of subtle power, at once a historical novel and a moral parable. [Appelfeld] creates an atmosphere charged with ethical significance, painting characters whose feelings are intricate and idiosyncratic, yet resonate sadly and sweetly within us all."
--The Boston Globe Read more >

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The Iron Tracks
A novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1099-6 (0-8052-1099-7)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

How does one live after surviving injustice? What satisfaction comes from revenge? Can the past ever be left behind?

Masterfully composed and imbued with extraordinary feeling and understanding, The Iron Tracks is a riveting tale of survival and revenge by the writer whom... Read more >

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Katerina
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 7, 2006
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1198-6 (0-8052-1198-5)

Fleeing an abusive home and trying to purge herself of self-destructive behaviors, Katerina, a teenage Ukranian peasant, is taken in by a Jewish family and becomes their housekeeper. Adopting their customs and rituals, feeling the warmth of family life for the first time, she is traumatized when the parents are murdered... Read more >
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Laish
A novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4159-4 (0-8052-4159-0)

A caravan of Jews wanders through Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century on a heartbreaking quest. Spiritual seekers and the elderly, widows and orphans, the sick and the dying, con artists and adventurers, victims of pogroms who have no place else to go–they are all on a pilgrimage... Read more >

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The Story of a Life

Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1126-9 (0-8052-1126-8)

When Aharon Appelfeld was seven years old the Nazis occupied Czernowitz, his hometown. They penned the Jews into a ghetto and eventually sent whoever had not been shot or starved to death on a forced march across the Ukraine to a labor camp. As men, women, and children fall away around... Read more >
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Tzili
The Story of a Life
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Dalya Bilu


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1249-5 (0-8052-1249-3)

The youngest, least-favored member of an Eastern European Jewish family, Tzili is considered an embarrassment by her parents and older siblings. Her schooling has been a failure, she is simple and meek, and she seems more at home with the animals in the field than with people. And so when her... Read more >
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Until the Dawn's Light
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Jeffrey M. Green


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4179-2 (0-8052-4179-5)

From the award-winning, internationally acclaimed writer (“One of the best novelists alive” —Irving Howe): a Jewish woman marries a gentile laborer in turn-of-the-century Austria, with disastrous results.

A high school honor student bound for university and a career as a mathematician, Blanca lives with her parents in a small town in Austria... Read more >
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Written by Giorgio Bassani
Translated by William Weaver
Introduction by Tim Parks


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 19, 2005
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4422-1 (1-4000-4422-7)

Giorgio Bassani’s acclaimed novel of unrequited love and the plight of the Italian Jews on the brink of World War II has become a classic of modern Italian literature.

Made into an Academy Award–winning film in 1970, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis is a richly evocative and nostalgic depiction of prewar Italy... Read more >

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Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah
Legends from the Talmud and Midrash
Written by Hayyim Nahman Bialik and Y.H. Rawnitzky


Format: Hardcover, 920 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: November 10, 1992
Price: $79.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4113-6 (0-8052-4113-2)

Translated by William G. Braude  

"Perhaps the greatest of all works of modern Judaic and Hebraic scholarship...Braude brings to completion his own extraordinary legacy of translating the great texts of rabbinic tradition into elegant, accessible English. His altogether remarkable achievement has been to provide new generations of readers an entree into our... Read more >

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The People of Forever Are Not Afraid
A Novel
Written by Shani Boianjiu


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95597-5 (0-307-95597-4)

A 2013 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist

Yael, Avishag, and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty Israeli village, attending a high school made up of caravan classrooms, passing notes to each other to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life. When they are conscripted into the army, their lives change in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ask for a Convertible

Written by Danit Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27758-9 (0-307-27758-5)

In these connected stories, Danit Brown introduces Osnat Greenberg: a slightly fatalistic, darkly funny, and utterly winning heroine who is struggling to find her place in the world.

In the 1980s, Osnat moves with her American father and Israeli mother from Tel Aviv to Michigan. As the perspective shifts among the characters... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Kafka's Other Trial
The Letters to Felice
Written by Elias Canetti


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 12, 1988
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0705-7 (0-8052-0705-8)

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Unterzakhn

Written by Leela Corman


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4259-1 (0-8052-4259-7)

A mesmerizing, heartbreaking graphic novel of immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century, as seen through the eyes of twin sisters whose lives take radically and tragically different paths.

For six-year-old Esther and Fanya, the teeming streets of New York’s Lower East Side circa... Read more >

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Me, You

Written by Erri De Luca
Translated by Beth Archer Brombert


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-479-5 (1-59051-479-3)

The unnamed narrator of this slim, alluring novel recalls a summer spent at age sixteen on an idyllic Italian island off the coast of Naples in the 1950s, where he spends his days with Nicola, a local fisherman. The narrator falls in love with Caia, who shares with him that she’s... Read more >
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Light Fell

Written by Evan Fallenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-536-2 (1-56947-536-9)

Awarded the 2009 Stonewall Prize for Fiction

Winner of the Publishing Triangle’s 2008 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.

Twenty years have passed since Joseph left his family and his religious Israeli community when he fell in love with a man, the brilliant rabbi Yoel Rosenzweig. Now, for his fiftieth birthday, Joseph... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Diary of a Young Girl

Written by Anne Frank
Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler
Translated by Susan Massotty
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59400-6 (0-307-59400-9)

In Everyman’s Library for the first time—one of the most moving and eloquent accounts of the Holocaust, read by tens of millions of people around the world since its publication in 1947.

The Diary of a Young Girl is the record of two years in the life of a remarkable Jewish girl... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback, paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Diary of a Young Girl

Written by Anne Frank
Edited by Otto M. Frank and Mirjam Pressler
Translated by Susan Massotty


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1996
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48033-8 (0-385-48033-4)

Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, the Definitive Edition of Anne Frank's diary features 30% new material. It restores all of the entries omitted from previous publications-including Anne's observations about her emerging sexuality and her stormy relationship with her mother.

"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's dreams... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover, paperback and a paperback.

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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Definitive Edition
Written by Anne Frank
Edited by Otto M. Frank and Mirjam Pressler
Translated by Susan Massotty


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 3, 1997
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-57712-9 (0-553-57712-3)

Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, the Definitive Edition of Anne Frank's diary features 30% new material. It restores all of the entries omitted from previous publications-including Anne's observations about her emerging sexuality and her stormy relationship with her mother.

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Mirador
Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by her Daughter
Written by Elisabeth Gille
Translated by Marina Harss


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-444-9 (1-59017-444-5)

When Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française was first published, the world discovered a new great writer. Even in France, however, Némirovsky had been more or less forgotten for years, until her youngest daughter Élisabeth Gille, only five years old when her mother died in Auschwitz, wrote a book to bring her back... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Swimming Toward the Ocean
A Novel
Written by Carole L. Glickfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72176-9 (0-385-72176-5)

From the author of the Flannery O’Connor Award-winning collection Useful Gifts, a sharp and tender debut novel chronicling the boisterous life and loves of a Russian Jewish immigrant family in 1950s New York City.

Chenia is a Betty Grable look-alike, passionate, sharp-witted, in many ways still Old-World. Her husband Ruben is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Written by Sarah Glidden


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2234-5 (1-4012-2234-X)

When Sarah Glidden took a “Birthright Israel” tour, she thought she knew what she was getting herself into. But when she got to Israel, she found that things weren’t quite so simple. How To Understand Israel is Sarah’s memoir not only of her Israeli government sponsored trip through Tel Aviv, Jerusalem... Read more >

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Falling Out of Time

Written by David Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80585-0 (0-345-80585-2)

In this compassionate and genre-defying drama the internationally acclaimed author of To the End of the Land weaves an incandescent tale of parental grief. A powerful distillation of the experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art’s triumph over death, Falling Out of Time is part play, part prose, and pure poetry. As Grossman’s characters... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Falling Out of Time

Written by David Grossman


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35013-6 (0-385-35013-9)

Following his magisterial To the End of the Land, the universally acclaimed Israeli author brings us an incandescent fable of parental grief—concise, elemental, a powerfully distilled experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art’s triumph over death.
 
In Falling Out of Time, David Grossman has created a genre-defying drama—part play, part prose... Read more >
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