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Panorama
A Novel
Written by H. G. Adler
Afterword by Peter Demetz
Translated by Peter Filkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8060-8 (0-8129-8060-3)

Only recently available for the first time in English, Panorama is the newly rediscovered first novel of H. G. Adler, a modernist master whose work has been compared to that of Kafka, Joyce, and Solzhenitsyn. A brilliant epic told in ten distinct vignettes, Panorama is a portrait of a place and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Getting Even

Written by Woody Allen


Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1978
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72640-3 (0-394-72640-5)

In Getting Even Woody Allen revenges himself upon such significant subjects as death, obesity, organized crime, the invention of the sandwich, adult education, laundry lists of famous people, and Latin American revolutionaries. In all seventeen pieces by this legendary comic and filmmaker. Read more >


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September 30, 2014
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The Zone of Interest
A novel
Written by Martin Amis


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35349-6 (0-385-35349-9)

Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. It showed you your soul—it showed you who you really were.

The wizard couldn’t look at it without turning away. The king couldn’t look at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Suddenly, Love
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4295-9 (0-8052-4295-3)

A poignant, heartbreaking new work by “one of the best novelists alive” (Irving Howe)—the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform each other’s lives in ways they could never have imagined.
 
Ernst is a gruff seventy-year-old Red Army veteran from Ukraine who landed, almost by accident... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 Bronfman Haggadah

Written by Edgar M. Bronfman
Illustrated by Jan Aronson


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3968-1 (0-8478-3968-0)

An illustrated contemporary Haggadah for the Passover Seder, as interpreted by the world-renowned philanthropist and Jewish leader Edgar M. Bronfman. Edgar Bronfman’s text continues the traditional commandment to retell the Exodus story of slavery and freedom for future generations. The Haggadah teaches people about Judaism with a fresh perspective while helping... Read more >

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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.

The Letters of Martin Buber

Written by Martin Buber


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5013-2 (0-8041-5013-3)

“No matter how brilliant it may be, the human intellect that wishes to keep to a plane above the events of the day is not really alive,” wrote Martin Buber in 1932. The correspondence of Martin Buber reveals a personality passionately involved in all the cultural and political events of his... Read more >

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Tales of the Hasidim

Written by Martin Buber


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: July 23, 1991
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0995-2 (0-8052-0995-6)

This edition brings together volumes one and two of Buber's classic work Tales of the Hasidim, with a new foreword by Chaim Potok. These marvelous tales--terse, vigorous, often cryptic--are the true texts of Hasidism. The Hasidic masters, of whom these tales are told, are full-bodied personalities, yet their lives seem almost... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rise of David Levinsky

Written by Abraham Cahan
Introduction by Seth Lipsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 556 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75798-3 (0-375-75798-8)

The Rise of David Levinsky, written by the legendary founder and editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, is an early Jewish-American classic. According to the scholar Sam B. Girgus, "The novel is more than an important literary work and cultural document. It forms part of the traditional ritual of renewal of... 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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Forgiving the Angel
Four Stories for Franz Kafka
Written by Jay Cantor


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35034-1 (0-385-35034-1)

From one of our most thought-provoking and admired writers, a brilliant, beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking group of stories based on a circle of real people who are held together by love of their friend Franz Kafka.

The sequence opens with Max Brod, Kafka’s friend and literary executor, telling us about Kafka and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Children's War

Written by Monique Charlesworth


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3207-5 (1-4000-3207-5)

It is 1939 and thirteen-year-old Ilse, half-Jewish, has been sent out of Germany by her Aryan mother to a place of supposed safety. Her journey takes her from the labyrinthine bazaars of Morocco to Paris, a city made hectic at the threat of Nazi invasion. At the same time in Germany... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Favorite Game

Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3362-1 (1-4000-3362-4)

In this unforgettable novel, Leonard Cohen boldly etches the youth and early manhood of Lawrence Breavman, only son of an old Jewish family in Montreal. Life for Breavman is made up of dazzling colour – a series of motion pictures fed through a high-speed projector: the half-understood death of his father... Read more >

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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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