Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs

90 Featured Titles

Sort: Author  Date  Format  Price  Title


Exam Copy
The View from Stalin's Head

Written by Aaron Hamburger


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7093-7 (0-8129-7093-4)

A debut collection of ten lucid, haunting, and darkly comic stories about Americans and Europeans in post-Cold War Prague.

The ten stories in The View from Stalin's Head unfold in the post-Cold War Prague of the 1990s, a magnet not only for artists and writers but also for tourists and drifters, a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Amerika

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: July 2, 1996
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1064-4 (0-8052-1064-4)

Amerika, Kafka's first and funniest novel, tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself "packed off to America" by his parents. Although Kafka never visited America, images of its vast landscape, dangers, and opportunities inspired this saga of the "golden land." With... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Amerika: The Missing Person
A New Translation, Based on the Restored Text
Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1161-0 (0-8052-1161-6)

Kafka began writing what he had entitled Der Verschollene (The Missing Person) in 1912 and wrote the last completed chapter in 1914. But it wasn’t until 1927, three years after his death, that Max Brod, Kafka’s friend and literary executor, edited the unfinished manuscript and published it as Amerika. Kafka’s first... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Amerika: The Missing Person
A New Translation, Based on the Restored Text
Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4211-9 (0-8052-4211-2)

Franz Kafka's diaries and letters suggest that his fascination with America grew out of a desire to break away from his native Prague, even if only in his imagination. Kafka died before he could finish what he like to call his "American novel,: but he clearly entitled it Der Verschollene ("The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Castle
A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: December 15, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1106-1 (0-8052-1106-3)

Winner of the MLA's Lois Roth Translation Award

Franz Kafka's final novel tells the haunting tale of a man known only as K. and of his relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle. Although Kafka seemed to consider The Castle a failure, critics, in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Castle

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 28, 1995
Price: $11.96
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1039-2 (0-8052-1039-3)

Franz Kafka's final novel tells the haunting tale of a man known only as K. and of his relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle. Although Kafka seemed to consider The Castle a failure, critics, in wrestling with its enigmatic meaning, have recognized... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Collected Stories

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Hardcover, 568 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 26, 1993
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42303-4 (0-679-42303-6)

Edited and with an Introduction by Gabriel Josipovici; translated by Willa and Edwin Muir.

CONTENTS:

Stories Published in Kafka's Lifetime

MEDITATION (1913)
Children on a Country Road
Unmasking a Confidence Trickster
The Sudden Walk
Resolutions
Excursion into the Mountains
Bachelor's Ill Luck
The Tradesman
Absent-minded Window-grazing
The Way Home
Passers-by
On the Train
Clothes
Rejection
Reflections for Gentlemen-jockeys
The Street Window
The Wish to be a Red Indian
The Trees
Unhappiness

THE JUDGMENT
THE... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Complete Stories

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: November 14, 1995
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1055-2 (0-8052-1055-5)

This collection brings together all of Kafka's stories, form the classic tales such as "The Metamorphosis," "In the Penal Colony," and "A Hunger Artist," to shorter pieces and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka's literary executor, released after Kafka's death. With the exception of his three novels, the whole of Kafka's narrative... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Metamorphosis
And Other Stories
Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: November 14, 1995
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1057-6 (0-8052-1057-1)

With a Foreword by Anne Rice; translated by Willa and Edwin Muir. This collection brings together the stories that Kafka allowed to be published during his lifetime. To Max Brod, his literary executor, he wrote: "Of all my writings the only books that can stand are these...Should they disappear altogether that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Sons

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 5, 1989
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0886-3 (0-8052-0886-0)

With an Introduction by Mark Anderson. Seventy-five years after Kafka's request for The Stoker, The Metamorphosis, and The Judgment to be published together in a book called The Sons, his wish has come true. These three classic stories of filial revolt as well as his own poignant "Letter to His Father,"... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Trial
A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 25, 1999
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0999-0 (0-8052-0999-9)

Until now, students have been able to read Kafka’s masterpiece only in a translation of the 1925 German edition that was edited by Max Brod (Kafka’s friend and literary executor), from an unfinished manuscript. Both Brod's edition and its 1937 translation by Will and Edwin Muir have long been considered flawed.

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

Exam Copy
Burnt Books
Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka
Written by Rodger Kamenetz


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4257-7 (0-8052-4257-0)

Rodger Kamenetz, acclaimed author of The Jew in the Lotus, has long been fascinated by the mystical tales of the Hasidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. And for many years he has taught a course in Prague on Franz Kafka. The more he thought about their lives and writings, the more... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Book of the Unknown
Tales of the Thirty-six
Written by Jonathon Keats


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7897-1 (0-8129-7897-8)

WINNER OF THE SOPHIE BRODY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JEWISH LITERATURE (AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION)


Mystical stories of the thirty-six anonymous saints whose decency sustains the world–reimagined from Jewish folklore.

A liar, a cheat, a degenerate, and a whore. These are the last people one might expect to be virtuous. But a legendary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Fatelessness

Written by Imre Kertesz
Translated by Tim Wilkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7863-9 (1-4000-7863-6)

At the age of 14 Georg Koves is plucked from his home in a Jewish section of Budapest and without any particular malice, placed on a train to Auschwitz. He does not understand the reason for his fate. He doesn’t particularly think of himself as Jewish. And his fellow prisoners, who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Kaddish for an Unborn Child

Written by Imre Kertesz
Translated by Tim Wilkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 132 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7862-2 (1-4000-7862-8)

The first word in this mesmerizing novel by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is “No.” It is how the novel’s narrator, a middle-aged Hungarian-Jewish writer, answers an acquaintance who asks him if he has a child. It is the answer he gave his wife (now ex-wife) years earlier... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Liquidation

Written by Imre Kertesz
Translated by Tim Wilkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7505-8 (1-4000-7505-X)

Imre Kertész’s savagely lyrical and suspenseful new novel traces the continuing echoes the Holocaust and communism in the consciousness of contemporary Eastern Europe.

Ten years after the fall of communism, a writer named B. commits suicide, devastating his circle and deeply puzzling his friend Kingsbitter. For among B.’s effects, Kingsbitter finds... Read more >

Exam Copy
A Fine Romance
Jewish Songwriters, American Songs
Written by David Lehman


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4250-8 (0-8052-4250-3)

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews.

An acclaimed poet, editor, and cultural critic, David Lehman hears... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Mirror Maker
Stories and Essays
Written by Primo Levi


Format: Trade Paperback, 188 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 19, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0989-1 (0-8052-0989-1)

With the publication of The Periodic Table on 1984, Primo Levi became one of America’s most beloved writers. This new collection of his stories and essays reveals the full imaginative range of this great Italian writer. Most of the stories are science fiction and fantasy, combining Levi’s love for science with... Read more >

Exam Copy
Crossing the Borders of Time
A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed
Written by Leslie Maitland


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-570-9 (1-59051-570-6)

Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
The Debba

Written by Avner Mandelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-370-5 (1-59051-370-3)

In Middle East lore the Debba is a mythical Arab hyena that can turn into a man who lures Jewish children away from their families to teach them the language of the beasts. To the Arabs he is a heroic national symbol; to the Jews he is a terrorist. To David... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Talking to the Enemy
Stories
Written by Avner Mandelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-729-9 (1-58322-729-6)

American Library Association Sophie Brody Award
Kirkus Best Book of 2005
I.J. Siegel Award for Fiction.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has shaped the consciousness of a generation, but never before has it been brought to life in such vivid and telling prose. Part Tim O’Brien and part Bernard Malamud, Avner Mandelman’s Talking to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
I Am Forbidden
A Novel
Written by Anouk Markovits


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98473-9 (0-307-98473-7)

Sweeping from the Central European countryside just before World War II to Paris to contemporary Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I Am Forbidden brings to life four generations of one Satmar family.
Opening in 1939 Transylvania, five-year-old Josef witnesses the murder of his family by the Romanian Iron Guard and is rescued by a Gentile... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
All Our Worldly Goods

Written by Irene Nemirovsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74329-9 (0-307-74329-2)

In haunting ways, this gorgeous novel prefigures Irène Némirovsky’s masterpiece Suite Française. Set in France between 1910 and 1940 and first published in France in 1947, five years after the author’s death, All Our Worldly Goods is a gripping story of war, family life and star-crossed lovers. Pierre and Agnes marry... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Wine of Solitude

Written by Irene Nemirovsky
Translated by Sandra Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74548-4 (0-307-74548-1)

Introspective and poignant, The Wine of Solitude is the most autobiographical of all of the novels from the celebrated author of Suite Française.

Beginning in a fictionalized Kiev, The Wine of Solitude follows the Karol family through the Great War and the Russian Revolution, as the young Hélène grows from a dreamy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Messiah of Stockholm

Written by Cynthia Ozick


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1988
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75694-3 (0-394-75694-0)

A small group of Jews weave a web of intrigue and fantasy around a book reviewer's contention that he is the son of Borus Schultz, the legendary Polish writer killed by the Nazis before his magnum opus,  THE MESSIAH, could be brought to light. Read more >
View pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Page 2 of 4