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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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The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem
The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of the Man Who Created Tevye
Written by Jeremy Dauber


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4278-2 (0-8052-4278-3)

Part of the Jewish Encounters series

The first comprehensive biography of one of the most beloved authors of all time: the creator of Tevye the Dairyman, the collection of stories that inspired Fiddler on the Roof.

Novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist, and editor, Sholem Aleichem was one of the founding giants of modern Yiddish... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ministry of Special Cases

Written by Nathan Englander


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70444-4 (0-375-70444-2)

From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, Nathan Englander's debut novel The Ministry of Special Cases casts a powerful spell. In the heart of Argentina's Dirty War, Kaddish Poznan struggles with a son who won't accept him; strives for a wife who forever... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Stories
Written by Nathan Englander


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94960-8 (0-307-94960-5)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2013
A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of 2012

These eight powerful stories, dazzling in their display of language and imagination, show a celebrated short-story writer and novelist grappling with the great questions of modern life.

From the title story, a provocative portrait of two marriages inspired... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Family Orchard
A Novel
Written by Nomi Eve


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72457-2 (0-375-72457-5)

In the bestselling tradition of The Red Tent, The Family Orchard is a spellbinding novel of one unforgettable family, the orchard they've tended for generations, and a love story that transcends the ages.

Nomi Eve’s lavishly imagined account begins in Palestine in 1837, with the tale of the irrepressible family matriach, Esther... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Collected Poems, 1954-2004

Written by Irving Feldman


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $28.50
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4229-4 (0-8052-4229-5)

Irving Feldman is a master chronicler of our collective experience and an overlooked treasure of American poetry. Feldman’s rich body of work exhibits his mastery of language from the biblical to the conversational, his Yiddish flair for the comic, his profound social insight and lucidity. He writes about everything from the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Come and Get It

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 5, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80615-4 (0-345-80615-8)

Originally published in 1935, this is Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's sprawling novel of Wisconsin's logging days, when fortunes—and families—were made and broken over king lumber.

Barney Glasgow, who had fought his way up from chore-boy in the lumber camps of Iron Ridge to lumber king of Wisconsin, is fifty-three and has... Read more >

Great Son

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80613-0 (0-345-80613-1)

Originally published in 1945, the triumphant novel of a great American family dynasty in the Pacific Northwest, by Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber.

Great Son tells the story of four generations of the Melendys, a family grown rich and ill at ease, who watched Seattle grow from a village to a skyscraper... Read more >

Ice Palace

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80614-7 (0-345-80614-X)

Originally published in 1958, Ice Palace is Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's classic and mighty novel about the taming of a great northern wilderness—Alaska.

Czar Kennedy came to Alaska for money and power, Thor Storm for a dream. This is the story of their struggle, over a long half-century, for the future... Read more >

A Kind of Magic
An Autobiography
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80580-5 (0-345-80580-1)

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's fascinating second autobiography—a follow-up to her first, A Peculiar Treasure—in which she shares the adventures of her life from 1939 to 1963.

Rather than just an autobiography, A Kind of Magic serves as a chronicle of American history from 1939-1963 through the eyes of... Read more >

A Peculiar Treasure
An Autobiography
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80579-9 (0-345-80579-8)

Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's stunning first autobiography, in which she recounts her small-town Midwestern childhood and rise to literary fame, all amidst the backdrop of America around the turn of the 20th century.

A modest girl growing up one of the only Jewish children in her Midwestern town, Edna Ferber started... Read more >

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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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Rena's Promise
A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
Written by Rena Kornreich Gelissen and Heather Dune Macadam


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 30, 1996
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7071-0 (0-8070-7071-8)

As a young woman, Rena Kornreich endured the Nazi death camps for almost three and a half years. Rena’s Promise, the remarkable story of her survival, shows how her relationship with her younger sister, Danka, gave her the will to persevere under unimaginable circumstances.

“Gelissen, who was on the first Jewish transport... Read more >
Also available as an eBook 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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Dancing with the Enemy
My Family's Holocaust Secret
Written by Paul Glaser


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53770-4 (0-385-53770-0)

The gripping story of the author’s aunt, a Jewish dance instructor who was betrayed to the Nazis by the two men she loved, yet managed to survive WWII by teaching dance lessons to the SS at Auschwitz. Her epic life becomes a window into the author’s own past and the key... 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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Bee Season
A Novel
Written by Myla Goldberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49880-7 (0-385-49880-2)

Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable nine-year-old, expects never to fit into her gifted family: her autodidact father, Saul, absorbed in his study of Jewish mysticism; her brother, Aaron, the vessel of his father's spiritual ambitions; and her brilliant but distant lawyer-mom, Miriam. But when Eliza sweeps her school and district spelling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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To the End of the Land

Written by David Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47640-1 (0-307-47640-5)

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Pittsburgh Post Gazette

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

Just before his release from service in the Israeli army, Ora’s son Ofer is sent back to the front... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Yehuda Halevi

Written by Hillel Halkin


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4206-5 (0-8052-4206-6)

A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.

Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician, he is known... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Wall

Written by John Hersey


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 1988
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75696-7 (0-394-75696-7)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the Daroff Memorial Fiction Award of the Jewish Book Council of America
Winner of the Sidney Hillman Foundation Book Award



Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto... Read more >
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