“The Damascus Road might be read as a parable of our own times with its mad men, visionaries, true believers, and pagans . . .”
“Englander finds fascinating ways to explore another of his great recurring themes: the points at which modernity and tradition may fruitfully, if uncomfortably—and always
“readers will enjoy this funny, imaginative, and handsomely crafted novel first and foremost as a memorable work of literature, and as such it deserves to reach a wide audience.”
“Clearly, Cherise Wolas is not yet in the ranks of our foremost literary fiction writers—but she can be one day.
In the opening pages of S. Y.
Ruby Namdar’s ambitious, multidimensional, and beautifully written first novel, second book, and first book translated into English The Ruined House (Habayit Asher Neherav
Seventy-four years ago, nine years before the publication of The Second Sex and 20 years before The Feminine Mystique, a male Turkish communist novelist created a fictional femini
“For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian is a hidden gem in European literature, shining a light on what happened in Romania between the wars.”
Forest Dark, Nicole Krass’ fourth and most interior, introspective, cerebral, and autobiographical novel to date, is about two Jewish-American characters.
"uneven as a work of literature, but its ideas are worth engaging."
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“For Oz’s fans and liberal Zionist fiction readers Judas is a required text whose writing is its own reward.”
“a fable about ideological extremism under an avant-garde skin.”
“If I can feel my heart breaking in this wretched way, then somehow I have come back. You would say that this is what any woman tells herself so she knows she is alive.
Mischling is a gripping, powerful novel of twin Jewish girls who become victims of the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical experiments at Auschwitz.
During the winter of 1996, the author was living in Alaska when he was inspired one night to write this story. Discouraged by some he hesitated to do so.
A valuable 14th century Haggadah inscribed by a Sephardic rabbi and beautifully illustrated by his talented wife takes center stage in Alyson Richman’s richly imagined sixth novel, The Velvet H
A decade ago Israeli novelist A. B. Yehoshua caused a public brouhaha that highlighted a hitherto overlooked fault line in Israeli-diaspora relations.
“a fun and absorbing read whose fortuitous May publication date makes it a felicitous beach or airplane book.”
Can a novel be both suspenseful and predictable? Less than half way through Jennifer S.
Location, location, location—geography can determine not only the cost of our homes but also where we feel at home.
Following in the footsteps of Isaac Beshevis Singer and Shalom Aleichem, Helen Maryles Shankman is an exquisite storyteller of early 20th century Eastern European Jewish life.
Bestselling novelist B. A. Shapiro clearly admires Abstract Expressionist art.
In Searching for Wallenberg author Alan Lelchuk chooses to work in the well-worn structure of a novel within a novel.
“The author keeps it personal . . . and she keeps it real.”