“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.
Lilly Fields is washed ashore broken and battered. Found in a time and space between worlds by John the Collector, Lilly is taken in, cared for, and mended.
Bestselling novelist B. A. Shapiro clearly admires Abstract Expressionist art.
“insightful and uplifting . . .”
Karon's newest novel in her Mitford series, Come Rain or Come Shine highlights the upcoming nuptials of Dooley Kavanagh to Lace Harper.
In Searching for Wallenberg author Alan Lelchuk chooses to work in the well-worn structure of a novel within a novel.
“Living into the growth of leaders who are allowed and encouraged to share their vulnerabilities, Pastrix mixes the anticipation of a mystery, a comedy, a book of prayer, and a con
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“Nothing cutting edge just sound and practical principles.”
“The author keeps it personal . . . and she keeps it real.”
“. . . the story is a good one.”
“Steve Stern masterfully creates different voices and narrators, employing colorful and descriptive language and humor.”
“. . . the question, the one that has to do with the collected stories in questions, is: Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories worthy of the hoopla?
“The Discovery is a masterful bit of storytelling.
“Each author tells the tale of a separate character, each in her own unique voice, somehow seamlessly meshing the four together and thus allowing the story to flow and blossom.
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