Books for Adults
Looking for a great Jewish read? Books on Jewish topics or by Jewish authors; fiction, nonfiction, poetry, history, liturgy, philosophy and books used for book groups.
I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits ~ A beautifully crafted, emotionally gripping story of what happens when unwavering love, unyielding law, and centuries of tradition collide, I Am Forbidden announces the arrival of an extraordinarily gifted new voice and opens a startling window on the Hasidic world long closed to most of us, until now.
Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism... "spring-loaded prose" per EW.
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, by Joshua Ferris This one is demanding and intellectually ambitious, but well worth your time. It’s the story of dentist Paul O’Rourke, who is bored with his life, dental practice, and his relationship to the world at large–until his online identity begins to be recreated by strangers.
An intimate and provocative novel about three couples whose paths intersect in their New York City neighborhood, forcing them all to weigh t...
Tova Mirvis | Official Author Website
An Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena Sarfatty will give you insight into the world of Greek Jews
Katz’s: Autobiography of a Delicatessen by Jake Dell | Jewish Book Council (But does it come with a Pastrami Sandwich?)
Sherri Mandell, an American immigrant to Israel, offers this hauntingly beautiful memoir of a year of grief following the horrific murder of her 13-year-old son, Koby, found stoned to death by Palestinian terrorists near his home. This profoundly moving prose-poem laces together Jewish tradition, memory, love and faith as the writer-mother recounts her transformation from shock to grief and compassion. www.korenpub.com/...
The Blessing of a Broken Heart
Felice's Worlds by Henry Massie. All his life, Henry Massie had listened to his mother’s tales and wanted to share them. She was an escapee from a Polish shtetl wiped out by the Nazis, a high-school political activist in Lithuania, a university student in France who lost her first love tragically, a partisan for Arab-Jewish co-existence in Palestine who was caught in the first intifada in 1936, and a penniless arrival to America in 1937.