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Abraham, Pearl
The Seventh Beggar


Lagnado, Lucette
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

Abse, Dannie 
Ash on a Young Man’s Sleeve 


Lapid, Haim

Aciman, Andre
Call Me By Your Name,
Out of Egypt


Larson, Erik
In the Garden of Beasts

Agnon, S. Y.
A Simple Story and
To This Day

  Laskin, David
The Family

Albright, Madeline
Prague Winter


Lavigne, Michael
Not Me

Alderman, Naomi
The Liars' Gospel


LeBor, Adam
City of Oranges

Alexy, Trudi
The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot


Levy, Naomi
To Begin Again

Almagor, Gila
Under the Domin Tree


Levy, Primo
Periodic Table

Appanah, Nathacha
The Last Brother


Lewis, Bernard
What Went Wrong

Appelfeld, Aharon
Iron Tracks,
The Conversion


Lichtenstein, Rachel & Ian Sinclair
Rodinsky's Room

Apple, Max


Lipman, Elinor
The Inn at Lake Devine
      Lukas, Michael David
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

Attenberg, Jami
The Middlesteins


Liss, David
Coffee Traders and
A Conspiracy of Paper

Auslander, Shalom
Foreskin’s Lament

M Makiya, Kanan
The Rock


Balson, Ronald
Once We Were Brothers,
Saving Sophie
  Malamud, Bernard
The Assistant and
The Fixer
  Bassin, Michael
I Am Not a Spy


Beer, Edith
WThe Nazi Officer's Wife
  Manseau, Peter
Songs for the Butcher's Daughter


Begley, Louis
Wartime Lies
  Markovitz, Anouk 
I Am Forbidden


Bellow, Saul
The Actual
  Mayer, Yitzchak
Silent Letter


Bellow, Saul
  Mc Bride, James
The Color of Water


Benioff, David 
The City of Thieves
  Memmi, Albert
Pillar of Salt


Benjamin, Marina
Last Days in Babylon
  Michaels, Anne
Fugitive Pieces


Bernstein, Harry
The Invisible Wall
  Miles, Jack
God: A Biography
  Bezmozgis, David
The Betrayers
  Miller, Rebecca
Jacob's Folly


Bloom, Stephen
  Mirvis, Tova
The Ladies Auxiliary


Brooks, Geraldine
People of the Book
  Morton, Frederic
The Rothschilds


Buck, Pearl S.
N Nahai, Gina
Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith


Cahan, Abraham
The Rise of David Levinsky
  Nattel, Lilian
The River Midnight


Cahill, Thomas
The Gift of the Jews


Némirovsky, Irène
Suite Française


Canin, Ethan
Carry Me Across the Water


Oates, Joyce Carol
The Tattooed Girl


Carner, Talia 
Jerusalem Maiden


Obejas, Achy
The Days of Awe


Chabon, Michael
The Amazing Adventures of 
Kavalier and Clay,
The Final Solution,
and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union


O'Brien, Darcy
The Hidden Pope


Cohen, Rich
Israel is Real,
Sweet & Low
Tough Jews


Olsen, Tillie
Tell Me a Riddle


Cowan, Paul
An Orphan in History


Oren, Ram
Gertruda’s Oath
D Deen, Shulem
All Those Who Go Do Not Return


Oz, Amos
Black Box,
My Michael,

The Panther in the Basement
A Perfect Place and
A Tale of Love and Darkness


de Waal, Edmund
The Hare with Amber Eyes


Ozick, Cynthia
Heir to the Glimmering World


de Rosnay, Tatiana
Sarah’s Key


Ozick, Cynthia
The Messiah of Stockholm,
The Puttermesser Papers
The Shawl


Diamant, Anita
The Boston Girl,
The Red Tent


Park, Jacqueline
The Secret Book of Grazia Dei Rossi


Doctorow, E. L.
The Book of Daniel


Perera, Victor
The Cross and the Pear Tree


Doctorow, E. L.
City of God


Piercy, Marge
He, She & It


Dubner, Stephen
Turbulent Souls


Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Three Daughters


Duffy, Peter
The Bielski Brothers


Potok, Chaim
The Chosen,
Davita's Harp,
The Gates of November
My Name is Asher Lev


Eco, Umberto 
The Prague Cemetery


Powers, Charles T.
In the Memory of the Forest


Eliot, George
Daniel Deronda


Ragan, Naomi
The Ghost of Hannah Mendes and
The Sisters Weiss


Elon, Emunah 
If You Awaken Love


Raphael, Lev
The German Money


Epstein, Edward Jay


Rees, Matt Beynon
The Collaborator of Bethlehem


Eve, Nomi
The Family Orchard


Regen, Naomi


Fallenberg, Evan
Light Fell


Reisman, Nancy
The First Desire
  Fast, Howard
My Glorius Brothers


Richler, Mordecai
Barney's Version


Feiler, Bruce
Abraham: A Journey to the 
Heart of Three Faiths


Roiphe, Ann
1185 Park Avenue and
Loving Kindness


Feldman, Deborah

Rojstaczer, Stuart
The Mathematician’s Shiva


Feliciano, Hector
The Lost Museum


Rosen, Jonathan
Eve's Apple,
Joy Comes in the Morning and
The Talmud and the Internet


Ferber, Edna
Fanny Herself


Rosenbaum, Thane
How Sweet It Is and
The Golems of Gotham


Feuchtwanger, Lion
Power (Jud Suss)


Rosen, Renee
Windy City Blues
  Fine, Marcia
The Blind Eye

Ross, Steven J.
Hitler in Los Angeles


Fishman, Boris
A Replacement Life


Roth, Henry
Call It Sleep
  Foer, Jonathan Safran
Everything is Illuminated and
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Roth, Philip
American Pastoral,
The Human Stain
I Married a Communist,
Operation Shylock,
Patrimony and
The Plot Against America
Goodbye Columbus


Friedman, Matti
The Aleppo Codex


Sabar, Ariel
My Father's Paradise


Sarna, Jonathan 
When General Grant Expelled the Jews


Gavron, Assaf
Almost Dead


Schlink, Bernhard
The Reader


Glickman, Mary
One More River


Schulberg, Budd
What Makes Sammy Run


Goldberg, Myla
The Bee Season


Schwartz, Lynn Sharon
Disturbances in the Field


Goldsmith, Martin
The Inextinguishable Symphony


Schwarz, Bart
The Last of the Just
  Golinkin, Lev
A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka


Goodman, Allegra
Kaaterskill Falls


Scliar, Moacyr
The Centaur in the Garden


Gordon, Mary
The Shadow Man


Sebald, Winfried G.


Gregory, Jill & Karen Tintori
The Book of Names


Segal, Francesca
The Innocent


Grossman, David
A Horse Walks Into a Bar,
See Under: Love,
Zig Zag Kid


Shalev, Meir
A Pigeon and A Boy and
The Blue Mountain


Gruber, Ruth
Raquela: A Woman of Israel


Shavit, Ari
My Promised Land
  Gundar-Goshen, Ayelet
Waking Lions


Shepart, Sadia
The Girl From Foreign


Gur, Batya
Literary Murder,
Murder In Jerusalem
The Saturday Morning Murder


Shteyngart, Gary
The Russian Debutante's Handbook


Gutfreund, Amir
Our Holocaust


Silva, Daniel
The English Assassin
House of Spies
H Hannah, Kristin
The Nightingale


Singer, I. B.
The Certificate,
The Family Moskat,
Satan in Goray,
Shadows on the Hudson
The Slave


Hamill, Pete
Snow in August


Singer, I. J.
The Brothers Ashkenazi


Hegi, Ursula
Stones from the River


Sofer, Dalia
The Septembers of Shiraz


Heller, Zoe 
The Believers
  Soh, Ruth
Crossing Cairo


Hoffman, Alice
The Dovekeepers,
The Marriage of Opposites


Solomon, Anna 
The Little Bride


Hoffman, Eva
Lost in Translation


Steinberg, Milton
As a Driven Leaf


Horn, Dara
A Guide to the Perplexed,
All Other Nights
The World to Come
Eternal Life


Stollman, Arye Lev
The Far Euphrates and
The Illuminated Soul


Houghteling, Sarah
Pictures at an Exhibition


Stone, Robert
Damascus Gate

Stone, Jonathan
Moving Day


Isler, Alan
The Prince of West End Avenue


Waldman, Ayelet
Love and Treasure
J Jacobs, A.J.
The Year of Living Biblically


Wiesel, Elie
The Lawgiver,
The Testament


Jacobson, Howard
The Finkler Question and


Wouk, Herman
The Hope,
Majorie Morningstar


Kafka, Franz
The Trial


Yalom, Irvin
The Spinoza Problem


Kamenetz, Roger
The Jew in the Lotus


Yehoshua, A. B.
The Extra,
Friendly Fire,
A Journey to the End of the Millennium,
The Liberated Bride,
The Lover,
Mr. Mani
A Woman in Jerusalem


Kanon, Joseph


Yellin, Tamar
The Genizah at the House of Shepher


Kazin, Alfred
A Walker in the City


Yezeirska, Anzai
Bread Givers

Yishai-Levi, Sarit
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem


Keilson, Hans
Comedy in a Minor Key


Zimler, Richard
The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon


Kertesz, Imre


Zusak, Markus
The Book Thief


Kertzer, David
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara


Zwi, Rose 
Another Year in Africa


Kirsch, Jonathan
The Short, Stranger Life of Herschel Grynszpan


Kluger, Steve
Last Days of Summer


Krauss, Nicole
The History of Love


Kushner, Tony
Angels in America
Sat, October 24 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781