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Nick Bones Underground by Phil M Cohen

Nick Bones Underground by Phil M Cohen

Professor Nick Friedman takes a wild ride through a dystopic and dangerous New York City searching for his old high school buddy Shmulie Shimmer. Shmulie is the inventor of Lerbs, the most popular designer...

The Passover Mouse by Joy Nelkin Wieder

The Passover Mouse by Joy Nelkin Wieder

Illustrator: Sha­har Kober In this charming and witty Passover story about kindness, community, tradition, and forgiveness, a little mouse disrupts a town’s preparations for the holiday when it steals a piece of leavened bread—or...

The Dry Heart by Natalia Ginzburg

The Dry Heart by Natalia Ginzburg

Translator: Frances Fre­naye The Dry Heart begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement: “I shot him between the eyes.” As the tale―a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and bitterness―proceeds, the narrator’s...

To the Edge of Sorrow by Aharon Appelfeld

To the Edge of Sorrow by Aharon Appelfeld

From “fiction’s foremost chronicler of the Holocaust” (Philip Roth), here is a haunting novel about an unforgettable group of Jewish partisans fighting the Nazis during World War II. Battling numbing cold, ever-present hunger, and...