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Klara's Truth by Susan Weissbach Friedman

Klara’s Truth by Susan Weissbach Friedman

It is May 2014, and Dr. Klara Lieberman—forty-nine, single, professor of archaeology at a small liberal arts college in Maine, a contained person living a contained life—has just received a letter from her estranged...

Jack­pot Summer by Elyssa Fried­land

Jack­pot Summer by Elyssa Fried­land

After the Jacobson siblings win a life-changing fortune in the lottery, they assume their messy lives will transform into sleek, storybook perfection–but they couldn’t be more wrong. The four Jacobson children were raised to...

The Curators by Maggie Nye

The Curators by Maggie Nye

Violence haunts 1915 Atlanta and so does the golem a group of girls creates A dark, lyrical blend of historical fiction and magical realism, The Curators examines a critically underexplored event in American history...

Saving Rebecca by Alex Amit

Saving Rebecca by Alex Amit

A WW2 historical novel about a mother’s devotion In the shadow of the Nazi regime, one woman fights to shield her daughter from the talons of evil. Paris, 1941. Sarah, a Jewish woman, finds...

The Gaon Code by Rytis Sabas

The Gaon Code by Rytis Sabas

When Paul, an ordinary Lithuanian-American immigrant living in the Chicago suburbs, receives a mysterious letter written in broken English, long buried family secrets threaten to blow up his carefully crafted life. Together with Galya,...

Lov­ing Our Own Bones by Julia Watts Belser

Lov­ing Our Own Bones by Julia Watts Belser

Dis­abil­i­ty Wis­dom and the Spir­i­tu­al Sub­ver­sive­ness of Know­ing Our­selves Whole A transformative spiritual companion and deep dive into disability politics that reimagines disability in the Bible and contemporary culture A 2024 National Jewish Book...