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Mag­gie Brown & Others by Peter Orner

Mag­gie Brown & Others by Peter Orner

In his orchestral and moving new book, Peter Orner, a writer who “doesn’t simply bring his characters to life, he gives them souls” (New York Times Book Review), chronicles people whose lives are at...

Job: A New Translation by Edward L. Greenstein

Job: A New Translation by Edward L. Greenstein

The book of Job has often been called the greatest poem ever written. The book, in Edward Greenstein’s characterization, is “a Wunderkind, a genius emerging out of the confluence of two literary streams” which...

Klotsvog by Mar­gari­ta Khem­lin

Klotsvog by Mar­gari­ta Khem­lin

Translator: Lisa C. Hayden Foreword: Lara Vapnyar Klotsvog is a novel about being Jewish in the Soviet Union and the historical trauma of World War II―and it’s a novel about the petty dramas and...

White Bird: A Won­der Story by R.J. Pala­cio

White Bird: A Won­der Story by R.J. Pala­cio

In R. J. Palacio’s bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian’s grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère’s heartrending...

Judaism and Psychoanalysis by Mortimer Ostow

Judaism and Psychoanalysis by Mortimer Ostow

Is psychoanalysis a “Jewish science”? Ten essays contributed by the editor and distinguished scholars explore the Jewishness of psychoanalysis, its origins in the Jewish situation of late nineteenth century Europe, Freud’s Jewishness and the...