In this epic journey across WWI-era Russa, a young female doctor and her scientist brother race against Albert Einstein to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the universe.
This retelling of the Great Flood from the perspective of Noah’s wife centers the experiences of the woman at the heart of this biblical story.
Fifty years later, Judy Blume’s beloved young adult novel about puberty, identity, and growing up is as relevant as ever.
When Toby Fleishman and his wife of almost 15 years split up, he thinks he knows what to expect. Then one day, she disappears.
Growing up in New York City, 16-year-old Nevaeh Levitz struggles to confront her biracial identity: half Black, half Jewish.
In her most recent book, Firestone discusses intergenerational trauma and epigenetics in the Jewish community.
Foer’s memoir traces her parents’ escape from the Holocaust and dives into family secrets.
In 1940s Berlin, a mother must send her daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. In a book filled with adventure, romance, and magic, Hoffman explores the world of good and evil.
In this illustrated memoir, the creator of the daily comic strip, Sylvia, chronicles her life in Chicago.
After a decade as a political speechwriter for Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Barack Obama, Hurwitz applies her skills to write a book about Judaism.
In this graphic memoir, Jacob illustrates the struggles of parenting and strives to answer her half-Jewish, half-Indian son’s questions.
First published in di Varhayt in 1916, Karpilove’s feminist coming-of-age story set in the radical leftist immigrant community of early 20th-century New York takes on new life in this 2019 translation.
In this collection of essays, Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker, writes about her passion for TV, beginning with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Slate calls this feminist essay collection an expression of her “truest voice.” In this book, readers will be treated to a tour of the actor’s inner world.
Raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, Stein was born the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family. In this memoir, she tells her story of transitioning and leaving the ultra-Orthodox community.
Set in the 1950s and 60s, Weiner’s latest novel tells the story of two sisters who offer radically different answers to the question of how a woman should be in the world.
How did American women win the vote? In her critically acclaimed book, Weiss brings readers to Nashville, Tennessee during the summer of 1920 for the dramatic fight over ratification of the 19th Amendment.
In this genre-bending book, Zucker explores the topics of marriage, motherhood, grief, and many other topics through poetry, memoir, and lyric essay.
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