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Living in the Present Moment: A Divine Design Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780578483818
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Published: Aviva Books - September 6th, 2019

Do you feel burdened by pain and regrets from your past?Do you feel worried by thoughts of your future?Living in the Present Moment is a thoughtful, well-constructed narrative filled with unique Jewish wisdom that will guide you past regrets and stop the immobilization that comes with fear of the future.For over 30 years, Ellyn Hutt and T


The Third Daughter: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062896889
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 3rd, 2019

“In The Third Daughter, Talia Carner ably illuminates a little-known piece of history: the sex trafficking of young women from Russia to South America in the late 19th century.


When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781523508310
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - June 9th, 2020

"A terrific book for parents who want to know how to talk about difficult, emotional issues with children."––Nancy Eisenberg, Regents' Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University 

​Includes how to talk to your kids about COVID-19.


In a lifesaving guide for parents, Dr.


Getting Good at Getting Older Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780874419856
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Published: Behrman House Publishing - October 15th, 2019

The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9781579658939
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Published: Artisan - October 1st, 2019

Named one of Library Journal’s Best Religion & Spirituality Books of 2019

An Unorthodox Guide to Everything Jewish

Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, this unputdownable encyclopedia of all things Jewish and Jew-ish covers culture, religion, history, habits, language, and more.


The Yellow Bird Sings: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250179760
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 3rd, 2020

"Rosner’s exquisite, heart-rending debut novel is proof that there’s always going to be room for another story about World War II....This is an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel, full of heartbreak but also hope, about the bond between mother and daughter, and the sacrifices made for love." The New York Times


Florence Adler Swims Forever: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982132460
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

“The perfect summer read” (USA TODAY) begins with a shocking tragedy that results in three generations of the Adler family grappling with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets across the course of one summer.

“Rachel Beanland is a writer of uncommon wit and wisdom, with a sharp and empathetic eye for character.


Exile Music: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525561811
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Published: Viking - May 5th, 2020

Based on an unexplored slice of World War II history, Exile Music is the captivating story of a young Jewish girl whose family flees refined and urbane Vienna for safe harbor in the mountains of Bolivia


The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781640123588
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Published: Potomac Books - December 1st, 2020

In the wee hours of May 15, 1902, three thousand Jewish women quietly took up positions on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.


The Last Train to London: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062946942
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 16th, 2020

National bestseller

A Historical Novels Review Editors' Choice

A Jewish Book Award Finalist


I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575986
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - March 31st, 2020

“A beautiful exploration of collective memory and Jewish history.”—Nathan Englander


The Boys' Club: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062961488
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Published: Harper - August 4th, 2020

Sweetbitter meets The Firm in this buzzy, page-turning debut novel—already optioned to Netflix—about sex and power in the halls of corporate America.

One of Buzzfeed's Most Anticipated Books of 2020, Cosmopolitan's Best Summer Reads of 2020, and the New York Post's 30 Best Summer Books


When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982106379
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Published: Scribner - February 4th, 2020

In this remarkably moving memoir Ariana Neumann dives into the secrets of her father’s past: years spent hiding in plain sight in war-torn Berlin, the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust, and the courageous choice to build anew.

In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in


Hannah's War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316537445
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 3rd, 2020

A "mesmerizing" re-imagination of the final months of World War II (Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network), Hannah's War is an unforgettable love story about an exceptional woman and the dangerous power of her greatest discovery.


What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544965836
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 12th, 2019

A mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her.

From the age of two-and-a-half, Jacob, born “Em,” adamantly told his family he was a boy.


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