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Spring 2016 Book Preview

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Posted by Nat Bernstein

January 2016

Primo Levi's Resistance by Sergio Luzzatto (Metropolitan Books)

The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration by Sherri Mandell (The Toby Press)

White Walls by Judy Batalion (Penguin Random House)

David's Sling by Victoria C. Gardner Coates (Encounter Books)

The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni (Counterpoint)

Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence by Lee Siegel (Yale University Press)

The Book of Love by Roger Rosenblatt (Ecco)

Repercussions by Anthony Schneider (The Permanent Press)

Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor (Melville House)

Breakdown: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine)

The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson (Scholastic)

The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil by Maya Shetreat-Klein (Atria Books)

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

February 2016

Stolen Words by Mark Glickman (University of Nebraska Press)

The Bible Doesn't Say That by Dr. Joel M. Hoffman (Thomas Dunne Books)

The Yid by Paul Goldberg (Picador)

In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman (Scribner)

The Photographer's Wife by Suzanne Joinson (Bloomsbury)

Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century by Daniel Oppenheimer (Simon & Schuster)

The Beautiful Possible: A Novel by Amy Gottlieb (Harper Perennial)

Kafka's Son by Curt Leviant (Dzanc Books)

Piece of Mind by Michelle Adelman (W.W. Norton & Company)

The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism by Samuel M. Katz (Berkley Caliber)

Shylock is my Name by Howard Jacobson (Hogarth)

Max Baer and the Star of David by Jay Neugeboren (Mandel Vilar Press)

Putting God Second by Rabbi Donniel Hartman (Beacon Press)

And So Is the Bus by Yossel Birstein (Dryad Press)

Green on Blue by Elliot Ackerman (Scribner)

An Undisturbed Peace by Mary Glickman (Open Road)

March 2016

Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman (Harper)

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay (HarperCollins)

Letter from a Young Poet by Hyam Plutzik (Books & Books Press)

The Daughter Who Got Away by Leora Freedman (Yotzeret Publishing)

Raoul Wallenberg: The Heroic Life and Mysterious Disappearance of the Man Who Saved Thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust by Ingrid Carlberg (Quercus Piblushing)

Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan (Bloomsbury)

The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period by Bezalel Bar-Kochva (University of California Press)

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster)

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister (Simon & Schuster)

Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly (Atria Books)

Cursed Legacy: The Tragic Life of Klaus Mann by Frederic Spotts (Yale University Press)

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman (St. Martin’s Press)

A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidar (Melville House)

Scary Old Sex by Arlene Heyman (Bloomsbury)

Alligator Candy by David Kushner (Simon & Schuster)

1915 Diary of S. An-sky by S. A. An-sky (Indiana University)

The New Mediterranean Jewish Table by Joyce Goldstein (University of California)

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror by Eric Stover, Victor Peskin, and K. Alexa Koenig (University of California Press)

April 2016

Kosher USA by Roger Horowitz (Columbia University Press)

Casting Lots by Susan Silverman (Da Capo Press)

Orchestra of Exiles by Josh Aronson and Denise George (Penguin Random House)

Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown (Penguin Random House)

Utter Chaos by Sammy Gronemann (Indiana University)

Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey by Susan J. Gordon (Syracuse University Press)

The Salome Ensemble: Rose Pastor Stokes, Anzia Yezierska, Sonya Levien, and Jetta Goudal by Alan Robert Ginsberg (Syracuse University Press)

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (BLUE RIDER PRESS)

Texts in Transit in the Medieval Mediterranean by Y. Tzvi Langermann and Robert G. Morrison, eds. (Penn State University Press)

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler (Yale University Press)

The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically by Peter Singer (Yale University Press)

Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City by Adina Hoffman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Houseguest by Kim Brooks (Counterpoint)

Fever at Dawn by Peter Gardos (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Dinner Party: A Novel by Brenda Janowitz (St. Martin’s Press)

Can You Keep a Secret? by R. L. Stine (St. Martin’s Press)

Rhapsody in Schmaltz by Michael Wex (St. Martin's Press)

The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf by Laura Claridge (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud by Joseph Skibell (University of Texas)

Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea by Mitchell Duneier (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting by Dayna Ruttenberg (Flatiron Books)

Disraeli: The Novel Politician by David Cesarani (Yale University Press)

May 2016

100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life by Joshua Prager and Milton Glaser (W. W. Norton & Company)

Travels in Translation: Sea Tales and the Source of Jewish Fiction by Ken Frieden (Syracuse University Press)

Literary Hasidism: The Life and Works of Michael Levi Rodkinson by Jonatan Meir (Syracuse University Press)

We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to Covergirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement by Andi Zeisler (Public Affairs Books)

Our Separate Ways: The Fight for the Future of the US-Israel Alliance by Dana H. Alling and Steven N. Simon (Public Affairs Books)

Walter Benjamin and Theology by Colby Dickinson and Stéphane Symons, ed. (Fordham University Press)

One-Way Street by Walter Benjamin (Harvard University Press)

The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb by Neal Baswcomb (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Last Days of Stalin by Joshua Rubenstein (Yale University Press)

Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of Nazi War Criminals by Joel E. Dimsdale (Yale University Press)

Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present by Erin Thompson (Yale University Press)

Diaries: 1955-1970 by Eva Hesse (Yale University Press)

Bellow's People: How Saul Bellow Made Life into Art by David Mikics (W. W. Norton & Company)

We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman (HMH Children's)

She Made Me Laugh: My Friend Nora Ephron by Richard Cohen (Simon & Schuster)

The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorsky (Simon & Schuster)

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon Publications)

Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the '60s by Richard Goldstein (Bloomsbury)

Song of Exile: The Enduring Mystery of Psalm 137 by David W. Stowe (Oxford University Press)

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (Riverhead)

Divine Nothingness: Poems by Gerald Stern (W. W. Norton & Company)

Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship That Shaped the Sixties by Kevin M. Schultz (W. W. Norton & Company)

Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books)

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