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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Nat Bern­stein is the for­mer Man­ag­er of Dig­i­tal Con­tent & Media, JBC Net­work Coor­di­na­tor, and Con­tribut­ing Edi­tor at the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and a grad­u­ate of Hamp­shire College.