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28th day of Elul, The

Richard M. Elman

1967    (Scribner, New York)

Memoir of his youth in Eastern Europe at the time of the German occupation, written by a man in Israel who stands to inherit his uncle's estate if he can prove he professes the Jewish faith.

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1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon of Castile

Homero Aridjis

285 Pages    (Summit Books)

DDC: 863    LCC: PQ7297.A8365 A61513

OCLC: 23047401    LCCN: 91000219    ISBN 13: 9780671644994    ISBN 10: 0671644998

A best seller in Latin America in the 1980s, this novel of life in fifteenth-century Spain depicts a world in which both the Moors and the Jews are under attack. This is the formative period of the phenomenon known today as Crypto-Judaism, and Aridjis’s widely praised book, now available for the first time in an American paperback edition, will find a broad audience among readers fascinated by this aspect of Jewish history. “In 1492, the Catholic rulers, Ferdinand and Isabella, [...]

A best seller in Latin America in the 1980s, this novel of life in fifteenth-century Spain depicts a world in which both the Moors and the Jews are under attack. This is the formative period of the phenomenon known today as Crypto-Judaism, and Aridjis’s widely praised book, now available for the first time in an American paperback edition, will find a broad audience among readers fascinated by this aspect of Jewish history. “In 1492, the Catholic rulers, Ferdinand and Isabella, expelled the Jews from Spain. In Homero Aridjis’ novel, the great saga of the expulsion comes to life with both historical and poetic resonance. A great Mexican poet, Aridjis embraces history and fiction with the warmth and insight of the lyrical vision.”—Carlos Fuentes “In this highly readable novel which deals with a special and painful chapter in history, Homero Aridjis combines erudition, sensitivity and poetic imagination. I recommend it warmly.”—Elie Wiesel “A novel of literary subtlety and sensibility. Few contemporary writers have captured so profoundly and with such style this era marked by three essential events: the establishment of the Catholic sovereigns, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, and the discovery of America.”—El País (Madrid) “Among worldwide bestsellers, 1492 is the most similar to Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose; both are concerned with the trials of heretics and the violence employed against the dissident. Aridjis gives an encyclopedic vision of catastrophic times.”—La Jornada (Mexico City) [less]

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Abba Eban: An Autobiography

Abba Solomon Eban

1977    628 Pages    (Random House)

DDC: 956.94050924    LCC: DS126.6.E2

OCLC: 3072371    LCCN: 77006003    ISBN 13: 9780394493022    ISBN 10: 0394493028

Autobiography, An, by Eban, Abba

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About us: a novel

Chester Aaron

1967    (McGraw-Hill, New York)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3551.A57

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Acts of Faith

Erich Segal

1992    529 Pages    (Bantam)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3569.E4

OCLC: 24065704    LCCN: 91024206    ISBN 13: 9780553070347    ISBN 10: 0553070347

They met as children, innocents from two different worlds.  And from that moment their lives were fated to be forever entwined. Timothy : Abandoned at birth, he finds a home--and a dazzling career--within the Catholic Church.  But the vows he takes cannot protect him from one soul-igniting passion. Daniel : The scholarly son of a great rabbi, he is destined to follow in his father's footsteps.  And destined to break his father's heart. Deborah : She was [...]

They met as children, innocents from two different worlds.  And from that moment their lives were fated to be forever entwined. Timothy : Abandoned at birth, he finds a home--and a dazzling career--within the Catholic Church.  But the vows he takes cannot protect him from one soul-igniting passion. Daniel : The scholarly son of a great rabbi, he is destined to follow in his father's footsteps.  And destined to break his father's heart. Deborah : She was raised to be docile and dutiful--the perfect rabbi's wife--but love will lead her to rebellion.  And into world's the patriarch would never dare imagine.Reaching across more than a quarter of a century, from the tough streets of Brooklyn to ultramodern Brasilia to an Israeli kibbutz, and radiating the splendor of two holy cities, Rome and Jerusalem, here is Erich Segal's most provocative and ambitious novel to date--the unforgettable story of three extraordinary lives...and one forbidden love.From the Paperback edition. [less]

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Adeventures of Menahem-Mendl, The

Sholem Aleichem, Tamara Kahana

1969    (G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York)

DDC: 839.0933    LCC: PJ5129.R2

Translated from the Yiddish by Tamara Kahana.

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adventures of Augie March, The

Saul Bellow

1965    (Modern Library, New York, N.Y.)

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Adventures of Mottel, the cantor's son

Sholem Aleichem, Tamara Kahana

1953    (H. Schuman, New York)

DDC: 839.133   

By Sholom Aleichem, translated by Tamara Kahana. Illustrations by Ilya Schor. In 2 parts : I. In Kasrilovka ... II. In America ...

By Sholom Aleichem, translated by Tamara Kahana. Illustrations by Ilya Schor. In 2 parts : I. In Kasrilovka ... II. In America ... [less]

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Agrippa's daughter

Howard Fast

1964    (Doubleday, Garden City, NY)

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Agunah, The

Chaim Grade, Curt Leviant (Translator)

1978    (Menorah Publishing Company, Incorporated)

DDC: 839.0933    LCC: PJ5129.G68

OCLC: 9817585    ISBN 13: 9780932232007    ISBN 10: 0932232000

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Akiba : the story of Rabbi Akiba and his times

Marcus Lehmann, Aaron Schaffer

1956    (Keren Hatorah Committee, London)

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Aleph and Other Stories

Jorge Luis Borges

1979    1 Pages    (Plume)

DDC: 863    LCC: PQ7797.B635

OCLC: 5275403    LCCN: 77122797    ISBN 13: 9780525475392    ISBN 10: 0525475397

Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises, these stories contain some of Borges’s most fully realized human characters. With uncanny insight he takes us inside the minds of an unrepentant Nazi, an imprisoned Mayan priest, fanatical Christian theologians, a woman plotting vengeance on her father’s “killer,” and a man awaiting his assassin in a Buenos Aires guest house.  This volume also contains the hauntingly brief vignettes about literary imagination [...]

Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises, these stories contain some of Borges’s most fully realized human characters. With uncanny insight he takes us inside the minds of an unrepentant Nazi, an imprisoned Mayan priest, fanatical Christian theologians, a woman plotting vengeance on her father’s “killer,” and a man awaiting his assassin in a Buenos Aires guest house.  This volume also contains the hauntingly brief vignettes about literary imagination and personal identity collected in The Maker, which Borges wrote as failing eyesight and public fame began to undermine his sense of self. [less]

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Aleppo Tales

Haim Sabato

2005    269 Pages    (Toby Pr)

DDC: 892.436    LCC: PJ5055.4.A24

OCLC: 163272202    LCCN: 2008299111    ISBN 13: 9781592641260    ISBN 10: 1592641261

The Jewish community of Aleppo, Syria, the biblical Aram Soba, is one of the world’s most ancient. The community serves as guardian of the famous Keter Torah scroll, and boasts of a synagogue dating back to the Second Temple Period. This three-story collection interlaces the fictionalized history of Sabato’s Aleppo family with social and political turmoil spanning more than a century, from Syria to France and Israel. Sabato skillfully describes how religious values, practice, and faith [...]

The Jewish community of Aleppo, Syria, the biblical Aram Soba, is one of the world’s most ancient. The community serves as guardian of the famous Keter Torah scroll, and boasts of a synagogue dating back to the Second Temple Period. This three-story collection interlaces the fictionalized history of Sabato’s Aleppo family with social and political turmoil spanning more than a century, from Syria to France and Israel. Sabato skillfully describes how religious values, practice, and faith provide the strength for the Aleppo Jewish community and its descendants to live through difficult times and build meaningful lives. [less]

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Alicia : my story

Alicia Appleman-Jurman

1988    (Bantam Books, Toronto; New York)

Alicia tells of her flight from the Nazis through the fields of Poland, rescuing other Jews, leading them to safe hideouts, and offering them courage and hope.

Alicia tells of her flight from the Nazis through the fields of Poland, rescuing other Jews, leading them to safe hideouts, and offering them courage and hope. [less]

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All But My Life

Gerda Weissmann Klein

1985    246 Pages    (Farrar Straus Giroux)

DDC: 940.5318092    LCC: D811.5

LCCN: 94043065    ISBN 13: 9780809013609    ISBN 10: 0809013606

All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey. Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, 1939. Although the [...]

All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey. Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, 1939. Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they were eventually separated and sent to German labor camps. Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of "all but her life." By the end of the war she had lost her parents, brother, home, possessions, and community; even the dear friends she made in the labor camps, with whom she had shared so many hardships, were dead. Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity. In the darkness of the camps, Gerda and her young friends manage to create a community of friendship and love. Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. Gerda's beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone. It introduces them to last century's terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers them hope that the effects of hatred can be overcome. [less]

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All on a summer's night

Maurice Edelman

1970    (Random House, New York)

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All Other Nights: A Novel

Dara Horn

2009    384 Pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PS3608.O76

OCLC: 286488162    LCCN: 2008053412    ISBN 13: 9780393064926    ISBN 10: 0393064921

A gripping epic about the great moral struggles of the Civil War.How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover in 1862 he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln. After that night, will Jacob ever speak for himself? The answer comes when his commanders send him on another mission—this time not to murder a spy but to marry [...]

A gripping epic about the great moral struggles of the Civil War.How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover in 1862 he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln. After that night, will Jacob ever speak for himself? The answer comes when his commanders send him on another mission—this time not to murder a spy but to marry one. A page-turner rich with romance and the history of America (North and South), this is a book only Dara Horn could have written. Full of insight and surprise, layered with meaning, it is a brilliant parable of the moral divide that still haunts us: between those who value family first and those dedicated, at any cost, to social and racial justice for all. [less]

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All That Matters

Jan Goldstein

2004    198 Pages    (Hachette Books)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PS3607.O4844

OCLC: 53940410    LCCN: 2004056695    ISBN 13: 9781401301101    ISBN 10: 140130110X

What's the greatest gift that one person can give another?Jan Goldstein's stunning debut novel, All That Matters, is a deeply moving, endearing tale of a young woman who, with the help of her feisty grandmother, makes a journey from the very brink of death and despair into a full embrace of life.Jennifer Stempler has nothing left to lose: the love of her life dumped her, her mother died in a senseless car accident five years ago, and her famous Hollywood producer father started a brand-new [...]

What's the greatest gift that one person can give another?Jan Goldstein's stunning debut novel, All That Matters, is a deeply moving, endearing tale of a young woman who, with the help of her feisty grandmother, makes a journey from the very brink of death and despair into a full embrace of life.Jennifer Stempler has nothing left to lose: the love of her life dumped her, her mother died in a senseless car accident five years ago, and her famous Hollywood producer father started a brand-new family--with no room in it for her. So, 23-year-old Jennifer decides to pursue peaceful (permanent) oblivion on the beach near her home in Venice, California, drifting on a lethal combination of Xanax and tequila. But she can't even get that right.Jennifer's depression is no match for her Nana's determination. Gabby Zuckerman refuses to let her granddaughter self-destruct. With promises made to Jennifer's father and doctors, Gabby whisks Jennifer back to her home in New York City, intending to prove to Jennifer that her life cannot possibly be over yet. In fact, it has just begun. Through jaunts in Central Park to road trips to Maine, Gabby teaches Jennifer how to trust and hope again. And by relating her own tragic and heroic experience during the Nazi occupation of Poland, Gabby bestows upon Jennifer an understanding of her own life's value. But when Gabby reveals a secret--one that proves to be Jennifer's toughest challenge yet--Jennifer struggles to find out whether the gift will sustain her.Combining the unabashedly heart-warming sentiment of Robert James Waller's The Bridges of Madison County or Nicholas Sparks's Message in a Bottle with the irreverent humor of Jennifer Weiner's In Her Shoes, Goldstein's All That Matters is an inspirational first novel that leads readers to the core of what matters in life--family, hope, and savoring each moment. [less]

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All the Lights in the Night

Arthur A. Levine

32 Pages    (Tambourine Books)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PZ7.L57824 Al

OCLC: 22420881    LCCN: 90047496    ISBN 13: 9780688101077    ISBN 10: 0688101070

On a dark December morning, Moses and Benjamin begin their escape from Russia to Palestine. With only a battered old lamp for comfort--and a single night's worth of oil--they try to keep up their spirits by telling the story of Hanukkah. And, when that night finally comes, they light the old lamp, and hope for a miracle. Full-color illustrations.

On a dark December morning, Moses and Benjamin begin their escape from Russia to Palestine. With only a battered old lamp for comfort--and a single night's worth of oil--they try to keep up their spirits by telling the story of Hanukkah. And, when that night finally comes, they light the old lamp, and hope for a miracle. Full-color illustrations. [less]

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Almost Paradise

Susan Isaacs

483 Pages    (Harpercollins)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3559.S15

OCLC: 10146696    LCCN: 83048357    ISBN 13: 9780060152369    ISBN 10: 0060152362

Fate can be benevolent. Or incredibly cruel. That's what Nick and Jane will learn...Just take their relationship. Nick is stunningly handsome, the blue-eyed scion of a blue-blood New York family. Rich, talented, confident, he will become the world's most famous movie star. Jane is delightfully funny, a dark-skinned, dark-haired, half-Jewish, half-German daughter of the Midwest. Smart, gifted, loving, she will become famous in her own right as well...From the time they first meet in [...]

Fate can be benevolent. Or incredibly cruel. That's what Nick and Jane will learn...Just take their relationship. Nick is stunningly handsome, the blue-eyed scion of a blue-blood New York family. Rich, talented, confident, he will become the world's most famous movie star. Jane is delightfully funny, a dark-skinned, dark-haired, half-Jewish, half-German daughter of the Midwest. Smart, gifted, loving, she will become famous in her own right as well...From the time they first meet in their Social and Intellectual History of the U.S. course at Brown University, it's love at first sight. Coming together from two very different worlds, they will cast off adversity and disapproval to forge a life filled with work, love, and children.But fame and success come at a high price--their marriage. Just when it seems the promise of their love might be renewed, an accident leaves Jane hovering between life and death. Now, it's not only their union that might not survive, but Jane too...Almost Paradise is vintage Susan Isaacs, a witty, poignant, and engrossing tale of a man, a woman, and a passion wondrous, heartbreaking, and unforgettable. [less]

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Alternative to Normandy

Marvin Frankil

2005    108 Pages    (Lulu Press, Inc.)

ISBN 13: 9781411664074    ISBN 10: 1411664078

How the outcome of World War II could have been changed by a few seemingly insignificant, resourceful individuals.

How the outcome of World War II could have been changed by a few seemingly insignificant, resourceful individuals. [less]

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Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The

Michael Chabon

2000    639 Pages    (Picador)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3553.H15

OCLC: 43706884    LCCN: 00029063    ISBN 13: 9780312282998    ISBN 10: 0312282990

This brilliant epic novel set in New York and Prague introduces us to two misfit young men who make it big by creating comic-book superheroes. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdiniesque escape, has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. His Brooklyn cousin Sammy Clay is looking for a partner to create heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit America the comic book. Inspired by their own fears and dreams, [...]

This brilliant epic novel set in New York and Prague introduces us to two misfit young men who make it big by creating comic-book superheroes. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdiniesque escape, has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. His Brooklyn cousin Sammy Clay is looking for a partner to create heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit America the comic book. Inspired by their own fears and dreams, Kavalier and Clay create the Escapists, The Monitor, and Luna Moth, inspired by the beautiful Rosa Saks, who will become linked by powerful ties to both men.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. [less]

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America and I: Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers

1991    368 Pages    (Beacon Press)

DDC: 813.01089287    LCC: PS647.J4

OCLC: 20931265    ISBN 13: 9780807036075    ISBN 10: 0807036072

A collection of twentieth-century stories by Jewish women, featuring some of the best short story writers in American fiction. From Anzia Yezierska and Edna Ferber to Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, and Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, these writers reveal a rich, vital, and innovative tradition.

A collection of twentieth-century stories by Jewish women, featuring some of the best short story writers in American fiction. From Anzia Yezierska and Edna Ferber to Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, and Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, these writers reveal a rich, vital, and innovative tradition. [less]

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And They Shall Be My People: An American Rabbi and His Congregation

Paul Wilkes

1994    348 Pages    (Atlantic Monthly Pr)

DDC: 296.8342092    LCC: BM755.R548

OCLC: 29955067    LCCN: 95094415    ISBN 13: 9780871135612    ISBN 10: 0871135612

Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum is devoted to his congregation of mostly middle- and upper-middle-class Conservative Jews -- yet their lax observance frustrates and saddens him. Competing daily with an increasingly secular culture, Rosenbaum struggles to show his congregation the riches and fulfillment of an observant Jewish life. Exploring the rabbi's sometimes troubled, sometimes joyful leadership, And They Shall Be My People presents a complex and human portrait of American Judaism in our modern age. "A [...]

Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum is devoted to his congregation of mostly middle- and upper-middle-class Conservative Jews -- yet their lax observance frustrates and saddens him. Competing daily with an increasingly secular culture, Rosenbaum struggles to show his congregation the riches and fulfillment of an observant Jewish life. Exploring the rabbi's sometimes troubled, sometimes joyful leadership, And They Shall Be My People presents a complex and human portrait of American Judaism in our modern age. "A striking and valuable book.... A powerful, haunting story for a society easily seduced by new emphases and values." -- Gerald I. Wolpe, The Philadelphia Inquirer; "To call this 'a revealing portrait' is an understatement. It is a mirror of organized Jewish life." -- Robert L. Wolkoff, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) [less]

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Angel of death

Rochelle Majer Krich

1996    (Mysterious Press, New York)

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anguish of Father Rafti, The

Ben Friedman

1977    (Two Continents Pub. Group, New York)

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Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary - A Photographic Remembrance

Ruud Van der Rol, Rian Verhoeven

1993    128 Pages    (Viking Juvenile)

DDC: 940.53    LCC: DS135.N6 F7355

OCLC: 27186901    LCCN: 92041528    ISBN 13: 9780670849321    ISBN 10: 0670849324

Over 100 photos, including many taken by her father Otto, reveal Anne Frank's happy childhood with her sister Margot and the historical crisis that finally overtook the family. Brief essays on such topics as Hitler's rise to power, war refugees, and the Jewish ghettos and concentration camps, are intercut with the story of Anne and her family, placing Anne's life in historical perspective. Also includeded are previously unpublished excerpts from Anne's diary revealing her [...]

Over 100 photos, including many taken by her father Otto, reveal Anne Frank's happy childhood with her sister Margot and the historical crisis that finally overtook the family. Brief essays on such topics as Hitler's rise to power, war refugees, and the Jewish ghettos and concentration camps, are intercut with the story of Anne and her family, placing Anne's life in historical perspective. Also includeded are previously unpublished excerpts from Anne's diary revealing her thoughts about falling in love and the tensions that arose in the cramped quarters that eventually housed members of three families. [less]

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Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family

Miep Gies, Alison Leslie Gold

1987    272 Pages    (Simon & Schuster)

DDC: 940.531503924    LCC: DS135.N5

OCLC: 14355351    LCCN: 2009294295    ISBN 13: 9780671547714    ISBN 10: 0671547712

She found Anne Frank's diary and brought the world a message of love and hope.  For more than two years, Miep Gies and her husband helped hide the Franks from the Nazis. Like thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, they risked their lives each day to bring food, news, and emotional support to the victims. From her own remarkable childhood as a World War I refugee to the moment she places a small, red-orange, checkered diary -- Anne's legacy -- in Otto Frank's hands, Miep [...]

She found Anne Frank's diary and brought the world a message of love and hope.  For more than two years, Miep Gies and her husband helped hide the Franks from the Nazis. Like thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, they risked their lives each day to bring food, news, and emotional support to the victims. From her own remarkable childhood as a World War I refugee to the moment she places a small, red-orange, checkered diary -- Anne's legacy -- in Otto Frank's hands, Miep Gies remembers her days with simple honesty and shattering clarity. Each page rings with courage and heartbreaking beauty. [less]

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Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colón

2010    160 Pages    (Hill and Wang)

DDC: 940.53    LCC: DS135.N6 F73357

OCLC: 456171328    LCCN: 2010005776    ISBN 13: 9780809026852    ISBN 10: 0809026856

Lexile:
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Draws on the archives of the Anne Frank house to relate her life in graphic novel format.

Draws on the archives of the Anne Frank house to relate her life in graphic novel format. [less]

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antique man : a novel, An

Merrill Joan Gerber

1967    (Houghton Mifflin, Boston)

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arrangement : a novel, The

Elia Kazan

1967    (Stein and Day, New York, NY)

The Arrangement is the first-person story of Evangelos Arness, aka Evans Arness, aka Eddie Anderson, a second-generation Greek-American World War II veteran, a son of an Anatolian rug merchant who went broke after the 1929 Depression. He has come to use the name "Eddie Anderson" in his career as a self-loathing advertising executive and the name "Evans Arness" in his second career as a muck-raking magazine reporter, the career in which he ostensibly takes pride

The Arrangement is the first-person story of Evangelos Arness, aka Evans Arness, aka Eddie Anderson, a second-generation Greek-American World War II veteran, a son of an Anatolian rug merchant who went broke after the 1929 Depression. He has come to use the name "Eddie Anderson" in his career as a self-loathing advertising executive and the name "Evans Arness" in his second career as a muck-raking magazine reporter, the career in which he ostensibly takes pride [less]

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Arrogant Years, The

Lucette Lagnado

2011    352 Pages    (Ecco / HarperCollins)

DDC: 296.092    LCC: E184.37.L34

OCLC: 703205835    LCCN: 2011275403    ISBN 13: 9780061803673    ISBN 10: 0061803677

“[Lagnado writes] in crystalline yet melodious prose.”—New York TimesLucette Lagnado’s acclaimed, award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit (“[a] crushing, brilliant book” —New York Times Book Review) told the powerfully moving story of her Jewish family’s exile from Egypt. In her extraordinary follow-up memoir, The Arrogant Years, Lagnado revisits her first years in America, and describes a difficult coming-of-age tragically interrupted by a bout with cancer at age 16. [...]

“[Lagnado writes] in crystalline yet melodious prose.”—New York TimesLucette Lagnado’s acclaimed, award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit (“[a] crushing, brilliant book” —New York Times Book Review) told the powerfully moving story of her Jewish family’s exile from Egypt. In her extraordinary follow-up memoir, The Arrogant Years, Lagnado revisits her first years in America, and describes a difficult coming-of-age tragically interrupted by a bout with cancer at age 16. At once a poignant mother and daughter story and a magnificent snapshot of the turbulent ’60s and ’70s, The Arrogant Years is a stunning work of memory and resilience that ranges from Cairo to Brooklyn and beyond—the unforgettable true story of a remarkable young woman’s determination to push past the boundaries of her life and make her way in the wider world. [less]

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As a Driven Leaf

Milton Steinberg

1987    480 Pages    (Jason Aronson)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3537.T32343

OCLC: 16753417    LCCN: 96170556    ISBN 13: 9780876689943    ISBN 10: 0876689942

Relates the story of Elish ben Abuyah, a talmudic rabbi who turns to Greek philosophy in his search for a rational explanation for religious faith, is excommunicated by the Sanhedrin, and betrays his former associates in the rabbinate to the Romans

Relates the story of Elish ben Abuyah, a talmudic rabbi who turns to Greek philosophy in his search for a rational explanation for religious faith, is excommunicated by the Sanhedrin, and betrays his former associates in the rabbinate to the Romans [less]

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As a driven leaf

Milton Steinberg

1939    (Behrman House, Inc., New York)

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As good as Golda;: The warmth and wisdom of Israel's Prime Minister

Golda Meir

1970    70 Pages    (McCall Pub. Co)

DDC: 354.5694    LCC: DS126.6.M42 A25

OCLC: 1028181553    LCCN: 74114843    ISBN 13: 9780841500297    ISBN 10: 0841500290

As good as Golda;: The warmth and wisdom of Israel's Prime Minister

As good as Golda;: The warmth and wisdom of Israel's Prime Minister [less]

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Asher and the Capmakers: A Hanukkah Story

Eric A. Kimmel

1 Pages    (Holiday House)

LCC: PZ8.K527 As

OCLC: 27108707    LCCN: 92037978    ISBN 13: 9780823410316    ISBN 10: 0823410315

On his way to get an egg for his mother the night before Hanukkah, a young boy encounters a group of mischievous fairies who take him on an adventure to Jerusalem.

On his way to get an egg for his mother the night before Hanukkah, a young boy encounters a group of mischievous fairies who take him on an adventure to Jerusalem. [less]

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