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    Winston-Macauley, Marnie
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    "The Jewish mother feels her job isn't done even after death. You're never too dead to be a Jewish mother." –Mallory Lewis, daughter of Shari Lewis * What do Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Jon Stewart, Bette Midler,...

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    Rosen, Renée
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    With their relationship unwelcome, Leeba and Red soon find themselves in the middle of the civil rights movement, and they discover that, in times of struggle, music can bring people together.

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    Park, Jacqueline
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    A sweeping saga of intrigue and romance set during the Italian Renaissance and told through the eyes of Grazia dei Rossi, a young Jewish woman torn between duty and forbidden romance, who wins our hearts with her recorded secrets of...

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    Harris, Eve
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    Set in the Orthodox Jewish community in North West London, The Marrying of Chani Kaufman is the poignant and humorous story of nineteen-year-old Chani Kaufman and the lead-up to her wedding night.Nineteen-year-old Chani lives in the...

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    Jenoff, Pam
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    In her luminous and groundbreaking debut, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shows the unimaginable sacrifices one woman must make in a time of war Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks...

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    Silcoff, Mireille
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    After the death of a favourite aunt with a decadent and intriguing past, a young woman travels back to Montreal for the funeral and reconsiders her own deteriorating life as a failing fashion school student in New York City.

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    Shea, Christina
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    Smuggled out of Hungary to escape the Nazi menace, five-year-old Eva Farkas now lives with her aunt and uncle in Romania. Renamed Anca Balaj, she's told to forget her Hungarian past and language and accept a new identity. But when...

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    David-Weill, Natalie
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    When your son's a genius, it's hard not to brag-even in the afterlife-in this "funny and fascinating novel about Yiddish mothers in Paradise" (Le Point). Rebecca Rosenthal, a thirty-eight-year-old mother and professor at the Sorbonne,...

  • Author:
    Klug, Lisa Alcalay
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    Hot Mamalah is a start-to-finish celebration of the strengths, challenges and triumphs of Jewish women — the good, the great, the P.M.S.y and the menopausal! This “ABC’s of She” dishes up a delicious smorgasbord of everything whole-y...

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    Silbertein Swartz, Sarah, Wolfe, Margie
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    Not satisfied by the established roles assigned to them, Jewish women have begun to uncover their history, religion and culture using tradition and memory to inspire and transform their lives. In From Memory to Transformation, women...

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    Forman, Frieda, Raicus, Ethel, Silberstein Swartz, Sarah
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    The first of its kind, this anthology showcases women's writing previously available only in Yiddish. A book of voices from an almost forgotten female heritage, it features eighteen writers who speak powerfully of the events that shaped...

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    Rudin, Phyllis
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    Evie Troy, an impulsive and funny young Jewish woman, has a tendency to overcomplicate things. And that can get her into trouble. When her dying friend Jean-Gabriel, a successful and controversial francophone writer, cons her into...

  • Author:
    Panofsky, Ruth
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    At Odds in the World: Essays on Jewish Canadian Women Writers brings together a series of essays by Ruth Panofsky that probe the articulation of Jewishness and femaleness through the lens of literature. Showing how female...

  • Author:
    Plante, David
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    A daughter of Jewish refugees searches for love and a spiritual home in this novel by the National Book Award-nominated author of Difficult Women. Brought up in a secular household on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Nancy Green knows...

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