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A Perfect Madness by Frank H. Marsh
Price: Free! Words: 111,330. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Brandylane Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish(4.67 from 9 reviews)
It is the autumn of 1938 when Julia Kaufmann meets Erich Schmidt while studying medicine at the German University in Prague. With Hitler’s army soon to invade the city and the terror of World War II looming, it is the worst of times for a Jew and a German to fall in love.
Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,410. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish(5.00 from 1 review)
Genevieve & Jeremy have been summertime best friends at Camp Meira, a Jewish overnight camp in the mountains. Then, last year, Jeremy left camp early. Gen left the country on a graduate fellowship. Now, a little over a year since they were last at Meira, Gen and Jeremy are together to run a special Winter Camp during Hanukkah. Will their friendship be rekindled, or will it become something more?
Love Thy Roommate by H. S. Volfson
Price: Free! Words: 61,010. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Set in and around Denton, Texas, Love Thy Roommate is a tale of five unlikely friends (Miriam, Jake, Fink, Damian, and Libby) coming together to create an unconventional family unit over time. What does the post-graduate future hold for these individuals? Read Love Thy Roommate to find out.
The Rabbi Who Tricked Stalin by Mordechai Landsberg
Price: Free! Words: 107,310. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish(5.00 from 1 review)
A character driven- macabre novel about Stalin’s dark period. It is a ruthless regime, persecuting Jews and Christian God believers,‘white' Russians, Trotskists and other communists. The arrest & killing machine of the Secret Police and Bolshevik Party did not stop at their own circles. Rabbi symbolizes a troubled citizen, having family problems, struggling and succeeding to get out.
מהומה אחרי מלחמה by Mordechai Landsberg
Price: Free! Words: 63,670. Language: Hebrew. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
מהומה אחרי מלחמה' הוא רומאן עם עלילה כמעט מקאברית, המתרחשת בתקופת סיומה של מלחמת יום כיפור. הגיבורים הם ידידים משכּבר, כבני 30 ומשהו: צייר אוהב חיי ם; מדריך חקלאי, ﬠיתונאי-לﬠת-מצוא, בﬠל דיﬠות מוּקצנות "מתוך יאוש מהמצב"; ומשורר- מרצה לדתות ﬠתיקות באוניברסיטה. השלושה, ששנים מהם השתתפו במלחמה, יוצאים ﬠם כול הלוחמים להפגנות כנגד "ממשלת המחדל", ובמהרה פונים איש לﬠברו : חייהם הופכים לתזזית מתמדת.
Don't Tell Anyone by Laurie Boris
Series: Trager Family Secrets, Liza's story. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,690. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When a family accidentally learns that their matriarch has a fatal illness, their complicated weave of secrets and lies begins to unravel. Can they hold their own lives together long enough to help Mom with hers?
Carmine Vermilion by Caspar Frederik Riga
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 185,550. Language: American English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
An underground train of thought. A roadside prairie in an old corner of France was home to Ralph's great-uncle, who sold him the house. There is a garage with a new and revolutionary philosophy, and Saul, who knows dreams that go back hundreds of years. Ralph has to accept a reality that is, on second thought, even stranger than what goes on in the garage.
Lily Steps Out by Rita Plush
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,960. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Empty nest and retired husband - after 30 years of cooking and cleaning, Lily Gold wants more out of life, something of her own - a job. Just when she's about to open her own antique center, husband Leon decides he's had enough of her 'hobby' and closes their joint account. HIS needs - what about HERS? How far will she go to assert her independence? She's about to find out...
The Banished Heart by Libi Astaire
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,990. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012 by Aster Press. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Historical » General
Paul Hoffmann, a young German Jew, dreams of a literary career. But since the year is 1933, his life takes a very different turn — back to Elizabethan England, where William Shakespeare is writing The Merchant of Venice. As Shakespeare vacillates between loyalty to a Jewish friend and pleasing his public to further his career, both he and Hoffmann are forced to confront some unpleasant truths.
Grosse Fugue by Ian Phillips
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 94,400. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012 by Alliance Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
On one side, the genius of Bach, Beethoven, Schubert. On the other, depravity at its worst: hounding of innocents, appalling transports, death camps. Stuck in a grey world between: Reuben Mendel, musician, sage, survivor. This searing and compelling narrative confronts the legacy of genocide, survivor guilt and the redemptive power of great music.
A Marginal Man by Bernard Brachya Cohen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,380. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014 by MQuills Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Kramer and his wife Claire learn that their son has broken into a synagogue to steal Torah ornaments from the holy ark. Kramer meets with the rabbi, Herschel Himmelshine, to arrange for the return of the ornaments. The rabbi was a schoolmate and friend of Kramers when they were both rabbinical students and Kramer pleads with Himmelshine not to contact the police.
Alterations by Rita Plush
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
SHORT STORY COLLECTION. These pieces feel so immediate and alive – the voices, every detail – like memoir. Intimate, funny, and full of surprises, they’re big – about love, death, sex, loss, longing. I especially enjoyed “Love, Mona.” The intimate, beautiful portrayal of grief and hope ends with a wordless gesture so tender and expressive, I will never forget it. –Mary Azrael, Editor, Passager
The Masada Solution by Jeffrey Fishman
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 110,870. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Effected by a terrorist's bomb, Jake Zimmer won't accept more slaughter and the end of Israel. He and others scheme to use any means to solve the Middle East conflict. They deceive a U.S. President, the Israeli gov't, and ultimately, the world. Opposition forces act to kill it, causing countless casualties, treachery, treason, failed gov'ts and a final solution. Jake takes you on the adventure.
While the Sands Whisper by Linda Ruth Horowitz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,430. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ayishah, a freelance American-Israeli photographer, embarks on a seven-month adventure that soon draws her into a taboo love affair with her Bedouin guide, Hakim. He has many secrets, but Ayishah has one of her own: a painful abandonment of her family that needs to heal. It becomes her challenge to reveal, using the terrible beauty of the Sinai, how we overcome the borders that divide us.
The Disambiguation of Susan by Sarah Sarnoff
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 185,320. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Saint Gaudens Press. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A charming story of a young woman dealing with changes and ambiguities life throws her way, while coming to terms with her previously unfamiliar Jewish heritage. Susan’s path to resolving these ambiguities and changes brings her romance, confusion and, ultimately, a new direction in life. A rabbi's long-lost granddaughter finds her heritage in Sarah Sarnoff 's delightful story.
Enemy in the Garden: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense by Harriet Pike
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
"Enemy in the Garden" is a provocative, but entertaining, thriller with a serious topic wrapped in an exciting adventure. Chosen for the 2014 Jewish Book Council Author Tour, it combines the theme of anti-Semitism in an action-packed story as a young suburban mother faces the deadly threat of a violent, anti-government gang known as the American Clan while searching for her kidnapped husband.
Towers to Nowhere by Yakov Keller
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 254,330. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Russia at the turn of the century, a country beset by revolutionary tensions and upheavals, where Jews are increasingly threatened. From a straightforward commercial venture, Feivel’s voyage on a riverboat will turn into a series of adventures, some of them absurdly funny, some hair-raising. Few foresee that much worse is still in store for Jews, in this new century – but what to do about it?
As Though Everything Depended On Me by Trevor Steele
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 103,670. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by Mirador Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Historical » General
Journalists, if they are honest and capable, are among the strongest guardians of democracy. No tyranny can tolerate them, no democracy can function without them. For this reason they are among the most endangered people on our planet. In the tumultuous period of German history between the World Wars a brave journalist, had to oppose all forms of chauvinism, especially the rising tide of Nazism.
Finding Each Other by Richard Alan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,450. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Richard Alan succeeds again in writing a touching story of relationships,and includes intrigue, action, and danger. Think—Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult meet J.A.Vance. Finding Each Other is a poignant continuation of the family saga that began with young Meyer Minkowski. Meyer and his wife Joan watch and counsel the next generation as they search to find themselves and their life partners.
Harvey Shmidlap Seeks the Perfect Cheesecake by Eugene Shafir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,780. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Distilled from Polish peasant stock Harvey Shmidlap is only destined for greatness in terms of his belt size. But he has a half baked plan to achieve fame. When the Eponymous Food Association, the international body for naming foods, tastes his mother's cheesecake, the name Shmidlap will live forever on people's lips! Harvey's hilarious quest to get the recipe from his mother is a delicious tale.