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Orphan Train by Charlene Oliver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,790. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
World War II has ravished aspiring artist Christina Nava's world. It threatens to take everything...her family, her one true love, her dreams and even her life. Follow her on her quest for love, hope and freedom. Follow her from her small Polish village to the ghettos to Ravensbruck Concentration Camp where she destined to endure the obsession of the Commandant, Klaus Schuster.
A Calendar of Northern Fables by John T. Syrtash
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,510. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A Calendar of Northern Fables is a nostalgic collection of short stories about Jewish immigrants who settled in North America after the War. It’s also about their children and grandchildren. Based in Toronto, Canada the stories follow many of the Jewish Holidays and poke gentle fun at the lifestyle, rituals and mythologies brought over from the old country.
Repentance: A Tale of Demons in Old Jewish Poland by Barak Bassman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,090. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Repentance is the tale of Dovid, an impoverished orphan in 17th century Poland who ekes out a living reciting psalms for the sick and dead. One day a mysterious stranger enters his life and transforms Dovid into a wealthy merchant with a son who is a Talmudic prodigy. But there is a price for Dovid’s good fortune, and the stranger may not be as kind as he seems.
Enfold Me by Steven Greenberg
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,270. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
In the Middle East, tragedy on a biblical scale has been, for millennia, the starting point of many dark journeys. The first dystopian Israeli fiction in three decades to be set in a realistic post-Israel Middle East, "Enfold Me" is a compellingly cold journey, a cruel snapshot of a society in disintegration, and an examination of how one person can be both perpetrator and victim of tragedy.
Vichyssoise by Olga Swan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,540. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Literature » War
1942 Karin Schmidt, a former German citizen working for the British government, has disappeared during a spying mission in south-west France. Reporter David Klein is tasked with her search, which he gladly undertakes, despite the risks. In 1939, Karin had helped a Jewish family escape from Germany – and rescued him from Kletschkau prison. He owes her his life. But will he be in time to save her?
The Daughter Who Got Away by Leora Freedman
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,370. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016 by Yotzeret Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Celia is a 70-year-old New York artist and educator whose grown daughter Sharon has escaped Jewish East Coast life to live in a cabin in British Columbia. Celia braves a visit to the wilderness, where she and Sharon become involved with an idiosyncratic Jewish community. What this What this community lacks in Jewish knowledge it makes up for in heart and spirit.
His Hundred Years, A Tale by Shalach Manot
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 48,570. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
“This fascinating book by gifted writer and storyteller Shalach Manot reflects on the life of an unusual Sephardic man, his childhood in Turkey, and later, his adaptation to life in America. We follow his adventures and come away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Sephardic immigrant experience during the 20th century.” — Marc D. Angel
Ancestral Notes: A Family Dream Journal by Zelda Leah Gatuskin
Series: Biography & Memoir. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 42,100. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Dream journal entries, poems, essays, short stories, and a drama based on the author's investigations into her family history and cultural identity. She explores the themes of Jewish spirituality, shtetl life in Europe, immigration to the USA, and men's and women's traditional roles. Repeated references to spirits suggest that this inquiry is not only guided but demanded by ancestral souls.
Come With Me from Jerusalem by Kamal Abdel-Malek
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 79,680. Language: American English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Come with Me from Jerusalem tells the story of star-crossed lovers caught up in the vortex of the Arab-Jewish conflict in the Middle East. Can love conquer all?
Behind every name a Story by Virtualcoo2015
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,600. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Behind every name a Story consists of essays describing survivors’ experiences during the Holocaust.
Psychologists With No God by Albert Talker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
David watches his life fall to pieces as his marriage fails and his soon to be ex-wife turns his children against him. The wonderful woman he married has become distant and cold and experiences mood swings that go from merely spiteful to downright bizarre. This is an emotion-filled tale of one man’s desperate fight to be a part of his children’s lives.
Blood Diamonds by Melissa Yi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
A story of three women, linked by blood and diamonds. The first, a Ph.D. who loves her research more than any living thing. The second, a Montreal woman who knows her bulging, aching abdomen must conceal a terrible secret. The third, resident doctor Hope Sze, who struggles to save her patient and stumbles across a crime.
Triphammer Falls: An Ivy League Jewish Romance by Robert Eisenman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,270. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Sixty years ago, James Levin, a liberated Jew from the New Jersey Suburbs, met up by accident at a Fraternity Party with Suzanne Fisher, a Jewish girl from Brooklyn whom, generally, he would have looked down upon. A Jewish girl from Brooklyn? That was unheard of. Impossible. He could not be seen dead with such a girl–especially by his brother finishing up his ROTC service in Korea.
Galerie by Steven Greenberg
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,170. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After Vanesa Neuman’s father dies, the closed book of what he and her grandfather were doing during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia falls literally open. From Tel Aviv to the backstreets of Prague, Vanesa’s relentless quest to unravel the mystery of her father’s wartime diary reveals a seventy-year-old secret darker than she could have imagined. [Historical, Thriller, Literary, Holocaust]
That Christmas 1941 Morn by George Thakur
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
THAT CHRISTMAS 1941 MORN … On Christmas 1941 morning, when Delilah’s brother, a Nazi soldier, attempts to kill the Jews – including her flesh and blood, Dolb and Donter. She shoots first. The families flee, setting the scene for retribution, reprisal, rape and murder …thirteen years later! If you win, you need not have to explain. If you lose, you should not be there to explain! Adolf Hitler
Strength to Stand by Sheyna Galyan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,500. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015 by Yotzeret Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
When Rabbi Batya Zahav first suspects she’s the victim of an anti-Jewish stalker, she enlists the help of her colleague, Rabbi David Cohen. Soon her husband Arik, an Israeli-born Minneapolis cop, is also on the case. As the stalker’s anonymous persecution increases in violent intensity, it falls to David to identify and stop the stalker before the latest threats become reality.
Viens à Vienne je t'attends by Joseph Roth
Price: $5.80 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: French. Published: September 17, 2015 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Redécouverts de fraîche date, les deux récits réunis dans cet ouvrage : « Mendel, le porteur d’eau », et « Au neuvième jour d’Av », font partie de ces exceptions qui détiennent le mérite de la nouveauté. par l'auteur de La Marche de Radetzky et Job.
The Orthodoxy of Arrogance by M.B. Moshe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,610. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015 by Michael P Amram. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
This is a story of the triumph of the human spirit. It follows a larger-than-life Jew from the perils of Nazi Germany to America. The Orthodoxy of Arrogance looks at the human condition, the strength and weaknesses of the human spirit.
Shimoni's Lover by Jenifer Levin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,080. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Yael sent four sons to war. Three returned. It is her oldest son, Shimon, who haunts them all. A gifted man and military hero, he died horribly in combat. The memory of Shimon also torments Miriam, his lover—a woman the remaining brothers are obsessed with. Shimoni’s Lover tells the story of the Kol family of Kibbutz Mayan Ha-Emek, Israel, in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War.
Getting Rid of Mama by Liz Dolan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
What happens when a Jewish mother from Brooklyn moves in with her lesbian daughter and partner in small town, Delaware? Of course, Mother never acknowledges their relationship and the partner decides either she or the mother has got to go. What does a good daughter do? Maybe her and her mother's shared love of film, and especially Bette Davis, will help them save the day. A short story.