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King Solomon and Ashmedai: A Wisdom Tale by Barak Bassman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,980. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Drawing on the extensive medieval Jewish folklore surrounding the famed Biblical king of Israel, King Solomon and Ashmedai: A Wisdom Tale traces the fall of King Solomon as the demon king Ashmedai slowly tempts him away from the path of righteousness into tyranny and the spread of idolatry. But in the end Solomon, wiser and chastened, reclaims his throne and achieves true wisdom.
A Simetimes Strange Story by Uri Norwich
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 36,320. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
A wise scholar once said, “There is a plan for each one of us outside of our control. From the moment we are born, we are set on our own predetermined road. Anything we would do could help or interfere. It may delay the passage, but we would never stray off its course. We would always come back and move along again.”
The Kiddush Ladies by Susan Sofayov
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,510. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Life-long Jewish friends Naomi, Miriam, and Becky are approaching middle-age gracefully and are content—despite a few hot flashes and mood swings—until life tosses each woman a crisis, and a dusty discovery delivers a potentially lethal blow to their friendship. While two of the women fight to save the relationship, one desires nothing more than its demise...
The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov by Ani Tuzman
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,360. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Historical » General
1707, Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth. A young orphan, deemed a simpleton and harder to tame than the wind, defies expectation and convention in the name of love. A reimagining of one of history's most revered and revolutionary mystics transporting readers back in time to experience the true meaning of power and the timeless grace of love.
From Silt and Ashes by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,370. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Sequel to best-seller Please Say Kaddish For Me. Leaving friends and loved ones behind and escaping the pogroms that raged across Russia and decimated the Jewish people by migrating to America, Havah, her husband Arel and a scant few surviving Jews find that bigotry and discrimination does not belong to Russia alone. Hatred is alive and well in the new land.
Shulamit's Piece of Mind by Chaya Benady
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 117,910. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Romance » General
Newly divorced Jewish lawyer Yigal Cohen visits a fertility center in Boston and is shocked to learn that he does not have one or two more children… but ten!
Rembrandt's Shadow by Janet Lee Berg
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,120. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Sylvie Rosenberg escaped the holocaust—but can she escape the past? Angela Martino is haunted by events from her childhood and struggles to resolve her guilt. Can these two women from different generations reconcile their own turmoil—or pay the price of an even greater loss?
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: 34,980. 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 » 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.
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
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: $2.99 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.
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.
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.