Books tagged: jewish americans

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The Johnny Moss Room
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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It takes a lot of guts to be Merv Moss's daughter and even more to love him. In this dramedy about the complicated bonds between fathers and daughters,17-year-old budding film genius Lilo Moss struggles to touch the grace and forgiveness that will lead her to come to terms with her outrageous ex-comic dad before it's too late. Set in 1960s New York and Miami, when all the world was changing.
Yiddish Lost and Found: Eavesdropping on the Ancestors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,980. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Social Science » Jewish studies
Yiddish learner and novelist Ellen Galford (author of The Dyke and the Dybbuk, The Fires of Bride and other feminist cult classics) takes a short, sharp look at the fragmentary, battered but tenacious Yiddish that survived three generations of her family’s journey from the Russian Pale of Settlement to the fleshpots of the Bronx and the wilds of New Jersey.
The Poisoned Crop
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,230. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Can the love of a white Jewish boy and an African American girl survive in a small town in the 1950's, north of the Mason-Dixon line, where the Klan lurks in the hearts and minds of the local residents, already assaulted by rock 'n' roll and post-War America?
She's Not Herself
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,830. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by Dream of Things. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental illness
Young Linda grew up with a mother who was “not herself.” Years later, as a psychotherapist, the author looks back on her childhood in an effort to understand her mother’s mental illness and make sense of the effects of multi-generational traumas. The result is a memoir of love, loss, loyalty, and healing.
Learning to Kiss Girls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2014 by Tulabella Ruby Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
It’s 1984, and Helen Blumenstein, age 14, wants to learn about kissing girls. She’s scared of being different. Helen will have to find her own voice and decide if she is brave enough to be exactly who she is supposed to be, even if that means being a little bit queer.
Chant of Ages; Cry of Cotton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » History » American
The beginnings of the contemporary Jewish community in Valdosta, Georgia, starts with the arrival of two Jewish confederate veterans, Abraham Ehrlich and Benjamin Kaul, in 1866 and ends with the formal establishment of the present-day congregation in 1908. It is a very warm, personal tale of three Jewish families who became revered as members of Valdosta's socially prominent "new moss."
Wave Me Good-Bye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,290. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Other
As the only Jewish girl in her New York neighborhood, Miriam Liebler has a lot on her mind. Her brother will soon join the fight and her Jewish relatives in Europe have simply disappeared. No one understands her worries until she meets Christopher, an orphan whisked to America to escape the deadly bombings in London. Will their friendship survive, though, when trouble brews?
Jewish Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,340. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Historical » General
A collection of short stories dealing with daily Hebrew life, history and culture. Funny, thought-provoking, and even a little sad these stories will make you smile and open your heart.
Honest Sid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,850. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
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If you're going to live outside the law, you'd better be honest. This seeming paradox was the operating principle of Sid Probstein's life. Guileless and endlessly optimistic, he was known as Honest Sid around his stomping ground of New York's Broadway. Sid wasn't a tough guy, or even a bad guy.
Lew Feldman 1930s Jewish Boxer From Brooklyn
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Lew Feldman was a very active boxer in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions of boxing, from 1927-1940. He fought Kid Chocolate for the featherweight championship of the world in 1932. Lew was a native of Scotland but came to Brooklyn early in his life. He was raised on the rough streets of Brownsville. I have used contemporary newspaper accounts to chronicle many of Feldman's bouts.