Nonfiction Round-Up (1/29/20)

A history of Jews vs Palestinians, a graphic memoir, conflict in the Middle East, behind-the-scenes of brand start-ups, and arguing against the Second Amendment–all in today’s nonfiction round-up! THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR ON PALESTINE: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 by Rashid Khalidi “Highly recommended as a valuable and accurate presentation of a […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Jennifer Rosner’s breathtaking WWII mother/daughter story, THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS. As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses […]

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Happy #PubDay (9/17/19)

Happy #PubDay (9/17/19)

Explore one woman’s life inside Brooklyn’s Chasidic community + embark on an epic Chinese kung fu adventure in today’s #PubDay celebration! ON DIVISION by Goldie Goldbloom “Goldbloom, who is Chasidic and a mother of eight, vitally portrays the complex dynamics and paradoxes of a strictly regimented, unforgiving, yet loving religious enclave, and imaginatively and boldly […]

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Happy #BookBday (2/13/18 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (2/13/18 Edition)

#BookBday stars all around! THE CHATEAU by Paul Goldberg The acclaimed author of THE YID takes us behind the scenes of a Florida condo board election, delivering a wild spin on Miami Beach, petty crime, Jewish identity, and life in Trump’s America. “A master of dark, cutting humor, restless and allusive… Goldberg confirms his status […]

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In the Hot Seat: Matt Goldman on GONE TO DUST

In the Hot Seat: Matt Goldman on GONE TO DUST

Today we turn the spotlight on Matt Goldman, whose debut novel, GONE TO DUST, features an unusual crime—a murdered woman is found covered in dust from hundreds of vacuum cleaner bags, rendering DNA evidence useless. Library Journal‘s Books for Dudes column called it, “hard-boiled awesomeness” and Booklist said, “Offer this one to aficionados of chilly […]

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LJ’s Jewish Book Month Picks

LJ’s Jewish Book Month Picks

Library Journal recently featured a roundup of titles perfect for Jewish Book Month (November 24–December 24), including these five Macmillan titles: GAME OF QUEENS: A Novel of Vashti and Esther by India Edghill Reference librarian Edghill reimagines the life of Vashti, one of the most beautiful women in the Persian empire, who lost her crown […]

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We ♥ Sarah Glidden’s Graphic Novels

We ♥ Sarah Glidden’s Graphic Novels

Sarah Glidden is many things: a progressive Jewish American twentysomething who is both vocal about and critical of Israeli politics in the Holy Land, a graduate of Boston University, and the author of an award-winning graphic memoir. That book, HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS, which was a 2012 YALSA Great Graphic […]

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Double Debut: Both Starred!

Double Debut: Both Starred!

Do your patrons have a craving for historical mysteries? Great, because two fantastic debuts are heading their way.

The Holy Thief: In Soviet Russia, an investigator must scramble to find the murderer of an American girl. One wrong step means exile in Siberia.

"Ryan re-creates the toxic, terrorized atmosphere by plunging Korolev into a
ghastly web where nothing is what it seems" --Library Journal (starred review)

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