Mark Oppenheimer’s “Squirrel Hill” takes the author back to his hometown and the Tree of Life shooting that traumatized his community.
Judy Bolton-Fasman’s ‘Asylum’ is a beautifully-written memoir of a family’s secrets and a daughter’s efforts to uncover them.
Rebecca Frankel’s ‘Into the Forest’ tells the story of the Rabinowitz family and other Jews who confront both natural and man-made terrors.
In September 1944, as related in ‘The Sisters of Auschwitz,’ both the Franks and Brilleslijpers endured a harrowing cattle car journey to Auschwitz,
In ‘Once We Were Slaves,’ Laura Leibman pieces together a genealogical puzzle to recount the extraordinary journey of a multiracial family.
During the war, Mildred and Arvid Harnack plotted sabotage and facilitated the escape of Jews.
George Koval was an Iowa-born descendant of Russian Jews, fluent in multiple languages, a lover of Walt Whitman, American baseball and Communism.
Joshua Henkin’s “Morningside Heights,” is a poignant entry in the early-onset Alzheimer’s canon, intimately exploring the ravages of the disease.
“My Name Is Selma” tells of a woman who took great risks and suffered greatly, too — but whose luck, cleverness and resilience saw her through.
Largely ignored in its time, Ulrich Boschwitz’s 1939 novel “The Passenger” is a fascinating historical document.