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Largely ignored in its time, Ulrich Boschwitz’s 1939 novel “The Passenger” is a fascinating historical document.
Yaniv Iczkovits’ prizewinning Israeli novel, “The Slaughterman’s Daughter,” takes its place among the classics of Jewish literature.
In ‘Plunder,’ Menachem Kaiser distrusts and deconstructs the third-generation Holocaust memoir.
In “The Ratline,” author and documentarian Philippe Sands probes the life and death of Otto Gustav von Wächter.
Rebecca Sacks’ ambitious debut novel ‘City of a Thousand Gates’ features a cast of 32 Israelis and Palestinians.
Jonathan Lichtenstein’s memoir “The Berlin Shadow” argues that the legacy of the Kindertransport rippled through the next generations.
In David Nasaw’s “The Last Million,” the plight of Jewish refugees in DP camps offers a warning about the troubling aftermath of war.