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  • Three floors upThree floors up

    Nevo, Eshkol, author.

    "Set in an upper-middle-class Tel Aviv apartment building, this best-selling and warmly acclaimed Israeli novel examines the interconnected lives of its residents, whose turmoils, secrets, unreliable confessions, and problematic decisions reveal the ills of a society in the midst of an identity crisis"--

  • The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (DVD)The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (DVD)

    Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past.

  • The book of separationThe book of separation : a memoir

    Mirvis, Tova, author.

  • Manhattan BeachManhattan Beach : a novel

    Egan, Jennifer, author.

    "The long-awaited, daring, and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished. Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world. Manhattan Beach is a spectacular novel by one of the greatest writers of our time"--

  • It's all relativeIt's all relative : adventures up and down the world's family tree

    Jacobs, A. J., 1968-, author.

  • Millard Salter's last dayMillard Salter's last day

    Appel, Jacob M., 1973-, author.

    In an effort to forestall the frailty and isolation of old age, psychiatrist Millard Salter intends to kill himself by the end of the day - but first he has to tie up some loose ends. These include a t̻te-̮-t̻te with his youngest son, Lysander, who at forty-three has yet to hold down a paying job; an unscheduled rendezvous with his first wife, Carol, whom he hasn't seen in twenty-seven years; and a brief visit to the grave of his second wife, Isabelle. Complicating this plan, though, is Delilah, the widow with whom he has fallen in love with in the past few months. As Millard begins to wrap up his life, he confronts a lifetime of challenges during a single day - and discovers that his family has a big surprise for him as well.

  • Jewish comedyJewish comedy : a serious history

    Dauber, Jeremy Asher, author.

  • Something beautiful happenedSomething beautiful happened : a story of survival and courage in the face of evil

    Corporon, Yvette Manessis, author.

  • The beautiful possibleThe beautiful possible : a novel

    Gottlieb, Amy.

    "Spanning seventy years and several continents--from a refugee's shattered dreams in 1938 Berlin, to a discontented American couple in the 1950s, to a young woman's life in modern-day Jerusalem--this epic, enthralling novel tells the braided love story of three unforgettable characters."--Publisher's website.

  • Becoming un-orthodoxBecoming un-orthodox : stories of ex-Hasidic Jews

    Davidman, Lynn, 1955-

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