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Jewish Family Life

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Jewish Family Life

The tapestry of our lives is interwoven with everyday family interaction.  The reaction of each family to holidays, family gatherings and illness is particular unto itself.  However, in all cultures, the clashing of the old and new is universal.  The following books focus on Jewish families and their unique issues.

An Almost Perfect Moment…Binnie Kirschenbaum

The Saturday Wife...Naomi Ragen

Outcast Dove…Sharan Newman

Bloody Mary…Sharon Solwitz

Welcome to Heavenly Heights…Risa Miller

Sunday Jews…Hortense Calisher

The Golems of Gorham…Thane Rosenbaum

The Chosen…Chaim Potok

In the Image...Dara Horn

Bee Season...Myla Goldberg

What Remains…Nicholas Delbanco

Setting Fires…Kate Wenner

Watch Your Mouth…Daniel Handler

Wholeness of a Broken Heart…Katie Singer

Paradise Farm…Brenda Webster

The Romance Reader…Pearl Abraham

Body Scissors…Michael Simon

The Furies…Fernanda Eberstadt

The Time of Our Singing…Richard Powers

Green…Benjamin Zucker

Carry Me Across the Water…Ethan Canin

Leaving Earth…Helen Humphreys

Disobedience…Naomi Alderman

You Made Me Love You…Joanna Goodman

Golden Country…Jennifer Gilmore

The World To Come…Dara Horn

Not Me…Michael Lavigne

Faith for Beginners…Aaron Hamburger

The Washington Story: a novel in five spheres…Adam Langer

Up from Orchard Street…Eleanor Widmer

Wonder Spot...Melissa Bank

Walking Home…Gloria Goldreich

Hedwig and Berti…Frieda Arkin

Plot Against America…Philip Roth

Hunger and Thirst…Daniela Kuper

The Covenant…Naomi Ragen

Someone Not Really Her Mother…Harriet Scott Chessman

Heir to the Glimmering World…Cynthia Ozick

The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green…Joshua Raff

The First Desire…Nancy Riesman

Better Homes and Husbands…Valerie Ann Leff

Crossing California…Adam Langer

Repentances…Annette Meyers

The Cure for Grief...Nellie Hermann

Holding My Breath...Sidura Hedwig

The Servants' Quarters...Lynn Freed

 

 

Updated October 10, 2012