Maya Arad's new novel offers an accelerated lesson in the principles of the detective story. It’s intellectual, illuminating and brilliant — but also cold, mechanical and not particularly suspenseful.
These essays about Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union offer a golden opportunity for readers to shed some stubborn stereotypes.
Uri Avnery always saw himself as a foreign minister without a government, not a political activist. His memoir is a type of consolation for his political isolation.
Epicurean author Elissa Altman links sustenance to serious feeling in 'Treyf,' her new memoir about growing up as the only child of dysfunctional Jewish parents.
In his third novel, Jonathan Safran Foer offers piercing insights on family life but falls victim to his own narrative pyrotechnics.
The most interesting books published this year, plus some Hebrew publications worth your time.
French investigative website Mediapart claims the 'reclusive’ successful Italian author is Anita Raja, a translator and editor who worked for the publishing house that publishes Ferrante’s books. Raja has since denied being the author.
Russian-American writer Masha Gessen’s 'Where the Jews Aren't' tells the story of the failed Jewish Autonomous Region in Birobidzhan without being treacly or preachy.
Uri Bar-Joseph's 'The Angel' details the sensational life and early death of Ashraf Marwan, who gave Israel crucial intel prior to the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Powerful and imaginative, Affinity Konar's 'Mischling' is inspired by the real-life stories of Jewish twins who endured Dr. Mengele's torturous experiments.