'All Grown Up,' Attenberg's latest novel, explores what it means for a New York woman to be single, childless and almost 40.
'You Say to Brick,' a new biography, explores Louis Kahn's bizarre personal life and sublime designs, including an unrealized plan that could have made the Western Wall a site for all humanity.
French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy's new book, a highly idiosyncratic take on what he sees as the fundamental lesson of Judaism, also offers a surprisingly clueless view of Orthodoxy.
In 'Where Memory Leads,' eminent scholar Saul Friedlander grapples with his own issues of identity and belonging, but never finds psychological liberation.
Judging books for this year's JQ/Wingate Prize on 1930s European fascism, the fate of refugees refused asylum and mass warfare and its aftermath, it was clear how history refuses to stay neatly in the past.
A Final Note From Kafka, a Trove of Manuscripts, and a Trial That Left an Israeli Heiress 'Destitute'
Eva Hoffe opens up about the ruling that forced her to transfer author Max Brod's estate – including Franz Kafka's papers – to Israel's National Library, about her parents' special relationship with Brod, and about her life in poverty.
Israeli author Yuval Yareach's 10-year journey to write 'The Silences' was complicated by the fact that he knew so little about what his grandmother lived through.
Named for the notoriously depraved Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar L. Doctorow would pen some of the most popular novels about the American pageant.
In his rather radical survey of Jewish literature from antiquity to the last century, Adam Kirsch highlights the importance of eclectic religious and worldly texts and authors for synagogue-shy Jews today.
The book traces the Jews' 'misunderstanding with the nations' to their definition as a 'chosen people,' along with reflections of his own past.