OUT OF EGYPT: A Memoir
“Beautifully remembered and even more
beautifully written...dazzling.”—Los Angeles
Times Book Review. A touching and affection-
ate portrait detailing the lives of the author’s
flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival
in Alexandria to its defeated exodus three gen-
erations later. 320 pp.
Riverhead 1-57322-534-7 $14.00
THE PROMISED LAND
Edited with an Introduction
and Notes by Werner Sollors
“In the moving, vividly interesting pages of f
her autobiography, Mary Antin has presented
the case of the Russian Jew’s American citizen-
ship as it has not been presented before.”—The
New York Times. Photographs. 400 pp.
Penguin Classic 0-14-018985-8 $10.95
WHERE SHE CAME FROM
A Daughter’s Search for Her Mother’s History
“Epstein forges a powerfully insightful and
loving bridge to the Czech-Jewish traditions
that pre-dated her family’s sufferings.”—Miami
Herald. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Plume 336pp. 0-452-28018-4 $12.95
Fern Schumer Chapman
f MO THERLAND
A Daughter’s Journey to Reclaim the Past
“An outstanding portrait of the painful postwar waltz of Germans, their victims, and their
victims' victims.”—Kirkus. “A meticulously
detailed account...which Chapman renders
with precise and often moving prose.”—
Chicago Tribune Book Review. 208 pp.
Penguin 0-14-028623-3 $13.00
Available April 2001
James R. Ross
Travels Through the Jewish Diaspora
“Ross demonstrates a sophisticated grasp
of theology and anthropology. His vivid
anecdotal style is that of a skilled literary jour-
nalist.”— Amazon.com. Through descriptions
of his visits to six unusual Jewish communi-
ties—in Peru, Brazil, India, the Amazon, Israel,
and Uganda—Ross offers a new perspective
on ancient questions, thoughts, and rituals.
Riverhead 240pp. 1-57322-165-1 $23.95
ROOTS SCHMOOTS: Journeys Among Jews
“Irreverent and clever.”—The Jerusalem Report.
The author describes his journey to his ancestral home in Lithuania to discover his Jewish
roots—with stops along the way in the
Catskills, Manhattan, Tucson, Los Angeles,
Eilat, Jerusalem, Tiberias, Haifa, and Sefat.
Overlook 500pp. 0-87951-605-4 $19.95
Laura Shaine Cunningham
f SLEEPING ARRANGEMEN TS
“Here is Lily Moore at 10...She shares habitation with a senile old woman and two
bachelors, one of whom habitually cooks popcorn for breakfast wearing a pith helmet...All
indications to the contrary notwithstanding,
Lily is living a blessed life, as depicted in
Cunningham’s unromantic, spare, funny,
enchanting memoir.”— The Washington Post.
Riverhead 240pp. 1-57322-823-0 $12.00
Also in Riverhead: A Place in the Country 1-57322-823-0.
f HEADING SOUTH, LOOKING NORTH
A Bilingual Journey
An elegant rumination on language, exile, and
memory. "Dorfman has written the most universal of stories, a meditation on the fragility
and uncertainty of life."— The Boston Globe.
Penguin 288 pp. 0-14-028253-X $13.95
MIRIAM’S KITCHEN: A Memoir
“An appealing, sensitive account of an assimi-
lated Jewish woman's efforts to embrace the
religious traditions of her ancestors...Replete
with family narratives and recipes.”—Kirkus.
“A wonderful book.”— Newsweek. 384 pp.
Penguin 0-14-026759-X $13.95
LOST IN TRANSLATION
A Life in a New Language
“Hoffman writes so exquisitely and intelligent-
ly of the experience of learning to speak, think,
and live in a new language....Read it for its
sheer beauty as well as its insights.”—Deborah
Tannen. “The very essence of exile experience
in beautifully human terms against a back-
ground of keen and searching intellect.”—Josef
Skvorecky. 288 pp.
Penguin 0-14-012773-9 $13.95
Also in Penguin: Exit Into History 0-14-014549-4.
The Private Conversations of American Jews
Jews talk about sex and money, intermarriage
and Israel, gender and gentiles “like having a
funny, intimate, and intelligent conversation
with one of the most astute observers of the
American-Jewish scene.”(Alan Dershowitz.)
Perigee 272pp. 0-399-52157-7 $13.00
A HOLE IN THE HEART OF THE WORLD
Being Jewish in Eastern Europe
“A tapestry of moving episodes...it becomes a
window into the history of 20th-century
Jewry.”— The New Leader. Photos. 368 pp.
Penguin 0-14-025453-6 $15.00
THE COLOR OF WATER
A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother
“Complex and moving...suffused with issues
of race, religion and identity.”— The New York
Times Book Review. James McBride’s tribute to
his remarkable, eccentric, determined mother
—and an eloquent exploration of what family
really means. “Fascinating...superbly written.”
—Boston Globe. 320 pp.
Riverhead 1-57322-578-9 $12.95
• Front and back cover art is taken from the Beginning of the Book of Joshua in the British Library’s Lisbon Bible •