Isaac Bashevis Singer
THE DEATH OF METHUSELAH
and Other Stories
Nobel Prize-winner Singer's 10th collection of
short stories demonstrates “the same vigor
that he has shown throughout his long career”
(The New York Times) and reaffirms his place as
an extremely popular and enduring author.
Penguin 224pp. 0-14-018698-0 $11.95
JACOB THE LIAR
Translated by Leila Vennewitz
“One of the enduring works of the Shoah...
This miraculous novel pays profound homage to remembrance.”—The Boston Globe.
Originally published in 1969, and the basis of
an Academy-Award-nominated film, this classic work is now available in a new authorized
translation by Leila Vennewitz. 256 pp.
Plume 0-452-27903-8 $11.95
f STELLA IN HEAVEN: Almost a Novel
A widower communes with his deceased wife,
who is determined to find him a new bride,
only to become jealous of her possible replacements. “Buchwald delivers raucous good fun,
with a touch of poignancy.”—Booklist. 192 pp.
Putnam 0-399-14642-3 $23.95
f THE CERTIFICA TE
Singer examines the lives of Polish Jews in the
context of the events sweeping Europe in the
1920s. A young writer who qualifies for a certificate to emigrate from Warsaw to Palestine,
must enter into a fictitious marriage to board
passage to the holy land. 240 pp.
Penguin Classic/20 C 0-14-018785-5 $11.95
Translated by Rosaline Dukalsky Schwartz
Max Barabander is a prosperous, middle-aged
property developer in Buenos Aires.
Impotence and desperation drive him back to
Warsaw where he adopts the guise of a
wealthy widower and sets about finding
women to seduce. 224 pp.
Penguin Classic/20 C 0-14-018842-8 $11.95
f SHADOWS ON THE HUDSON
“A startling, piercing work of fiction, a book
with a strong claim to being Singer’s masterpiece.”— The New York Times. Traces the
intertwined destiny of survivors in the aftermath of the Holocaust. 560 pp.
Plume 0-452-28003-6 $14.95
THE IMPORTED BRIDEGROOM
and Other Stories
Introduction by Gordon Hutner
CONTAINS: “The Imported Bridegroom,” “A Providential Match,” “A Sweatshop Romance,” “
Circumstances,” “A Ghetto Wedding,” and the 1896 novella
Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto. 272 pp.
Signet Classic 0-451-52624-4 $5.95
THE RISE OF DAVID LEVINSKY
Edited and Introduced by Jules Chametzky
“The most important of all immigrant
novels.”—Carl Van Doren. 256 pp.
Penguin Classic/ 20 C 0-14-018687-5 $13.95
BENEVOLENCE AND BETRAYAL
Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism
“Meticulous research and comprehensive
understanding.”—The New York Times.
Photographs. 368 pp.
Penguin 0-14-017715-9 $13.95
Rian Verhoeven and Ruud van der Rol
ANNE FRANK: Beyond the Diary
“Astonishing...moves past symbolism to
disentangle the real Anne Frank from mythography.”—Publishers Weekly. Illustrations,
Photographs. 112 pp.
Puffin Children’s 0-14-036926-0 $9.99
f THE SWISS, THE GOLD, AND THE DEAD
How Swiss Bankers Helped Finance
the Nazi War Machine
Translated by John Brownjohn
“This eloquent exposé...provides the fullest
picture to date of Swiss complicity in Nazi
Germany war crimes.”—Publishers Weekly.
This controversial book, a bestseller in Europe,
examines claims that Switzerland bankrolled
Nazi Germany’s war effort. Maps. 336 pp.
Penguin 0-14-027858-3 $13.95
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THE ROMANCE READER: A Novel
“Immensely charming and original...sheds
light on two intriguing mysteries: life within
an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and the
bittersweet passage through female adolescence.”—Hilma Wolitzer, Newsday. The eldest
daughter of a Hasidic rabbi is drawn to the
outside world as she finds it in the forbidden
paperback books she secretly devours. 296 pp.
Riverhead 1-57322-548-7 $13.00
GIVING UP AMERICA
“Ms. Abraham may be the first-Hasidic-born
female writer to depict the inner life of an
ultra-Orthodox girl imaginatively and critically. She does so with great aplomb and a fierce
lack of sentimentality.”— The Forward.
Riverhead 320pp. 1-57322-752-8 $12.95
FREE READING GROUP GUIDE available.
Edited with an Introduction by David McDuff
This new edition collects Babel’s earliest tales
including “Old Shloyme” and “Childhood
with Grandmother,” in addition to his masterful collection of stories, Red Cavalry. 400 pp.
Penguin Classic/ 20 C 0-14-018462-7 $12.95
f CONE Y
“A first novel with a perfectly realized setting:
Coney Island in 1939, a heady mix of immigrants, carnival freaks, and gangsters.”—
Booklist. 320 pp.
Overlook 1-58567-067-7 $26.95
THE DARK SISTER
“A novel within a novel, this story of psychic
misunderstandings and demonic possession
occurs in two different centuries to two different characters. [It] can be savored for its
excellent characterization, wit, and compelling
plot. Recommended.” —Library Journal.
Penguin 288pp. 0-14-017247-5 $12.95
Translated by Barbara Harshav
Tells of a woman’s embrace of mystical
Judaism and her parallel descent into madness. “Govrin interweaves past and present in
a shifting voice that moves with daunting ease
between first and third person. Her prose also
cunningly mingles biblical and liturgical reference and echoes.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Riverhead 448pp. 1-57322-755-2 $13.00
f WHEN I LIVED IN MODERN TIMES
One woman’s story of discovery—of herself,
of her heritage, and of the nation that would
one day become Israel. Winner of the 2000
Orange Prize for Fiction. 288 pp.
Dutton 0-525-94594-6 $23.95