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Greenberg Families Library — New Releases

New Titles Spring 2021

FICTION

Sarahland by Sam Cohen

In Sarahland, Sam Cohen brilliantly and often hilariously explores the ways in which traditional stories have failed us, both demanding and thrillingly providing for its cast of Sarahs new origin stories, new ways to love the planet and those inhabiting it, and new possibilities for life itself. In one story, a Jewish college Sarah passively consents to a form-life in pursuit of an MRS degree and is swept into a culture of normalized sexual violence. Another reveals a version of Sarah finding pleasure—and a new set of problems—by playing dead for a wealthy necrophiliac. A Buffy-loving Sarah uses fan fiction to work through romantic obsession. As the collection progresses, Cohen explodes this search for self, insisting that we have more to resist and repair than our own personal narratives. Readers witness as the ever-evolving “Sarah” gets recast: as a bible-era trans woman, an aging lesbian literally growing roots, a being who transcends the earth as we know it. While Cohen presents a world that will clearly someday end, “Sarah” will continue. In each Sarah’s refusal to adhere to a single narrative, she potentially builds a better home for us all, a place to live that demands no fixity of self, no plague of consumerism, no bodily compromise, a place called Sarahland.

Other new releases:

  • The Devil May Dance by Jake Tapper
  • The Plum Tree: An Emotional and Heartbreaking Novel of WW2 Germany and the Holocaust by Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • The Others by Sarah Blau
  • The Bookshop of Yesterday by Amy Meyerson
  • 22 Minutes of Unconditional Love by Daphne Merkin
  • Mother for Dinner by Shalom Auslander
  • The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson

NON-FICTION

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? Discover a Life Filled with Purpose and Joy through the Secrets of Jewish Wisdom by Michal Oshman

As a mentor for leaders in top global companies, Michal created a unique personal growth methodology based on the life-changing principles of Jewish wisdom. It is easy to think that the daily challenges we experience in the 21st century are new and unlike any that people faced in the past. Michal draws on her own heritage and a wide range of Chassidut (Jewish teachings) to offer practical advice for common concerns, such as a broken heart, parenting, overcoming setbacks, and getting the most out of your career.

By challenging you to explore what matters, Michal offers solutions to your everyday struggles. She will empower you as well as teach you how to adopt her self-development tools to discover who you really are and what you were born to do with your life. With its uplifting belief that you already have all the ingredients within you to lead a joyous life, Michal’s unique mix of corporate culture experience and Jewish wisdom will help you reconnect with yourself. This unique book will help you to find your courage, and move forward freely, with no fear at all!

Other new releases:

  • This Is Not My Memoir by André Gregory
  • Little Pieces of Me by Alison Hammer
  • The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China by Jonathan Kaufman
  • Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played
  • American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption by Gabrielle Glaser
  • Kopul Rosen by Jeremy Rosen
  • Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal
  • The Esther Scroll: The Author’s Tale by Seymour Epstein
  • Plunder by Menachem Kaiser
  • Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  • Places in the Parsha: Biblical Geography and its Meaning by Yoel Elitzur
  • Tales from the Trenches: What I Learned from 25 Years in Fundraising by Jack Silverstein
  • Now for Something Sweet by Monday Morning Cooking Club

JUVENILE/YOUNG READER

Such a Library! by Jill Ross Nadler

Stevie craves quiet until he meets Miss Understood, a magical librarian whose books come to life and wreak havoc, in this modern day twist on an old Yiddish folktale

 

 

 

Other new releases:

  • Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann
  • A Rainy Day Story by Ruth Calderon
  • Summer of Stolen Secrets by Julie Sternberg
  • Kayla and Kugel’s Happy Hanukkah by Ann D. Koffsky
  • 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the M.S. St. Louis, 1939 by Barbara Krasner
  • A Crowded Farmhouse Tale by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
  • Beep Beep Bubbie by Bonnie Sherr Klein