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Greenberg Families Library — New Titles

New Titles May 2022

 

FICTION 

Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World by Sasha Fletcher

It’s Brooklyn. It’s winter. It’s so cold outside you could execute billionaires in the street about it. Sam lives with Eleanor and they are in love. He has three or four outstanding invoices that would each cover rent for a month. At some point, the President is going to make some absolutely wild announcements that will only end in doom. In a surreal, funny, and heart-breaking version of reality, Sasha Fletcher’s highly anticipated first novel occupies that rare register that manages to speak to an increasingly incomprehensible world. Through scenes that poetically transform the mundane into the sublime and the absurd into the tragic, Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World is about the exquisite beauty of being in love in a world that is falling apart.

Other new titles:

  • My Fine Fellow: A Delicious Entanglement by Jennieke Cohen
  • Pure Colour by Sheila Heti
  • All the Queen’s Men by SJ Bennett
  • Happy for You by Claire Stanford
  • The Maid by Nita Prose
  • The Lightning Rod by Brad Meltzer
  • Jews versus Zombies Edited by Lavie Tidhar and Rebecca Levene
  • Jews versus Aliens Edited by Lavie Tidhar and Rebecca Levene
  • An Apprenticeship or the Book of Pleasures by Clarice Lispector
  • Fear: And Other Stories by Chana Blankshteyn

NON-FICTION

The Connections Paradigm: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Modern Mental Health by David H. Rosmarin

This book introduces an approach to mental health that dates back 3,000 years to an ancient body of Jewish spiritual wisdom. Known as the Connections Paradigm, the millennia-old method has been empirically shown to alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. After being passed down from generation to generation and tested in clinical settings with private clients, it is presented here for the first time to a wide audience. The idea behind the paradigm is that human beings, at any given moment, are either “connected” or “disconnected” across three key relationships. To be “connected” means to be in a loving, harmonious, and fulfilling relationship; to be “disconnected” means, of course, the opposite. The three relationships are those between our souls and our bodies, ourselves and others, and ourselves and God. These relationships are hierarchal; each depends on the one that precedes it. This means that we can only connect with God to the extent that we connect with others, and we cannot connect with others if we don’t connect with ourselves. The author, Dr. David H. Rosmarin, devotes a section to each relationship and describes techniques and practices to become a more connected individual. He also brings in compelling stories from his clinical practice to show the process in action. Whether you’re a clinician working with clients, a person seeking the healing balm of wisdom; whether you’re a member of the Jewish faith, or a person open to new spiritual perspectives, you will find this book sensible, practical, and timely, because, for all of us, connection leads to mental health.

Other new titles:

  • The Israeli Century: How the Zionist Revolution Changed History and Reinvented Judaism by Yossi Shain
  • Translated Memories: Transgenerational Perspectives on the Holocaust Edited by Bettina Hofman and Ursula Reuter
  • The Girl in the Middle: Growing up Between Black and White, Rich and Poor by Anais Granofsky
  • Judah Benjamin: Counselor to the Confederacy by James Traub
  • The Connections Paradigm: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Modern Mental Health by David H. Rosmarin
  • Conspiracy U: A Case Study by Scott A. Shay
  • Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment, and the Courts to set Him Free by Sarah Weinman
  • In Hitler’s Munich: Jews. The Revolution and the Rise of Nazism by Michael Brenner
  • Zabar’s: A Family Story, with Recipes by Lori Zabar
  • The Puzzler: One Man’s Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws: Why We Love Them, What They Do to Our Brains, and How They Can Improve Our World by A.J Jacobs

YOUNG READER/YOUNG ADULT

Coming of Age: 13 B’nai Mitzvah Stories Edited by Jonathan Rosen and Henry Herz

What does it mean to become an adult in your faith? Join thirteen diverse characters as they experience anxiety, doubt, and self-discovery while preparing for their b’nai mitzvah. And whether celebrating with a lavish party or in reception room A with an accordion player, the Jewish rite of passage remains the same. Filled with humor, hope, and history, there’s something in this anthology for every reader, regardless of their faith.

Other new titles:

  • Starlight Soup: A Sukkot Story by Elana Rubinstein
  • The 150,000 Rugelach by Allison and Wayne Marks
  • Not Your All-American Girl by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  • Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J Sass
  • Abby Tried and True by Donna Gephart
  • As If On Cue by Marisa Kanter
  • A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi
  • The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R.M Romero

JUVENILE

The Topsy-Turvy Bus by Anita Fitch Pozner

Climb aboard the Topsy-Turvy Bus with Maddy and Jake as it travels around the country teaching communities the importance of taking care of the earth and creating a better, cleaner, healthier world. Based on a real Topsy-Turvy Bus created by Hazon, the largest Jewish environmental organization in North America.

Other new titles:

  • Layla the Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
  • Ms. Noah’s Doves by Jane Yolen
  • A Holiday for Ari Ant by Sylvia Rouss