Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month and with so many prominent Jewish American figures in literature it is important to highlight some of their works. Whether the Jewish experience is a feature of their work as with Philip Roth or Jonathan Safran Foer or just a part of their sociocultural makeup as with Aimee Bender or JD Salinger there are many classics here as well as contemporary surprises.

Catch-22 : a novel

Joseph Heller

eBOOK
Humor, Classics

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Aimee Bender

eBOOK
Literary Fiction

Being able to taste people's emotions in food may at first be horrifying. But young, unassuming Rose Edelstein grows up learning to harness her gift as she becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.

Everything is illuminated

Jonathan Safran Foer

eBOOK
Literary Fiction

What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank : stories

Nathan Englander

eBOOK
Short Story

"The author of the sensational national best seller For the Relief of Unbearable Urges returns with a commanding new collection of short stories: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank establishes Nathan Englander beyond all doubt as the heir to Roth, Malamud, and Babel. A tour de force. The title story, inspired by Carver's masterpiece, is a comic classic, a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. "Camp Sundown" is an outlandishly dark story of vigilante justice undertaken by a troop of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave who recognize a fellow vacationer as a former Nazi guard. "Free Fruit for Young Widows" is a small, sharp study in evil. "Sister Hills" chronicles the history of the Israeli settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur war through the present, a political story constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. A great leap forward from one of our most audacious and important writers, and a sensational literary event"--

Night

Elie Wiesel

eBOOK
Memoir

Nine stories

J. D. Salinger

eBOOK
Short Story