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September 2017 List of New books in the library

The best place on Earth: stories, by Ayelet Tsabari
. Illuminates the tenuous connections - forged, frayed and occasionally destroyed - between cultures, between generations and across the gulf or transformation and loss. Poets, soldiers, siblings and dissenters, the protagonists here are mostly Israelis of Mizrahi background, whose stories have rarely been told in literature. Call number: Z FIC TSA

A bunch of Jews (and other stuff)= A minyen Yiden (un andere zakn), by Max B. Perlson and Trina Robbins.
A collection of stories about everyday people in Duboy and in Brooklyn between 1900-1935 translated from original Yiddish into English and adapted to graphic novel format. Call number: Z YID ENG 883 PER

Orphan #8, by Kim van Alkemade.
Tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage years before. Inspired by true events. Call number: Z FIC ALK

The architect's apprentice, by Elif Shafak
. In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul to work as a tamer in sultan's menagerie, where he has a chance to befriend the sultan's beautiful daughter. A palace education leads Jahan to the empire's chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct some of the most magnificent buildings in history. Yet dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among architect’s four apprentices. A memorable story of artistic freedom, creativity, and the clash between science and fundamentalism, the novel brims with vibrant characters, intriguing adventure, and the lavish backdrop of the Ottoman court, where love and loyalty are no match for raw
power. Call number: FIC SHA

Commonwealth: a novel, by Ann Patchett.
A story of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all. Call number: FIC PAT

Company Town, by Madeline Ashby.
New Arcadia is a city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes, now owned by one very wealthy, powerful, byzantine family: Lynch Ltd. Hwa is of the few people in her community to forgo bio-engineered enhancements, but her expertise in the arts of self-defense and her record as a fighter mean that her services are yet in high demand. When the youngest Lynch needs training and protection, the family turns to Hwa. But can even she protect against increasingly intense death threats seemingly coming from another timeline? Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city's stability and heightens the unease of a rig turning over. All signs point to a nearly invisible serial killer, but all of the murders seem to lead right back to Hwa's front door. Company Town has never been the safest place to be--but now, the danger is personal. Call number: FIC ASH

A piece of the world: a novel, by Christina Baker Kline.
To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. Call number: FIC KLI

The Wonder


The Break

Hybrid Judaism

Imagine Me Gone



Mamaleh knows best


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The Wonder
A village in 1850s Ireland is mystified by what appears to be a miracle--a little girl seems to be thriving after months without food. An English nurse and an international journalist try to get to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in this psychological thriller.

Describes how fourteen million people were murdered by Hitler's and Stalin's regimes in the area between Germany and Russia during the time when both men were in power and examines the motives and methods behind the mass murders.

The Break
When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break - a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house - she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim - police, family, and friends - tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Métis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg's North End is exposed.

Hybrid Judaism
American Jewish identity has changed significantly over the course of the past half century. Kleinberg analysis of Greenberg's recognition theology of Hybrid Judaism represents a compelling understanding of contemporary American Jewish identity.

Imagine me gone
Zoe thought that being cut from her ballet program was the worst thing that could happen, but when her best friend Olivia is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, Zoe quickly learns that not being able to dance is the least of her problems.

Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abarbanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her forties, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets.

Mamaleh Knows Best
In this funny, insightful look at the best practices of Jewish mothering, Marjorie identifies the 10 key tenets of Jewish parenting, and then uses a blend of funny anecdotes, modern research, and ancient texts to show how anyone can teach those values at home.

This gripping novel explores the world of the children who were the subjects of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele's horrifying experiments at Auschwitz.