Recommended titles from the Women’s League Book Team.
Who Do You Love, Jennifer Weiner
A young boy and girl meet in a hospital and then meet again and again over the next three decades.
The Marriage of Opposites, Alice Hoffman
This is a love story, set in St. Thomas, about the mother of the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro.
A Remarkable Kindness, Diane Bletter
Four women from different backgrounds are drawn to a seaside village in Israel in 2006.
The Bridal Chair, Gloria Goldreich
Marc Chagall’s daughter, Ida, is the subject of this novel set in Nazi-occupied Paris.
The Devil in Jerusalem, Naomi Ragen
This novel takes the reader through Jerusalem’s Old City, kabbalists, mystical ancient texts, and terrifying cult rituals.
The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach, Pam Jenoff
A Jewish girl, sent to America to escape Fascist Italy, meets the Connally family who will have a lasting impact on her life.
Henna House, Nomi Eve
This novel of love and loss, which begins in 1920, explores the fascinating traditions of Yemenite Jews.
The English Spy, Daniel Silva
Art restorer and Mossad spy Gabriel Allon returns.
Invisible City, Julia Dahl
In this Edgar nominee, Rebekkah Roberts, a reporter raised by her Christian father after being abandoned by her Orthodox Jewish mother, searches for the truth about a murder and about her mother.
Run you Down, Julia Dahl
In this sequel, Rebekkah Roberts pursues another murder and encounters a whole community of ultra-Orthodox Jews who have wandered off the path.
Saint Mazie, Jami Attenberg
Mazie Phillips, who owns a movie theater during Prohibition and the Depression, devotes her life to caring for the homeless.
Hotel Moscow, Talia Carner
An American woman travels to Russia shortly after the fall of communism, and finds herself embroiled in a perilous mafia conspiracy.
Jerusalem Maiden, Talia Carner
A young woman in early 20th-century Jerusalem must choose between her faith and her passion.
The Reunion of Ghosts, Judith Claire Mitchell
Three eccentric sisters decide it’s time to end the curse on their family.
In the Unlikely Event, Judy Blume
The best-selling author writes against a backdrop of actual events that she experienced in the early 1950s.
Visible City, Tova Mirvis
When three couples’ paths intersect in their New York City neighborhood, they must weigh the comfort of stability against the costs of change.
The Angel of Losses, Stephanie Feldman
This debut novel explores the intersection of family secrets, Jewish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters.
Lies, First Person, Gail Haraven
Recently translated from the Hebrew, this controversial novel deals with revenge, Jewish identity, and how to talk about Adolf Hitler in today’s world.
All Fall Down, Jennifer Weiner
From the best selling author, comes a novel about a woman’s fall into addiction and her struggle to find her way back up again.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Alice Hoffman
This is a fascinating novel set in Coney Island in the beginning of the twentieth century, by the author of The Dovekeepers. It is a love story between the daughter of a freak show owner and a Russian immigrant who ran away from his Orthodox community.
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, Susan Jane Gilman
Finalist for the 2014 Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction from the Jewish Book Council
This is a rags to riches story of a Jewish Russian immigrant who becomes the head of an ice cream empire.
Murder 101, Faye Kellerman
Kellerman’s Decker and Lazarus move to quiet upstate New York, only to be faced with a brutal murder there.
The Golem of Hollywood, Jonathan Kellerman
Follow Detective Lev from Los Angeles to Prague as he investigates a murder with no body, only a head.
Uncle Sol’s Women, Simeon Maslin
From the pen of a pulpit rabbi comes this engaging novel about the relationship between a man and his uncle, and their relationships with a series of different women.
The Mathematician’s Shiva, Stuart Rojstaczer
Winner of the 2014 Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction from the Jewish Book Council
This is a delightfully quirky novel about a family sitting shiva for a famous mathematician, when they are joined by a bunch of misfit mathematicians.
The Boston Girl, Anita Diamant
From the author of The Red Tent comes the fascinating story of the life of 85-year old Addie Baum, born in Boston to immigrant parents.