Best Jewish Literature & Fiction Books

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1. The Warsaw Orphan: A Novel

Author: by Kelly Rimmer
B08WYW38MJ
June 1, 2021
English

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“Kelly Rimmer’s heart-stopping rendering of the war in Nazi-occupied Polandof life, resistance, survival, and lovewill captivate readers. Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were YoursInspired by the real-life heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during WWII, The Warsaw Orphan is Kelly Rimmer’s most anticipated novel since her bestselling sensation, The Things We Cannot Say.

In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. She has no fondness for the Germans who patrol her streets and impose their curfews, but has never given much thought to what goes on behind the walls that contain her Jewish neighbors.

She knows all too well about German brutality-and that they’re the reason she must conceal her true identity. But in befriending Sara, a nurse who shares her apartment floor, Elzbieta makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of deception and heroism.


2. The Woman with the Blue Star: A Novel

Author: by Pam Jenoff
B08DL12NM8
Park Row
May 4, 2021

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“An emotional novel that you will never forget.” Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of EternalFrom the author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II – Now a New York Times bestsller!1942.

Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Krakw Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city.

One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans.

While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding. Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds.


3. The Girl from Berlin: An utterly heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel

Author: by Kate Hewitt
B08QPZG2G3
February 25, 2021
English

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Absolutely brilliant, emotional, and heartbreaking My TOP read of 2021 Everyone should be reading this book Quite frankly it is worth 1 million shining stars.’ Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews 1936, Nazi-ruled Berlin. A heartbreaking and stunningly powerful novel of friendship, courage and betrayal, about two girls whose lives collide in war-torn Berlin, and whose friendship is the only thing that might get them out alive.

They sat together on the roof, watching Berlin burn, as traces of smoke and cloud floated through the air. I just want to be free, Rosa said quietly, Even if only for a few minutes. It might be the last chance I have.

From her beautiful new home in Berlin, a young woman named Liesel Scholz barely notices the changes to the city around her. Her life is one of privilege and safety thanks to her father’s job working for the new government.

But a chance encounter with Rosa, the daughter of their Jewish housekeeper, confirms Liesel’s fears that something isn’t right. That the Nazi government’s brutal rules are cruel and dangerous, and that others aren’t as safe as she is. When Rosa begs Liesel to helppressing her grandfather’s gold pocket watch into Liesel’s handLiesel recklessly agrees.


4. Morningside Heights: A Novel

Author: by Joshua Henkin
B07ZC6N4ZN
Pantheon (June 15, 2021)
June 15, 2021

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When Ohio-born Pru Steiner arrives in New York in 1976, she follows in a long tradition of young people determined to take the city by storm. But when she falls in love with and marries Spence Robin, her hotshot young Shakespeare professor, her life takes a turn she couldn’t have anticipated.

Thirty years later, something is wrong with Spence. The Great Man can’t concentrate; he falls asleep reading The New York Review of Books. With their daughter, Sarah, away at medical school, Pru must struggle on her own to care for him.

One day, feeling especially isolated, Pru meets a man, and the possibility of new romance blooms. Meanwhile, Spence’s estranged son from his first marriage has come back into their lives. Arlo, a wealthy entrepreneur who invests in biotech, may be his father’s last, best hope.

Morningside Heights is a sweeping and compassionate novel about a marriage surviving hardship. It’s about the love between women and men, and children and parents; about the things we give up in the face of adversity; and about how to survive when life turns out differently from what we thought we signed up for.


5. The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni

Author: by Helene Wecker
B075WS4G4K
Harper (June 8, 2021)
June 8, 2021

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An immersive and magical tale of loneliness, love, and finding hopeRichly nuanced and beautiful. BuzzfeedIn this enthralling historical epic, set in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading to World War I the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the JinniHelene Wecker revisits her beloved characters Chava and Ahmad as they confront unexpected new challenges in a rapidly changing human world.

Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in the shape of a man.

Fearing they’ll be exposed as monsters, these magical beings hide their true selves and try to pass as humanjust two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought together under calamitous circumstances, their lives are now entwinedbut they’re not yet certain of what they mean to each other.


6. The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

Author: by Heather Morris
B0756DZ4C1
Harper Paperbacks
September 4, 2018

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The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times BestsellerThis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolovan unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love.

I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none. Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie ProjectIn April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Ttowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarismbut also incredible acts of bravery and compassion.


7. The Girls in the Attic

Author: by Marius Gabriel
B08LMN5TVG
June 1, 2021
English

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The bestselling author of The Designer presents a sweeping story of blind faith, family allegiance and how love makes one man question everything he thought he knew. Max Wolff is a committed soldier of the Reich. So when he is sent home wounded, only to discover that his mother is sheltering two young Jewish women in their home, he is outraged.

His mother’s act of mercy is a gross betrayal of everything Max stands for. He has dedicated his life to Nazism, fighting to atone for the shame of his anti-Hitler father’s imprisonment. It’s his duty to turn the sisters over to the Gestapo.

But he hesitates, and the longer Max fails to do his duty, the harder it becomes. When Allied bombers fill the skies of Germany, Max is forced to abandon all dogma and face the brutality of war in order to defend precious lives.

But what will it cost him?


8. The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel

Author: by Kelly Rimmer

Graydon House

432 pages

1 pounds

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Now a New York Times bestseller! From the author of Truths I Never Told You, Before I Let You Go, and the upcoming The Warsaw Orphan, Kelly Rimmer’s powerful WWII novel follows a woman’s urgent search for answers to a family mystery that uncovers truths about herself that she never expected.

Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself. I thought that Before I Let You Go was one of the best novels I had ever readIf you only have time to read one book this year The Things We Cannot Say should be that book.Keep tissues handy.

Fresh FictionFans of The Nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say. Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling authorIn 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows.

It’s a decision that will alter her destinyand it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century. Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married.


9. Cilka's Journey

Author: by Heather Morris
Griffin
English
384 pages

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From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz comes a new novel based on a riveting true story of love and resilience. Her beauty saved her and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is.

Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly taken, equals survival. When the war is over and the camp is liberated, freedom is not granted to Cilka: She is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to a Siberian prison camp.

But did she really have a choice? And where do the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was send to Auschwitz when she was still a child? In Siberia, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards.

But when she meets a kind female doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Confronting death and terror daily, Cilka discovers a strength she never knew she had.

10. The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel

Author: by Pam Jenoff
B07C9MBL72
Park Row
January 29, 2019

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A New York Times BestsellerFraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war. Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were YoursFrom the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

1946, ManhattanOne morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographseach of a different woman.

In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station. Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war.

11. Florence Adler Swims Forever: A Novel

Author: by Rachel Beanland
B07Z44LM4J
July 7, 2020
English

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The perfect summer read (USA TODAY) begins with a shocking tragedy that results in three generations of the Adler family grappling with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets over the course of one summer. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * One of USA TODAY’s Best Books of 2020 * One of Good Morning America’s 25 Novels You’ll Want to Read This Summer * One of Parade’s 26 Best Books to Read This SummerAtlantic City, 1934.

Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to America’s Playground and move into the small apartment above their bakery. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home.

Now, Florence has returned from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel, and Fannie, pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bedrest for the duration of her pregnancy. After Joseph insists they take in a mysterious young woman whom he recently helped emigrate from Nazi Germany, the apartment is bursting at the seams.

12. Surviving The Forest (World War II Brave Women Fiction)

Author: by Adiva Geffen
English
230 pages
1796269409

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Five shots on Saturday morning change their fate foreverShurka is a happy young woman who lives a fairy tale life with her beloved husband and their two young children, in a pretty house in a village in Poland. She believes that nothing can hurt them.

Or so she thinksThen, World War II breaks out and the happy family quickly understands that their happiness has come to a brutal end. The family is forced to flee their house and find shelter in a neighboring ghetto, where they come to realized that the Gestapo is taking Jews away on trucks every night, never to be seen again.

The family makes a brave and difficult choice to flee to the dark forest. There, surrounded by animals, they know that this is their only chance of escaping the real beasts. They have no idea what will await them, but they know that doing nothing is not an option if they wish to survive.

Surviving the Forest is the second book in the “World War II Brave Women” series

13. My Mother's Secret: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story

Author: by J.L. Witterick
Berkley
English
208 pages

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Inspired by a true story, My Mother’s Secret is a captivating and ultimately uplifting tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the mother and daughter who save them all.

Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are simple, ordinary people… Until 1939, when the Nazis invade their homeland. Providing shelter to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland is a death sentence, but Franciszka and Helena do exactly that. In their tiny home in Sokal, they hide a Jewish family in a loft above their pigsty, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen, and a defecting German soldier in the atticeach party completely unknown to the others.

For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commander. Told simply and succinctly from four different perspectivesall under one roofMy Mother’s Secret is a testament to the kindness, courage, and generosity of ordinary people who chose to be extraordinary.

14. We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel

Author: by Georgia Hunter
Penguin Books
English
416 pages

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The New York Times bestseller with more than 1 million copies sold worldwideInspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to surviveand to reuniteWe Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.

Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn’t be more timely. Glamour It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer.

The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety.

As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight.

15. The Girl from the Channel Islands: A WWII Novel

Author: by Jenny Lecoat
Published at: Graydon House; Original edition (February 2, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1525806414

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLERUnforgettable Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling authorInspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II.

Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forcesthe Channel Islands are simply not worth defending.

Most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence, but for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewisha fact that could mean deportation, or worse. With no means of escape, Hedy hides in plain sight, working as a translator for the Germans while silently working against them.

She forges a tentative friendship with a sympathetic German officer who is likewise trapped by circumstance. But as the war intensifies, Hedy knows she is in greater danger each day. Soon, her survival will depend not just on her own courage but on the community she has come to cherish and a man who should be her enemy.