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1 Agnon, S. Y. A Book That Was Lost
New York Schocken Books 1995 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in light tan wrappers. A small tear to the bottom of the front cover, and light edgewear. A posthumous collection of short stories by Nobelist Agnon, considered to be a giant of modern Hebrew literature. Includes many pieces that appeared in English for the first time, complete with an autobiographical framework and an introduction for all 25 stories. 
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2 Appelfeld, Aharon Katerina
New York Random House 1992 0679406107 / 9780679406105 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. The story of a Polish housekeeper who works for a succession of Jewish families in the years before WW II. 
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3 Appelfeld, Aharon The Retreat
New York E. P. Dutton 1984 0525242376 / 9780525242376 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. A tiny closed tear to the bottom of the front flap. Translated by Dalya Bilu. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Appelfeld, Aharon Tzili: The Story of a Life
New York E. P. Dutton 1982 0525241876 / 9780525241874 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A small tear to the head of the spine, and light rubbing to the back panel. Tzili, abandoned by her family in the face of the approaching Nazis, manages to survive, find love, and begin a new life after the war in Palestine. By the author of Badenheim 1939. 
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5 Brett, Lily Too Many Men
New York William Morrow 2001 0688177557 / 9780688177553 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed "Lily Brett, 2001" on the title page. Top corners bumped. The story of Ruth Rothwax, a successful New York businesswoman who decides to take her 80-year-old father, Edek, back to his native Poland to revisit the scenes of his childhood and the camps where he spent the desperate wartime years. The Australian author's first U.S. publication.; Signed by Author 
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After (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy), Bukiet, Melvin Jules
6 Bukiet, Melvin Jules After (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)
New York St. Martin's Press 1996 0312145365 / 9780312145361 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bukiet on the title page. The author draws on stories of his own family's survival of the death camps for this satirical novel of the Holocaust's aftermath. A signed Advance Reading Copy in glossy wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Bukiet, Melvin Jules Nothing Makes You Free: Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2002 0393050467 / 9780393050462 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Briefly inscribed by Bukiet on the title page, and signed by Joseph Skibell at his contribution. A collection of fiction and nonfiction that draws on accounts of the Holocaust the writers received from family members who experienced it. ; Signed by Author 
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8 Bukiet, Melvin Jules Stories of an Imaginary Childhood
Evanston, IL Northwestern University Press 1991 0810110067 / 9780810110069 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bukiet. A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards, and slight wear to the top of the page edges. Creasing to the rear flap. A collection of interconnected stories that could have been about the author's childhood if not for the catastrophe that destroyed most of Jewish life in eastern Europe during the 1940s. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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While the Messiah Tarries (Includes Signed Uncorrected Proof), Bukiet, Melvin Jules
9 Bukiet, Melvin Jules While the Messiah Tarries (Includes Signed Uncorrected Proof)
New York Harcourt Brace & Company 1995 0151000832 / 9780151000838 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bukiet on the title page. A small mark to the free endpaper, and a crease to the head of the spine. A short story collection that explores the foibles and predicaments of Jews in America. A signed Uncorrected Proof in pale blue wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Grandmothers' Club, Cheuse, Alan
10 Cheuse, Alan The Grandmothers' Club
Salt Lake City Peregrine Smith Books 1986 0879052538 / 9780879052539 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Cheuse on the title page. A bump to the top corner. This is Minnie Bloch's story, as told in her twilight years over coffee in a shopping mall or during supper served in her apartment to her friends Mrs. Pinsker and Mrs. Stellberg.; Signed by Author 
Price: 16.95 USD
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11 Clayton, John J. Radiance
Columbus, OH Ohio State University Press 1998 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
An Uncorrected Proof in yellow wrappers. A short story collection focusing on American Jews trying to lead more spiritual lives. 
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12 Cohn, Haim The Trial and Death of Jesus
New York Harper & Row 1971 0060108185 / 9780060108182 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Heavy offsetting to the rear endpapers and rear flap. Publisher's price of $12.50 on the front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Miriam's Kitchen: A Memoir, Ehrlich, Elizabeth
13 Ehrlich, Elizabeth Miriam's Kitchen: A Memoir
New York Viking 1997 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
An Uncorrected Proof in pale wrappers. The author writes about her journey from ambivalent Jew to a woman who observes tradition and teaches her children about their ethnic heritage. 
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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (Includes Advance Reading Copy), Englander, Nathan
14 Englander, Nathan For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (Includes Advance Reading Copy)
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1999 0375404929 / 9780375404924 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Englander on the title page. The first book by the author of The Ministry of Special Cases, a short story collection based on Jewish themes. Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters Sue Kaufman Prize. An unsigned Advance Reading Copy is included. ; Signed by Author 
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The Successor, Epstein, Seymour
15 Epstein, Seymour The Successor
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1961 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Two small chips to the head of the spine, and very slight rubbing. A sharp copy. An ambitious young man in the New York cosmetic business tries to force his employer out of the firm. 
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An Antique Man, Gerber, Merrill Joan
16 Gerber, Merrill Joan An Antique Man
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1967 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Gerber on the title page. A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. A lovely copy of the author's first novel, about a close-knit Jewish family in Los Angeles. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Anna in Chains, Gerber, Merrill Joan
17 Gerber, Merrill Joan Anna in Chains
Syracuse, New York Syracuse University Press 1998 081560484X / 9780815604846 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Gerber on the title page. A slight wrinkle to the head of the spine. This volume comprises selections from Merrill Joan Gerber's Chattering Man, plus three new, previously unpublished pieces.; Library of Modern Jewish Literature; Signed by Author 
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18 Gerber, Merrill Joan Honeymoon
Urbana, IL University of Illinois Press 1985 0252012054 / 9780252012051 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Gerber on the title page. Very slight sunning to the spine. A short story collection, many of which focus on a Jewish family. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Paradise Park (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy), Goodman, Allegra
19 Goodman, Allegra Paradise Park (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)
New York The Dial Press 2001 0385334168 / 9780385334167 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Goodman. A comic novel about a woman who runs through every religious tradition imaginable in search of spiritual enlightenment. A signed Advance Reading Copy in pictorial wrappers is included.; Signed by Author 
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20 Greenberg, Joanne The King's Persons
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1963 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A name and date partially inked out on the front pastedown endpaper, underneath the front flap. A bottom corner is heavily bumped, and offsetting to the free endpaper. The dust jacket has a couple of closed tears, and shows light rubbing. The publisher's price of $4.95 on the front flap. A debut historical novel about the fate of Jews under Richard the Lionhearted shortly after his coronation. 
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