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The Last Rose of Shanghai: A Novel

In Japanese-occupied Shanghai, two people from different cultures are drawn together by fate and the freedom of music ... 1940. Aiyi Shao is a young heiress and the owner of a formerly popular and glamorous Shanghai nightclub.

Ernest Reismann is a penniless Jewish refugee driven out of Germ…

Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal was a Jewish Holocaust survivor who became internationally famous for relentlessly pursuing and bringing to justice nearly 1,100 Nazi war criminals. He is best known for his role in the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the ‘Final Solution.' On the day of his ret…

My Life in Dog Years: A Memoir

Comedy legend Rita Rudner, known for her epigrammatic one-liners, has enjoyed a fifty-plus year career that has included dancing, singing, acting, creating award-winning TV specials, novels, essay collections, screenplays, theater plays, a musical and a syndicated TV series.

In the middle o…

Why Do Jewish? A Manifesto for 21st Century Jewish Peoplehood

How do I live a more meaningful life? How might I feel more connected to others, to the world around me, to the past and the future? In an era when we can choose our own identities, why might we choose to identify as Jews?

These are just some of the questions Zack Bodner addresses as he tho…

Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

Pearl "Polly" Adler (1900-1962) was a diminutive dynamo whose Manhattan brothels in the Roaring Twenties became places not just for men to have the company of women but were key gathering places where the culturati and celebrity elite mingled with high society and with violent figures of the…