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When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds

Poems by Peter Markus

A luminous and heartfelt collection of mourning poetry.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348505
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348512

Survivors and Exiles

Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust

Jan Schwarz

Studies the variety, scope, and character of Yiddish culture in different geographical centers after the Holocaust.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348833
$36.99
Hardback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814339053
$92.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814339060

Justus S. Stearns

Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933

Michael W. Nagle

Examines a major Michigan timber baron and political figure who also founded a coal-mining empire in Kentucky.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348826
$26.99
Hardback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341261
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341278

No Place in Time

The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Sharon B. Oster

An exploration of the temporal function that "the Jew" plays in literature.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814345825
$92.99
Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348802
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814345832

Homicide: Life on the Street

Lisa Doris Alexander

Analysis of race, racism, and the criminal justice system on Homicide: Life on the Street.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348673
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348680

Mortality, with Friends

Essays by Fleda Brown

A collection of intensely personal lyrical essays about mortality, living well, art, and love.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348741
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348758

How It Happens

Jean Alicia Elster

Intergenerational story of three Black women and their struggle to stake their claim to the American dream.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348697
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348703

The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough

An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship

Edited with an Introduction by Michele Valerie Ronnick
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

An important autobiography that reveals the story of William Sanders Scarborough who rose out of slavery to become a renowned classical philologist and African American icon.

Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332252
$24.99
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Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332245
$34.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348895

Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Yuval Harari

A comprehensive study of Jewish magic in the late antiquity and the early Islamic period—the phenomenon, the sources, and method for its research, and the history of scholarly investigation into its nature and origin.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814336304
$99.99
Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348819
$36.99
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Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814336311

Women Writing Wonder

An Anthology of Subversive Nineteenth-Century British, French, and German Fairy Tales

Edited and Translated by Julie L. J. Koehler, Shandi Lynne Wagner, Anne E. Duggan, and Adrion Dula

Critical anthology of fairy tales by nineteenth-century British, French, and German women writers.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345009
$92.99
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Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345016
$36.99
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Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345023

Our Blessed Rebel Queen

Essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia

Edited by Linda Mizejewski and Tanya D. Zuk

Exploration of Carrie Fisher as star, author, comedian, and iconic personification of Princess Leia.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814346853
$92.99
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Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814346860
$34.99
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Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814346877

The Angel and the Cholent

Food Representation from the Israel Folktale Archives

Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

A collection of food-focused folktales from the Israel Folktale Archives.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348857
$92.99
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Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348840
$36.99
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Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348864

Breaking Bad

Christopher Sharrett

Captivating analysis of the acclaimed TV series and its portrait of societal decline.

Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814342565
$19.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814342558

Eye of the Taika

New Zealand Comedy and the Films of Taika Waititi

Matthew Bannister

Innovative study of Taika Waititi, whose Maori and Jewish roots influence his distinctive New Zealand comedic style.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345320
$92.99
Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345337
$34.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345344

Jewish Women's History from Antiquity to the Present

Edited by Federica Francesconi and Rebecca Lynn Winer

A survey of Jewish women’s history from biblical times to the twenty-first century.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814346303
$99.99
Paperback
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814346310
$49.99
eBOOK
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814346327

London Yiddishtown

East End Jewish Life in Yiddish Sketch and Story, 1930–1950: Selected Works of Katie Brown, A. M. Kaizer, and I. A. Lisky

Translated with Introductions and Commentary by Vivi Lachs

Lively and engaging new view of London’s Jewish East End through translated stories of its Yiddish writers.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348482
$92.99
Paperback
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348475
$29.99
eBOOK
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348499

Disputed Messiahs

Jewish and Christian Messianism in the Ashkenazic World during the Reformation

Rebekka Voß
Translated by John Crutchfield

Jewish and Christian messianic thought and activism in the Reformation era in the Ashkenazic world.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814341643
$94.99
Paperback
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348611
$36.99
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Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814341650

100 Years of the Detroit Historical Society

Joel Stone

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation and evolution of a cultural institution in Detroit.

Paperback
Available December 2021
ISBN: 9780814348871
$24.99
eBOOK
Available December 2021
ISBN: 9780814348888

Hawaii Five-O

Brian Faucette

A lively examination of the classic 1960s American crime show.

Paperback
Available February 2022
ISBN: 9780814344323
$19.99
eBOOK
Available February 2022
ISBN: 9780814344330

Cannibalizing Queer

Brazilian Cinema from 1970 to 2015

João Nemi Neto

Puts forward a new, provocative history of queer cinema in Brazil.

Printed Paper Cased
Available February 2022
ISBN: 9780814346099
$94.99
Paperback
Available February 2022
ISBN: 9780814346105
$35.99
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Available February 2022
ISBN: 9780814346112

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