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A Survivor Named Trauma
A Survivor Named Trauma (February 2020)
Holocaust Memory in Lithuania
Myra Sklarew - Author

Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.

A Survivor Named Trauma examines the nature of trauma and memory as they relate to the Holocaust in Lithuania. How do we behave under threat? How do we remember extreme danger? How do subsequent generations deal with their histories—whether as descendants of perpetrators or victims, of th...(Read More)
 
 
Off the Derech
Off the Derech (January 2020)
Leaving Orthodox Judaism
Ezra Cappell - Editor
Jessica Lang - Editor

Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.

In recent years, many formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews have documented leaving their communities in published stories, films, and memoirs. This movement is often identified as “off the derech” (OTD), or off the path, with ...(Read More)
 
 
An Accidental Theodicy
An Accidental Theodicy (November 2019)
Genuflexions on a Fractured Knee
Arvind Sharma - Author

A highly personal meditation on the nature and meaning of suffering.

An adequate explanation of suffering is perhaps the most intractable issue in the study of religion and philosophy, and the answer to the question “Why me?” has eluded not only those who are the victims of suffering, but those who sympathize with them and try to understand and explain their suffering. In this highly personal account, Arvind Sharma ...(Read More)
 
 
When I Am Italian
When I Am Italian (November 2019)
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?

“My ancestral Italian village in America was in Waterbury, Connecticut.” In this sentence, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the central question of this book: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States in the early 1900s, Clapps Herman takes a complicated and ...(Read More)
 
 
Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words
Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words (June 2019)
Reflections on Life and the Law, with Selected Judicial Opinions and Articles
Judith S. Kaye - Author
Henry M. Greenberg - Editor
Luisa M. Kaye - Editor
Marilyn Marcus - Editor
Albert M. Rosenblatt - Editor

An autobiography and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

In 1983, Judith S. Kaye (1938–2016) became the first woman appointed to the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court. Ten years later, she became the first woman to be appointed chief judge of the court, and by the time she retired, in 2008, she was the longest-serving chief judge in the court&r...(Read More)
 
 
Something's Happening Here
Something's Happening Here (May 2019)
A Sixties Odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock
Mark Berger - Author

The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.

The meadow outside Bethel, New York, is eerily empty and silent. Yesterday it held half a million cheering people, and only a few hours ago, the closer, Jimi Hendrix, recast the “Star Spangled Banner” as a firefight in the Mekong Delta. Mark Berger’s been here the whole time. Arriving four days early,...(Read More)
 
 
Battling Editor
Battling Editor (January 2019)
The Albany Years
Harry Rosenfeld - Author
William Kennedy - Foreword by

Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.

In 1978, Harry Rosenfeld left the Washington Post, where he oversaw the paper’s standard-setting coverage of Watergate, to take charge of two daily papers under co-ownership in Albany, New York: the morning Times Union and the evening Knickerbocker News. It was a particularly challenging ...(Read More)
 
 
Angry Rain
Angry Rain (October 2018)
A Brief Memoir
Maurice Kenny - Author
Derek C. Maus - Edited and with an introduction by

Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.

Maurice Kenny’s career as a writer, teacher, publisher, and storyteller spanned more than six decades, during which he published over thirty books and became one of the most prominent voices in American poetry. From the early 1970s onward, he was instrumental in ...(Read More)
 
 
Hell Gate
Hell Gate (October 2018)
A Nexus of New York City’s East River
Michael Nichols - Author

Depicts a man’s exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City’s East River.

Part history and part memoir, Hell Gate tells of a man’s excursions along and through Hell Gate, a narrow stretch of water in New York City’s East River, notorious for dangerous currents, shipwrecks, and its melancholic islands and rocks. Drawn to the area b...(Read More)
 
 
Finding True North
Finding True North (July 2018)
A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks
Fran Yardley - Author

Silver Medalist - 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Regional category

An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks.

In 1968 Fran and Jay Yardley, a young couple with pioneering spirit, moved to a remote corner of the Adirondacks to revive the long-abandoned but historic Bartlett Carry Club, with its one thousand acres and thirty-seven buildings. T...(Read More)
 
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