Book List in Order: 8 titles


  • When an author’s newest novel becomes an overnight sensation, his brother seizes the chance at fame -- however fleeting For most of his career as a novelist, Gregory Johns has toiled in relative obscurity. His books have sold modestly, and he li...



  • In the shifting social landscape of America in the 1960s, a mother struggles to understand -- and accept -- her son’s homosexuality Tessa Lynn considers herself independent and progressive, a liberated woman of the 1960s. And yet, when she recei...



  • For Stefan and Alexandra Ivarin, who moved from Russia to America nearly twenty years ago, becoming “American” is a lifelong project Stefan and Alexandra Ivarin emigrated to America at the end of the nineteenth century. Russian Jewish socialis...



  • For Dori Gray, a second chance at motherhood comes at a high price Dori Gray -- married, then divorced, age forty, professional journalist -- had given up hope of a child. A botched abortion left her functionally infertile, and after a string of b...



  • In Laura Z. Hobson’s debut novel, a well-to-do Austrian family, exiled in Switzerland in the early years of World War II, struggles to survive on the charity of an American socialite As World War II rips through Europe, the Vederles have found t...



  • The plot of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT concerns the experiences of a young Gentile writer who poses as a Jew in order to secure material on anti-Semitism for a series of magazine articles. A thesis novel concerning the social and economic aspects of anti-...



  • This autobiography continues the story of personal crises, highlighted by the irony and humor that paralleled the author's professional triumph, and includes lively anecdotes of the famous and infamous...