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Character-Driven and Critical Books
Art, Architecture, Music, and Memoir

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Featured Books

Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground

Wild and vivid — a rollicking memoir of romance and rock ‘n’ roll in an era of upheaval and transition. From Los Angeles to Leningrad and back again, Joanna’s story is borne along by her infectious, headlong enthusiasm. It’s quite a ride.
– Patrick Radden Keefe, author, award winning staff writer at The New Yorker and creator ofWind of Change podcast

Human Rights Memoirs

As seen on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper and the New York Times Emmy-award winning documentary.

A humanist forger, a utopian outlaw, the Robin Hood of false papers, preparing passports and identity cards for the world’s oppressed.
– Jerusalem Post

Nominated for the Sophie Brody Award for Jewish Literature

A true story of Cold War bravery and danger.
– Publishers Weekly

Takes a sharp look at the dysfunction of the U.S.S.R., offering details that no one in the West could imagine. […] An important memoir by a fearless man.
Foreword Reviews

A love letter to an unloved place… A sparkling memoir.
– Ben Ehrenreich, The Guardian

Fierce and defiant, Al-Ghoul’s book is as much a celebration of Gazan resilience in the face of raging internal and external conflicts as it is of one woman’s life-affirming strength of will. An eloquent, provocative, and timely memoir.
–  Kirkus Reviews

Personal Memoir and Essay

From champion to refugee to martial-arts teacher, a kickboxing innovator tells of his career, remarkable survival and journey toward self-understanding.

Pulse-pounding, disturbing, and powerful. An astonishing life told beautifully. The book will grip you from its first pages and not let you go.
– Jeff Chang, author of Water Mirror Echo: Bruce Lee and the Making of Asian America and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

Nominated for the Sophie Brody Award for Jewish Literature

A second-generation Holocaust survivor weaves together fragments of her family’s history and witness testimony in narrative and collage, using her art as transformation and remembrance.

A bold and innovative ensemble piece with illustrations by way of words, letters, poems and artist Jana Zimmer’s own impressive images.
—Wendy Holden, author of Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope

The texture of memory and the ability of art and film to bear witness to traumatic events are delicately approached in this book-length essay by a Mekas cinephile. 

Like Mekas, who knew how to give the small and personal a universal charge, Delpeut also applies the stylistic device of alternating between individual and abstract reflections. It is simultaneously a finished piece and the beginning (or continuation) of a conversation.
Dutch Review of Books

Art and Architecture

A collection of lively and often humorous vignettes reveals the genius behind one of 20th century’s most important architects and cultural critics.

In razor-sharp anecdotes, some a paragraph, some several pages, Claire writes in the present tense. The result is altogether Loosian: timeless, with as little ornament, but as much empathy, as any protégé could deliver. Here, theory in the flesh walks in.
– Barbara Lamprecht, coauthor of Neutra: Complete Works

A masterful study of fictive art — a genre of geofictions, fictive museums, art movements, and invented persona which predate and challenge our current affliction of alternative facts and terrifying political fabulations. This scrupulously researched study is a model of interdisciplinary scholarship, bound to generate significant debate. If Philip K. Dick invented an academic historian to define and taxonomize the interdisciplinary genre of our age, Antoinette LaFarge would be it. 
– Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

A deserted Paris house holds the mystery of a brilliant Viennese modernist who worked alongside Corbusier and Loos before vanishing. Jean Welz’s prior architectural career has been virtually unknown.
Wyeth combines a sharp analysis of Europe’s artistic
movements between the two wars with refreshing personal insights to create a fascinating portrait that is both fluid and easy to read.
—Burkhardt Rukschcio, author of Adolf Loos: Leben und Werk

Holocaust Memoirs

Hitler, Stalin and I by Heda Margolius Kovály and and Helena Třeštíková
Heda’s torturous path through some of the 20th century’s greatest calamities is rendered with deep wisdom and a poetic eye for detail. […] An important historical account and a testament to human endurance.
– Tobias Mutter, Shelf Awareness

Not just about one survivor but a meaningful observation of an even more significant story about the bloody outcomes of extremism.
– New York Journal of Books

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The heartening memoir of a Jewish guitarist who survived concentration camps through his music, arrived back to a destroyed Berlin and helped remake the jazz and swing culture of his city.

For posterity, [Schumann] left behind a lifetime of music and memories, along with his remarkable autobiography, The Ghetto Swinger. […] Within its 192 pages – which includes 55 photos and illustrations – Schumann covers most of his life, from his birth in 1924 until about 1990, with wit, intelligence and deep feeling.
– JAZZIZ Magazine

Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday
Adept reporting and personal experience make for a gripping read.
Foreword Reviews

A journalistic, yet passionately written j’accuse against the French collaborators and those who want to erase the [era’s] devastating atrocities.
– Lew Whittington, New York Journal of Books 

Prize-Winning Fiction

An evocative portrait of a lost girl demanding agency.
Kirkus Reviews
Fall 2018 preview

As lush with speculative literary history as it is with lyrical prose,
picking its way through the sticky webs of family dynamics and revolutionary politics.
– World Literature Today

Readers who favor the sensual detail and daring brilliance of Brian Aldiss, Samuel R. Delany, Carol Emshwiller, George R.R. Martin, and Frank Herbert will find much to enjoy in this dazzling translation.
– William Grabowski, Library Journal

Bookmarks Reviews

The Consequences - Book Cover
A sensitive and erudite exploration of the tangled relationships between synchronicity, identity, life, and art.
– Los Angeles Review of Books

You’ll be hooked as I was if you pick up this serious yet humor-filled examination of a [conceptual artist’s] life too well examined.
– Literary Hub

Great Group Reads