Lewis David Katzman Library

Lewis David Katzman LibraryYour Lewis David Katzman Library has a variety of current books, magazines and newspapers for you to enjoy.

Summer Hours
Wednesday: 10.00 a.m. to Noon
Saturday: 9.00 a.m. to 9.50 a.m.

Winter Hours
Tuesday: 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10.00 a.m. to Noon
Saturday: 9.00 a.m. to 9.50 a.m.
Sunday: 9.00 a.m. to Noon

Some of our recent aquisitions include the following:

Fields of Exile by Nora Gold

Nora Gold’s Fields of Exile is the first novel about anti-Israelism on campus. It has received enthusiastic reviews in Canada, the USA, the UK, and Israel, and has been praised by Irwin Cotler, Phyllis Chesler, and Alice Shalvi, among many others. 

Gold is also the author of the acclaimed Marrow and Other Stories, the creator and editor of the prestigious online (free) literary journal Jewish Fiction.net, a blogger for “The Jewish Thinker” at Haaretz, the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at CSWE/OISE/University of Toronto, a researcher who conducted a national research study on Canadian Jewish women’s experiences of anti-Semitism and sexism, the organizer of the Wonderful Women Writers Series, and a community activist.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
From the author of The Dovekeepers.
Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is Alice Hoffman at her most spellbinding.

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit
My Promised Land tells the story of Israel as it has never been told before. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Through revealing stories of significant events and of ordinary individuals—pioneers, immigrants, entrepreneurs, scientists, army generals, peaceniks, settlers, and Palestinians—Israeli journalist Ari Shavit illuminates many of the pivotal moments of the Zionist century that led Israel to where it is today.

As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? And can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, both internal and external, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape.

The New York Times says: Ari Shavit’s new book is a gale of conversation, of feeling, of foreboding, of ratiocination. It takes a wide-angle and often personal view of Israel’s past and present, and frequently reads like a love story and a thriller at once. That it ultimately becomes a book of lamentation, a moral cri de coeur and a ghost story tightens its hold on your imagination.

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart
After three acclaimed novels—The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Love Story—Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own.

Provocative, hilarious, and inventive, Little Failure reveals a deeper vein of emotion in Gary Shteyngart’s prose. It is a memoir of an immigrant family coming to America, as told by a lifelong misfit who forged from his imagination an essential literary voice and, against all odds, a place in the world.