Fiction Books by Jewish Authors

There are many incredible fiction books about the Holocaust. This list does not include any of them, though. Some of the books below are historical fiction, but they focus on other periods. Not all of them are joyful, but they highlight Jewish experiences and lives in other points of time. Learning about the Holocaust is important, but it’s also important to recognize that Jewish people exist outside of that one period of time. These books celebrate that fact. 


Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

Season of Love by Helena Greer 

Black Foam by Ḥajjī Jābir 

The All Night Pharmacy by Ruth Madievsky

All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad 

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer 

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

Endpapers by Jennifer Savran 

Happy for You by Claire Stanford 

The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights by Kitty Zeldis 

The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine 

Sarahland by Sam Cohen 


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