By Ayelet Gundar-Goshen(Trans: Sondra Silverstein)
Pushkin Press, £10
When we first meet Yaakov Markovitch, he is serving in the Irgun in 1940s Palestine. Early on, he strikes up a friendship with Zeev Feinberg. The two could not be more different. Markovitch is quiet, ordinary, "gloriously average". Feinberg is larger-than-life, a creature of appetites, whether food or sex.
By Emanuela Barasch-Rubinstein Holland House, £14.99
Some writers dwell on flesh and furnishings, others, like Emanuela Barasch-Rubinstein, look deep into interior lives. Her Five Selves is a mindscape masterpiece - a handful of novellas in which the dramatis personae struggle to understand themselves in dark times.
A Bazaar Life — The Autobiography of David Alliance, written with Ivan Fallon, (The Robson Press, £25) is David Alliance’s revelatory smörgåsbord of adventures, with lessons for success in the cut-throat world of business.
Annabel Karmel had a tough 2014. In fact, it was "a hell of a year".
In May, the celebrity chef and best-selling author, who was made an MBE for her work in child nutrition, was dragged to an employment tribunal after being accused of sexual misconduct by her former salesman Mark Salter.
Books are at the very heart of Jewish life, and Jewish Book Week was formally established in the wake of efforts to eradicate European Judaism, its people and its culture, forever. The Nazis publicly burned Jewish books as a symbol of their intent to destroy the Jewish legacy.
By Charles Lewinsky (Trans: Shaun Whiteside) Atlantic Books, £17.99
Charles Lewinsky is a prolific, Jewish writer from Switzerland with almost 20 novels, 15 plays and a number of TV series to his name. His novel, Melnitz, is his first work to be translated into English. It is a huge, historical, family saga about the Meijers, a Jewish family in Switzerland.
Princes have visited Israel in a personal capacity and UK prime ministers have made state visits. But a British monarch has never made an official visit to Israel. Yet according to the author of a new book on Prince Charles, the future King of England could be the first to do so - in what would be a seismic event in terms of the Royal Family's relations with Israel.
I was in the process of getting divorced when I first discovered the classical myth of Psyche and Eros. Our family home of 20 years was being sold, my younger son was in his last year at school and my eldest was away at university. My soon to be ex-husband had settled with a new partner.