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Jewish Themes and Stories in 2014 Books

Revisiting our coverage of notable books published this year

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Rivka Galchen Is Not Your Mommy

The thirtysomething characters in ‘American Innovations,’ her vital, intelligent, new collection of stories, have trouble growing up

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How Much of This Author’s Weirdness Is Our Weirdness, Too?

In an interview, Rivka Galchen—who has a new collection out this week—channels Kafka, posing complex questions to herself, and us

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All The Jewish Young Literary Men (and Women)

Who will make The New Yorker’s under-40 cut?

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What May Be Highly Relevant

In this excerpt from Rivka Galchen’s first novel, a psychiatrist uses unconventional means to save a patient