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AMERICAN JEWISH FICTION BOOKS
1950-1951
T
HE annual output of fiction books of Jewish interest has been
increasing within the past few years, as can be ascertained
by comparing this bibliography with those on the same subject
that have appeared in previous issues of the
,Jewish Book Annual.
While some of the books listed belong here only because they
include some Jewish characters, there is a substantial number with
definite Jewish themes. Many of the annotations in this bibliog-
raphy are based on reviews that have appeared in
In Jewish Book-
land
( = IJB) and the
American Jewish Year Book
, volume 52.
Miss Iva Cohen, assistant librarian of the American Jewish Com-
mittee, has been most helpful in furnishing essential data and we
herewith express our gratitude to her.
A
b e l
, H
il d e
.
The guests of summer. Indianapolis and New York, Bobbs-Merrill,
1951. 271 p.
Julie Dreyfuss, 17, finds herself alien to the European Jews at a hotel in the
Adirondacks, and she also feels alien to the Christian boy she meets in the
neighborhood. A Polish refugee leads her into maturity.
A
n g o f f
, C
h a r l e s
.
Journey to the dawn. New York, Beechhurst, 1951. 421
p .
The adjustment of a Jewish immigrant family to American life after the
turn of the century. A well written book vivdly portraying Jewish life.
A
p p l e
, L
ew is
T. Some are friends. New York, Crown, 1951. 253 p.
The conflict resulting from marriage between Gentile and Jew. I t is the
usual story, not well told. (IJB, June, 1951)
A
sch
, S
h o l em
.
Salvation. New York, Putnam, 1951. 343 p.
A revised edition of Asch’s novel of Polish Jewish life in the nineteenth
century. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir.
A
s im o v
, I
sa a c
.
Pebble in the sky. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, 1950. 223 p.
A Jewish tailor is transplanted into a different era as a result of an accident
in an atomic energy plant. He faces a conflict between the Earth and the
Galaxy of Planets.
A
u s u b e l
, N
a t h a n
,
ed.
A
treasury
o f
Jewish humor. Garden City,
N . Y . ,
Double-
day, 1951. 735 p.
This anthology of humorous tales, satires and witticisms includes stories by
Israel Zangwill, S. J. Agnon, Shalom Aleichem, Lion Feuchtwanger, Hayyim
N. Bialik, I. L. Peretz and others.
B
a k e r
, C
lar a
W
o r th
.
Freedom front. Boston, Meader, 1950. 503
p .
A boy explores the history of the Jews and seeks to aid in the restoration of
the Jews to Jerusalem.
B
i r s t e i n
, A
n n
.
Star of glass. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1950. 273
p .
A poorly written piece of “hate literature” about a rabbi and a synagogue,
as seen through the eyes of a young secretary. (IJB, January, 1951)
B
o y l e
, K
a y
.
The smoking mountain: stories of post-war Germany. New York,
McGraw-Hill, 1951. 273 p.
One of the stories is concerned with anti-Semitism,