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F r i e d r i c h , O t t o .
The poor in spirit. Boston, Little, Brown, 1952. 246 p.
A Jewish press officer with the United States government in Germany falls
in love with a German girl, notwithstanding non-fraternization. The conflicts
and problems that arise as a result of it are understandable.
G a l l i c o , P a u l .
The foolish immortals. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, 1953.
224 p.
A religious version of the Ponce de Leon tale. Joe Sears perpetrates a
fantastic hoax on 76 year old Bascombe of California by promising to get for
her from the Holy Land the fruit of the tree of life, assuring her everlasting
life on earth.
G i l n e r , E l i a s .
Prince of Israel: a novel on Bar-Kokba’s uprising against Rome.
New York, Exposition, 1952. 347 p.
A graphic and stirring account of the revolt of Bar Kochba in the year 132
against the might of the Roman Empire under the Emperor Hadrian. Many
glowing personalities of this period emerge.
G o r d im e r , N a d i n e .
The lying days: a novel. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1953.
340 p.
Against the background of South African life and conflict, Helen Shaw tells
the story of her growing up and her student years at the university in Johannes-
burg. Her friendship with Joel Aaron, a Jewish boy, is admirably portrayed.
A tender and beautiful book.
G r e y , H a r r y .
The hoods. New York, Crown, 1952. 371
p .
A sordid, fictional autobiography of a boy who grows up on New York’s
lower East Side. From a juvenile delinquent he rises to be the leader in a
crime syndicate.
H a i n e , V i c t o r .
Gabe’s challenge: a novel of love’s victory over religious conflict.
New York, Exposition, 1953. 166 p.
The love story of a minister’s daughter and a Jewish rabbi who evolves his
own religion and leaves his congregation.
H a l p e r , A l b e r t .
The golden watch. Illustrated by Aaron Bohrod. New York,
Holt, 1953. 246 p.
The story of the warm and steady growing up of Dave, son of Saul and
Etta, in and around his father’s delicatessen store in the Chicago of the early
20th century. The book recaptures many happy and carefree days.
H o r w i t z , J u l i u s .
The city. Cleveland & New York, World, 1953. 219 p.
Nineteen stories and sketches portraying an unforgettable kaleidoscope of
New York life. It deals with people in their every day struggle to eradicate
the deep sense of loneliness that stalks them in the world’s busiest city.
J a m e s o n , S t o r m .
The green man. New York, Harper, 1952. 761 p.
The overprotected son of a man, dedicated to the belief that all that matters
is money and power, compensates for his weaknesses by hating Jews.
K a c z e r , I l l e s .
The siege. Translated from the Hungarian by Lawrence Wolfe.
New York, Dial, 1953. 594 p.
A novel of Jewish life in 19th century Central Europe. It concerns itself with
a poverty stricken family in flight from persecution and failure. Sholem, his
wife, Malkele, and their children, are almost symbolic of the Jew, ever fleeing
from their persecutors. Throughout the grim reality of its pages the novel
sparkles with humor, folklore and gaiety.
K a r m e l , I l o n a .
Stephania. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin, 1953. 375 p.
Stephania Ackermann, a Polish survivor of Nazi brutality, comes to a
Swedish hospital, embittered and determined to get rid of the humped back
with which her sufferings have left her. Her attitude towards life and death
has a profound effect on her two roommates, awakening in them hope for their
own future. How they were changed by the hospital and by each other is
very sensitively and beautifully told.
K a v i n o k y , B e r n i c e .
All the young summer days. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill,
1952. 288 p.
A story of the interrelationships of two Jewish families in a Mid-Western
community.
K a y , T e r e s a .
A crown for ashes. Milwaukee, Bruce, 1952. 321 p.
A gripping novel of war-torn Budapest. It is the love story of Andrew,