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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
100
W
ouk
, H
erman
.
Marjorie Morningstar: a novel. New York, Doubleday, 1955.
565 p.
The trials and tribulations of Marjorie Morgenstern, a pretty Jewish girl
from New York’s West Side. Dreaming of becoming a star, she changes her
name to Morningstar and falls in love with Noel Airman, a striving Broadway
playwright. Their anguished and tormented love affair occupies a rather large
part of the book. Throughout the book there is the religious conflict with her
parents.
Y
oung
, G
eorge
.
The man called Lenz. New York, Coward-McCann, 1955. 250
p.
The story of the pursuit until death of David Lenz, chief conspirator and
leader of the Irgun, a group of terrorists in Palestine.
Z
eh n p f e n n i n g
, G
ladys
.
Search for Eden. Minneapolis, Denison, 1955. 282 p.
A novel recreating the life of Noah in the time of the great deluge and his
struggle for survival.
Z
w i sohn
, R
ose
R .
The promised land. Boston, Meador, 1955. 177 p.
A young American woman goes to Israel to please her elderly husband who
is a physician. In spite of her fears and doubts, she slowly succumbs to the
beauty and glory of the land.