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M a l a m u d , B e r n a r d .
The assistant. New York, Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1957.
246 p.
The grim, realistic story o f Morris Bober, neighborhood grocer, and his
family and the difficult life that is theirs. Into their midst comes Frank
Alpine, a non-Jew, to become Bober’s assistant. He falls in love with the
daughter, Helen, and ultimately becomes Jewish.
M a l v e r n , G l a d y s .
Saul’s daughter. New York, Longmans, Green, 1956. 241
p .
Against a background of intrigue and chase are woven many exciting
episodes in the life of Michal, Saul’s daughter, and her great love for David
which frustrate many of her father’s plans to destroy David.
M a r g o l i a n , A b r a h a m . A
piece of blue heaven. Fredericton, N. B., Canada,
New Elizabethan, 1956. 240 p.
The tragic story of the Jews of Amsterdam under the Nazis and how a kind
Dutch surgeon opened his house to a group of them. It is based on actual
Dutch diaries and life histories.
M e n d e l e M o c h e r S e f o r im ,
pseud. (Sholem Yaakov Abramowitz). The parasite.
Translated from the Yiddish by Gerald Stillman. Illustrations by Forrest
Jacobs. New York, Yoseloff, 1956. 174 p.
Itzhok-Avrom, the parasite, realizes on his deathbed that his merciless
grinding of the poor has deprived him of human love. Written in 1864, this
was Mendele’s first novel.
M e r o c h n i k , M i n n i e .
Essence of life. New York, Storm, 1956. 185
p .
Deborah Gordon who is married to a man she does not love becomes in­
volved with a young Jewish intellectual who is active in the development of
Israel. Their love affair ends in tragedy.
O s g o o d , P h i l l i p s E n d i c o t t .
The sinner beloved: a novel of the life and times o f
Hosea the prophet. New York, American, 1956. 242 p.
A novel that deals with the attempts of the enemies to corrupt the wife of
the Prophet Hosea, and Hosea’s search for her.
P icard , Jacob. The marked one and other stories. Translated from the German
with an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication
Society, 1956. 267 p.
A collection of admirable and varied short stories recreating Jewish village
life in Germany during the last two hundred years.
P i t z e r ,
R. Daughter of Jerusalem. New York, Liveright, 1956. 367
p .
A Biblical novel of the days of Jeremiah concerning Nehusta and Battus.
R i c h t e r , H a n s W e r n e r .
They fell from God’s hand. Translated from the Ger­
man by Geoffrey Saintsbury. New York, Dutton, 1956. 346 p.
A young Jew from Poland finds himself in a displaced persons camp near
Nuremberg in 1950.
R o b e r t s , M a r y - C a r t e r .
Little brother, fate. New York, Farrar, Straus &
Cudahy, 1957. 250 p.
A novel based on three of the most sensational murder cases of the twenties:
the Hall-Mills, Snyder and Grey and Leopold-Loeb cases. The author analyzes
the central characters and shows how each came inevitably to his own tragic
end.
R o b e r t s o n , M i n n s S .
To God alone: a novel. Daytona Beach, Fla., College,
1956. 261 p.
Yudah of Gamala and his band of Jewish pilgrims, en route to Jerusalem for
Passover, display courage and a sturdy religious faith.
S e t t l e , M a r y L e e ,
pseud. (Mrs. Douglas Newton). The kiss of kin. New York,
Harper, 1956. 184 p.
Among a group of people gathered to hear the reading of the will of a South­
ern matriarch is a Jewish violinist.
S
henhar
, Y
itzhak
ed., Tehilla and other Israeli Tales. Translated from the
Hebrew by I. M. Lask, Israel Schen and Lea Ben-Dor. New York, Abelard-
Schuman, 1956. 271 p.
This anthology, offering important samplings from leading Hebrew writers,
presents a panorama through time and tradition into the current scene.
S h o l o m A l e i c h e m ,
pseud. (Solomon Rabinowitz). Selected stories of Sholom
Aleichem. Introduction by Alfred Kazin. New York, Random, 1956. 435 p.
Tales filled with humor and pathos.