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Field, Hermann
Mierzenski, Stanislaw.
Angry harvest. New York,
Crowell, 1958. 491 p.
Written by two former prisoners of the Polish communists, the novel
tells the story of Rosa Kornblum, a young Jewish girl, fleeing from the
Germans in Poland. She finds sanctuary with a bachelor farmer, Leon
Wolny, who turns her out lest her presence in his house endanger his
own safety.
Ginsburg, Natalia.
A light for fools. Translated from the Italian by Angus
Davidson. New York, Dutton, 1957. 256 p.
A German Jew hiding in Fascist Italy is discovered and executed along
with his Italian protector.
Glanville, Brian.
The bankrupts. New York, Doubleday, 1958. 259 p.
A young Jewish girl, Rosemary Frieman, of London revolts against the
materialism of her family and friends and after the death of her lover
finds new life in Israel.
Grisman, Arnold
E. Early to rise. New York, Harper, 1958. 246 p.
Bill Roth, an ambitious World War II veteran, borrows his uncle's
life's savings, quits college and goes into the export business in Man-
hattan. His marriage to Adele, a girl from a well-to-do Fifth Avenue
home, presents quite a contrast with his own struggling family in the
Habe, Hans.,
pseud. (Bekessy, Jean). Off limits: a novel. Translated from
the German by Ewakl Osers. New York, Fell, 1957. 466 p.
The love of a Jewish officer with the American occupation forces in
Germany for a German fraulein.
Harris, Mark.
Something about a soldier. New York, Macmillan, 1957. 175 p.
The strange story of Jacob Epstein’s brief and spirited 121 days as a
soldier in World War II. Contains both pathos and humor of how this
well meaning youth blunders his way through war to become the only
surviving member of his company.
B. A., pseud. (Henry B. Abrahams). The Gutenheim way. New
York, Yoseloff, 1957. 189
The story of Sidney and Blanche Gutenheim, upper-middle class
German Jews living in New York City and their children, Lawrence and
Alice, and the problems that arose when Alice married Mark whose
family was not in their social strata.
Howe, Irving,
Greenberg, Eliezer,
eds. A treasury of Yiddish stories.
New York, Meridian Books, 1958. 630 p.
A paper-back reprint.
Jacobson, Dan.
The price of diamonds. New York, Knopf, 1958. 207 p.
Set in the Union of South Africa, this novel tells the stormy but warm
friendship of two business partners involved in the diamond trade.
Kastle, Herbert D.
Koptic court. New York, Simon &Schuster, 1958. 343
Individual stories and emotional conflicts of the Jewish and negro
tenants within the six story apartment house that Harold Koptic built
in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn.
Kaufman, Myron
S. Remember me to God. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1957.
640 p.
The problems that beset the family of Adam Amsterdam, a small-time
Boston magistrate, and the snobbish antics of his son, Richard, an arro-
gant and ambitious student at Harvard, who strives to escape his Jewish
heritage and pursues a Boston debutante.
Kavinoky, Bernice.
The mother. New York, Rinehart, 1958. 216 p.
The familiar story of a dominating mother whose efforts to promote
the welfare of her son only serve to make him unhappy and to alienate
him. Della Sherman’s determination that her only son be a doctor ruins
both their lives.