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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
A
ng o f f
, C
h a r les
.
Between day and dark. New York, Yoseloff, 1959. 620
p .
Th e fourth volume in the saga of the Polonsky family who had
emigrated from Russia and settled in Boston. This volume centers
around the inner world of young David Polonsky, Harvard graduate,
and his adjustment to a new life in New York City.
B
a r th o lom ew
, C
e c il ia
.
The risk. New York, Doubleday, 1958. 285
p .
Into the happy home of David Miller, valued chemist, and his wife,
Kate, with their two children, comes, first investigation, then suspen­
sion from his job as a security risk. This affects not only the Millers,
but also people in the alley where they live.
B
erger
, T
homas
.
Crazy in Berlin. New York, Scribner, 1958. 438
p .
Carlo Reinhart, a German-American GI in Germany, has a sad and
gloomy time with his fellow soldiers and various German civilians.
Because of his German descent he is obsessed with guilt feelings for
the Nazi crimes committed against the Jews. He ultimately suffers a
nervous breakdown.
B
ilenk iss
, G
aston
.
Beggar’s paradise. New York, Pageant, 1958. 422
p .
A novel set among the Jews of Russia during the 19th century.
C
abr ies
, J
ean
.
Jacob. Trans, from the French by Gerald Hopkins. New
York, Dutton, 1958. 509 p.
The biblical story of Jacob imaginatively portraying his flight from
the wrath of Esau after selling his heritage; Jacob ’s marriage to Leah
and Rachel and his encounter with God.
C
h in n
, L
a u r en e
.
The unanointed. New York, Crown, 1958. 384
p .
Against the rich background of legend and history is unfolded the
biblical story of Joab ’s loyalty to his cousin and military commander,
King David of Israel. There are brilliant portrayals of Absolom,
Bathsheba and young Solomon.
D
ibn er
, M
a rt in
.
Showcase. New York, Doubleday, 1958. 383
p .
An expose of how two men, Moe Brody and Casey Landis, the man
he hires as trouble shooter, go about reorganizing and reshaping a
once fashionable department store before it goes into bankruptcy.
E
lm an
, R
ichard
M. A coat for the Tsar. Drawings by Bubi Jessen.
University of Texas Press, 1958. 67 p.
Herschl Schenkman, a deserter from the T sa r ’s army in Siberia, is
torn between two alternatives: to expiate his “sin” by confessing to
his friends in Brest-Litovsk and his strong need for freedom through
escape to a new life in America.
F
e ierberg
, M
ordecai
Z
e e b
.
Whither. Trans, from the Hebrew by Ira
Eisenstein. Foreword by Solomon Goldman. New York, Abelard-
Schumann, 1959. 136 p.
One of the modern Hebrew classics describing the intellectual and
spiritual struggles of the Jewish youth of the author’s time.
G
orn
, L
ester
H. The Anglo-Saxons. New York, Sagamore, 1958. 446 p.
A novel about the men and women from England, Canada and the
United States who served in the volunteer brigade of the Israeli army
in 1948. The central character is Joe Kane, a World W ar II veteran
who took up arms for Israel because of subtle anti-Semitism he had
encountered.
H
o y e r
, R
o ber t
.
Jabbok. Philadelphia, Muhlenberg, 1958. 177
p .
A biblical novel about Jacob, his conflict with" Esau and his meeting
with God.
I
kor
, R
oger
.
The sons of Avrom. Trans, by Leonard M. Friedman and
Maxwell Singer from the French
Les Eaux Melees.
New York, Putnam
1958. 383 p.
Sixty years of total Jewish experience lived by Yankel Mykhano-
witski who fled Czarist Russia to find freedom in France. Th e novel
traces the family in France from 1898 to the present, and portrays