Page 116 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 17 (1958-1959)

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for a strange land. Boston, L ittle , Brown, 1959. 188 p.
Resi, a young teenager, is the narrator of this compassionate novel.
It deals with the plight of three refugees from behind the Iron Curtain
who cling together in a cheerful but desperate attempt to gather up the
pieces of their shattered lives.
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Empty pews. Trans, from the Yiddish by Sarah Chodosh
Lesser. Illus. by Alice Woods. Baltimore, Grossman, 1959. 216 p.
A novel of World W ar II based on the life of immigrants who found
hope, love and happiness in America.
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Exodus. New York, Doubleday, 1958. 626
p .
This triumphant, panoramic novel about the men and women who
helped create Israel movingly tells how Ari Ben Canaan, a silent under­
ground fighter with Mossad Aliyah Beth, brings about the illegal trans­
port of 300 Jewish children from all over Europe into Palestine.
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Th e Intruder. Trans, from the Dutch by James S.
Holmes and Hans van Marie. New York, Abelard-Schuman, 1958. 166 p.
The story of a Dutch journalist who meets Vera Lopez, a Jewish Dutch
refugee in New York and the anguish and ecstasy that follow.
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Th e enemy camp: a novel. New York, Random, 1958.
561 p.
George Hurst, a Jew, lives happily with his Gentile wife, Mary, and
their two sons, but he has the uneasy feeling that the Gentile world he
is living in is “an enemy camp.”
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Solomon and Sheba. New York, Random, 1959. 248
p .
Historical romance based on the biblical story of the love of King
Solomon of Jerusalem for the Queen of Sheba.
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The great prince died. New York, Scribner, 1959. 398 p.
In 1939 Victor and Marisha Rostove, Russian exiles, found shelter in
Coyacan near Mexico City. This is the story of the friends who guarded
them and the men who planned their death. Th e novel is based on the
actual assassination plot of Leon Trotsky.