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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
A
n s e l l
, J
a ck
.
His brother, the bear. New York, Doubleday, 1960. 331
p .
A decisive Rosh Hashanah in the life of the Julius Black family in a
small Louisiana community. The weaknesses and frustrations that face
Julius Black, the Jew, and his Christian wife who has taken to drink to
conceal her loathing of all things Jewish.
B
assan i
, G
iorgio
.
The gold-rimmed spectacles. Trans, from Italian by
Isabel Quigley. New York, Atheneum, 1960. 143 p.
The story revolves around Dr. Athos Fadigati, leading physician in
Ferrara, Italy, in the period between the two world wars, who is highly
respected until a nasty rumor has it that he is a homosexual. The social
cruelty of the town leads him to commit suicide. These events are related
in the first person by a Jewish university student who has just become
aware of the rising tide of anti-Semitism in fascist Italy.
B
erger
, Z
dena
.
Tell me another morning. New York, Harper, 1961. 243 p.
A series of vignettes about life in a German concentration camp as
experienced by Tania, the adolescent narrator of this story and her
friends, Ilse and Eva. How their alliance and self-reliance made survival
possible.
B
o l t
, D
avid
.
Adam. New York, John Day, 1961. 143
p .
The biblical story of Genesis related anew.
C
a h an
, A
brah am
.
The rise of David Levinsky. New York, Harper, 1960. 275 p.
Revised edition of the 1917 book.
C
o l e
, C
onnor
H
ammond
.
The cross and the star. New York, Vantage, 1960.
378 p.
Struggles of three chaplains: Rabbi Metzer, Chaplain Weatherspoon,
and Chaplain Kimberley, on the battlefields of Korea.
C
otton
, E
l la
E
arls
.
Queen of Persia, the story of Esther who saved her
people. New York, Exposition, 1960. 150 p.
D
a y a n
, Y
a e l
.
Envy the frightened. New York, World, 1961. 187 p.
Traces the life of Nimrod, a young Israeli in the rural community of
Beit-On, from his eighth year to the time his son is eight, against the
spartan world of to-day’s Israel where one needs to be strong and fearless.
D
ra pk in
, F
r ita
R
o th
.
Papa’s golden land. New York, Comet, I960. 182
p .
A Jewish immigrant family finds fulfillment in America.
F
e in s t e in
, A
lan
S. Triumph! Boston, Citadel, 1960. 182 p.
Stephen White, outstanding man in his graduating class, is concerned
solely with achieving success and recognition. After success, he faces
complete disaster which ironically saves him and he rediscovers his
real self.
F
isch er
, V
ardis
.
The island of the innocent: a novel of Greek and Jew in
the time of the Maccabees. Denver, Colorado, Alan Swallow, 1960. 448 p.
G
erson
, N
o e l
B. The Hittite. New York, Doubleday, 1961. 264 p.
Historical novel concerning a commander in the army of the Hittites
in the time of Joshua.
G
old
, H
er b e r t
.
Therefore be bold. New York, Dial, 1960. 256
p .
Study of two adolescents: Daniel Berman, Jew, and Eva Masters, non-
Jewess. Berman whose Jewishness has never been a source of embarrass­
ment is made acutely aware of it through his relationship with Eva.
G
ourse
,
R.
L
e s l ie
.
With gall and honey. New York, Doubleday, 1961. 288 p.
An American girl in Israel caught in the cross-purposes of two men:
a young fighter-intellectual from Argentina and a fatherly businessman
of Jerusalem.
H
artog
, J
an
d e
.
The inspector. New York, Atheneum, 1960. 312 p.
The strange odyssey of Anna Held, a young Dutch-Jewish survivor of
Auschwitz, who is helped by Peter Jongman, a middle-aged Dutch
police-inspector to get to Israel.
H
erzl
, T
heodor
. Old-new land (A ltneuland). Trans, from German, with
revised notes, by Lotta Levensohn. New York, Bloch; Herzl Press, 1960
296 p.
New edition of Herzl’s novel.