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C h a r l e s , G e rd a .
The crossing point. New York, Knopf, 1961. 302 p.
A novel involving all strata of Jewish society on the outskirts of
London. Here are portrayed the lonely and tormented Rabbi Norberg,
a liberal, and Sara Gabriel, the wife he has been seeking, and the
problems presented by her bigoted father.
C h in n , L a u r e n e .
Voice of the Lord. New York, Crown, 1961. 384 p.
Biblical novel based on the life of the prophet Jeremiah.
D ib n e r , M a r t in .
A God for tomorrow. New York, Doubleday, 1961. 263 p.
An American political reporter, covering the anti-Semitic riots in
Germany, learns of a rumor that Hitler had a son, that he was alive,
and that two rival political groups were trying to find him and use him
as a pawn in their struggle for power.
E p s t e in , S e ym o u r .
The successor. New York, Scribner, 1961. 311 p.
Ray Tolchin, a brash, egocentric young man, starts as errand boy
in David Altman's firm, Joli Creations, and ruthlessly becomes “the
successor.”
F i e d l e r , L e s l i e
A. Pull down vanity, and other stories. Philadelphia, Lip-
pincott, 1962. 249 p.
Collection of short stories dealing in great part with the social and
psychological problems of Jews.
F u ch s , D a n i e l .
Three novels. New York, Basic, 1961. 996
p .
The three novels are: Summer in Williamsburg; Homage to Blenholt;
Low Company, all published between 1934 and 1937. The milieu of
all three is Brooklyn in the mid-thirties.
G am e z , T a n a de .
Like a river of lions. New York, Graphic Society, 1962. 312 p.
Federico Rayneri, a republican veteran of the Spanish Civil War, is
discharged from the U.S. Infantry at the close of World War II and
falls in love with Mercedes, a U.N. journalist, who is secretly a Haganah
agent trying to secure a ship in which to evacuate refugees.
G o o dm a n , H e n r y ,
ed. The new country: stories from the Yiddish about life
in America. New York, Yiddisher Kultur Farband, 1961. 520 p.
Anthology of short stories about Jewish immigrant life in America.
G r a n a t , R o b e r t .
The important thing. New York, Random, 1961. 343 p.
The soul searching of James Warsaw at odds with himself, his upper-
middle class Jewish background, his family and religion.
G r e e n e , H a r r is .
The ‘Mozart’ leaves at nine. New York, Doubleday, 1961.
452 p.
Post-war novel of occupied Austria in 1947, wherein Major Jeremy
Burton, Chief of the Security Service of the U.S. Army in Salzburg,
attempts to quiet the resultant turmoil brought about by Werner Baum-
gart who tries to arrest former Nazis.
H a g g a rd , R id e r .
King Solomon’s mines. New York, Dell, 1961. 288 p.
H a l e v y -L e v in , I s a a c ,
ed. Israel argosy: no. 7. New York, Yoseloff, 1961. 196 p.
Anthology of writings by contemporary Israeli authors.
H a l l e r , D in a h .
Shapes of clay. New York, Dodd, 1962. 275 p.
Love story of Nirah Meron, a young Israeli officer, and Bert Darzidon,
an American business man, both products of Nazi Germany and both
converts to Christianity though for very different reasons. The War of
Independence and the growth of Israel are very well depicted.
H e sk y , O l g a .
The painted queen. New York, Obolensky, 1961. 320 p.
Here Jezebel, wife of Ahab and Queen of Israel, is portrayed as a
dutiful wife.
H o f fm a n , W i l l i a m .
Tales of Hoffman. Minneapolis, Denison, 1961. 244 p.
Vignettes about Jews newly come to this country.