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F i e d l e r , L e s l i e
A. The second stone. New York, Stein &
D a y ,
1963. 303
p .
An international conference on love is sponsored by Americans in
Rome and a triangle develops when the director of the conference,
Mark Stone, his pregnant wife, Hilda, and his boyhood alter ego, also
called Mark Stone, meet.
F i e l d i n g , G a b r i e l .
The birthday king. New York, Morrow, 1963. 383 p.
A story of greed and evil in a part-Jewish German industrial family
valuable to Hitler in World War II. The oldest son, seeing the encroach-
ing evil about him, abandons the family enterprises and is imprisoned
for speaking against Hitler.
F i n a s , L u c e t t e .
The faithful shepherd. Trans, from the French
b y
Ralph
Manheim. New York, Pantheon, 1963. 256 p.
The faithful shepherd, Armand, 35 year old Parisian businessman,
is dotingly in love with his wife, Gilberte, enchanted by his young
mistress and happy in his work, yet obsessed by a sense of guilt for
the Nazi persecutions of the Jews.
F r i e d m a n , B r u c e J a y .
Stern. New York, Simon &Schuster, 1962. 101
p .
Intimate happenings in the life and mind of Stern, who buys a large,
isolated house in the suburbs. His obsessive fear of anti-Semitism worries
him into an ulcer and a nervous breakdown.
F r u c h t e r , N o r m a n .
Coat upon a stick. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1963.
254 p.
A kaleidoscopic picture of one day in the life of a lonely old man
who, with a group of other old men drawn to the Orthodox Judaism of
their memory, huddle together in their run-down synagogue and feed off
one another’s bitterness.
G e i s s l e r , C h r i s t i a n .
The sins of the fathers. Trans, from the German by
James Kirkup. New York, Random, 1962. 266 p.
Story of a young German physicist who attempts to explore the cir-
cumstances behind the wartime murder of a wealthy Jewish family and
the disappearance of a surviving son.
G i l l o n , A d am .
Cup of fury. New York, Astra Books, 1962. 232 p.
Novel of danger and love in the Israel of 1947.
G l a n v i l l e , B r i a n .
Diamond. New York, Farrar, 1962. 441
p .
Dr. Jack Diamond, an Irish Jew, moves to London and marries Dolly
Rubens, a cockney Jewess of North London. The battle of the genera-
tions between the Diamonds and their two children is rather a social
history of the changing patterns of everyday middle-class Jewish life in
London from the 20s until recently.
G l a t s t e i n , J a c o b .
Homecoming at twilight. Trans, from the Yiddish by
Norbert Guterman. New York, Yoseloff, 1962. 271 p.
A young Polish Jew who had emigrated to the United States returns
to his native land to attend his mother’s funeral. He arrives on the eve
of the Nazi holocaust. During his brief stay he encounters a cross-section
of Polish Jewry and describes the dauntless spirit among them as they
faced terror and death.
G r e e n b e r g , J o a n n e .
The king’s persons. New York, Holt, 1963. 288 p.
The king’s persons, Jewish money lenders of England in the late 12th
century, were illegal and had no status in the Christian community, yet
were protected by the king because they kept the economy of the country
intact. All went well until the internal unrest of the feudal society
sparked a massacre of the entire Jewish community of York, England.