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K i e v — A m e r i c a n J e w i s h F i c t i o n B o o k s
H e a r n e , J o h n .
Land of the living. New York, Harper & Row, 1962. 288 p.
Stefan Mahler, a young scientist and victim of Nazi persecution,
seeks to escape life in the West Indian island of Cayuna. There the
compassion of several people draw him back into the mainstream of
living.
H o f f m a n n , P o u l .
The eternal fire. Phila., Muhlenberg, 1962. 432
p .
Moses, back from the oblivion of his flight from Egypt, accepts his
destiny as spiritual and moral leader of the Israelites.
J e s s e y , C o r n e l i a .
Consuela Bright. New York, Sheed &Ward, 1962. 320 p.
Story of a Jewish immigrant family who flee the anti-Semitic persecu-
tions of Europe and seek a new life in America.
J o h n s o n , U w e .
Speculations about Jakob. Trans, from the German by
Ursule Molinaro. New York, Grove, 1963. 240 p.
Novel about an East German, Jakob Abt, who refuses to collaborate
with a Soviet agent during the Hungarian revolt, and reluctantly goes
over to the West, thus portraying life on both sides of the curtain.
J o h n s t o n , A v in H a r r y .
The golden temple. Grand Rapids, Mich., Zondervan,
1963. 216 p.
Historical novel set in Jerusalem during the reign of Solomon.
K a m i n s , J e a n e t t e .
Everything but a husband. New York, St. Martin’s, 1962.
344
p .
The week-end adventures of five lonely, young women at a plush
Catskill resort, Friendship Manor, in their desire to find a husband.
Description of life in the borscht belt, complete with menus.
K i s h o n , E p h r a im .
Noah’s ark, tourist class. Trans, from the Hebrew by
Yohanan Goldman. New York, Atheneum, 1963. 241 p.
Satirical stories that comment tellingly upon human activity in present
day Israel.
L a n g f u s , A n n a .
The whole land brimstone. Trans, from the French by Peter
Wiles. New York, Pantheon, 1962. 318 p.
Autobiographical novel telling of a young woman’s escape from the
Warsaw ghetto and her survival through World War II.
L i n k l a t e r , E r i c .
Husband of Delilah. New York, Harcourt, 1963. 317
p .
A revitalization of the life and labors of Samson and his unfortunate
enemies the Philistines.
L ip s k y , L o u i s .
Tales of the Yiddish rialto. New York, Yoseloff, 1963. 240
p .
Fictional sketches of New York’s Jewish theatre in the early 1900s.
L u s t i g , A r n o l d .
Night and hope. Trans, from the Czech
b y
George Theiner.
New York, Dutton, 1962. 206 p.
Seven interrelated stories about life during the war in the ghetto of
Terezin, a reception center for Auschwitz.
M a z z e t t i , L o r e n z a .
The sky falls. Trans, from the Italian by Marguerite
Waldman. New York, McKay, 1963. 158 p.
The story of two innocent small sisters, whose childhood is smashed
by war and Nazi anti-Semitism. The story of their life with their
German-Jewish uncle in an Italian village near the front lines is told
by the older sister, 10-year-old Penny.
M e g g e d , A r o n .
Fortunes of a fool. Trans, from the Hebrew
b y
Aubrey Hodes.
New York, Random, 1962• 304 p.
A Kafka-like story of an “outsider” hero in modern Israel who doesn’t
understand things that to everyone else are obvious and to whom things
happen over which he has no control but for which he is held respon-
sible.