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AMERICAN JEW ISH F ICT ION BOOKS
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B
y
M
ary
N.
K
iev
A
d ler
, M
a r jor ie
D
uhan
. A
sign upon my hand. Garden City, Doubleday,
1964. 323 p.
Marianne, wealthy New York Jewish girl, finds her life overshadowed
by her basic insecurity at being a Jewess in a gentile world. Not until her
father’s death does she experience a more meaningful life.
A
ich ing er
, I
l s e
.
Herod’s children. Trans, from German by Cornelia Schaeffer.
New York, Atheneum, 1963. 238 p.
Imaginative novel about a group of Jewish children on a boat going
nowhere in wartime Vienna and how the logic of childhood allows them
to accept the illogical aspect of their situation.
A
lbrand
, M
artha
. A
call from Austria. New York, Random, 1963. 180 p.
A desperate telephone appeal brings Robert Brisson from New York
to search for his missing brother in Austria—a search that leads to a
hidden Nazi treasure being used to finance a new and dangerous
political party.
A
n g o f f
, C
harles
.
Summer storm. New York, Yoseloff, 1963. 569 p.
Sequel to
T h e Bitter Spring,
it continues the chronicle of the Polansky
family now in the throes of the great depression of the 1930s. David’s
Jewishness is revealed largely through his nostalgia for family life.
A
p p e l
, B
e n ja m in
. A
time of fortune. New York, Morrow, 1963. 569 p.
Traces the lives of two families: Johnny Hauser, American, who made
his fortune during the Klondike gold rush, returned to New York City,
married and eventually met Louis Menho, a Jewish immigrant, who was
forced to leave Warsaw because of his anarchistic activities.
B
a rk er
, S
h ir l e y
F
rances
.
Strange wives. New York, Crown, 1963. 377
p .
Saga of a proud Jewish family that fled persecution in Portugal, immi­
grated to Newport, R. I., and the problems of mixed marriages and
religious freedom that faced them during the time of the American
revolution.
B
e l l o w
, S
a u l
,
ed. Great Jewish short stories. New York, Dell, 1963. 414
p .
Among the score of authors represented are Buber, I. J . Singer, Sholem
Aleichem, Heine, Peretz and Agnon.
B
ergner
, H
erz
.
Light and shadow. Trans, from Yiddish by Alec Braizblatt
New York, Yoseloff, 1963. 379 p.
Story of the Zeling family who emigrated from Eastern Europe and set
up a business in Australia. Despite their religious and national differences
they win acceptance by their new countrymen, with the result that their
son falls in love with a gentile girl and marries her.
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