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AME R I CAN J EWI SH F I C T I ON BOOKS
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By
H
arold
U.
R
ibalow
A
strachan
, S
am ue l
.
The game of Dostoevsky. New York, Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, 1965. 214 p.
A novel about disoriented intellectuals, including Jews.
B
aron
, A
lexander
.
The lowlife. New York, Yoseloff, 1964. 223 p.
The story of a Jewish gambler in England and how he copes with
his neighbors and his family.
B
ellow
, S
aul
.
Herzog. New York, Viking 1964. 341 p.
The National Book Award winner. A portrait of a Jewish intel-
lectual at loose ends, a man who has failed at almost everything in
life and who, at the end of the novel, still is groping for meaning
and substance to his life.
B
lacker
, I
rw in
I .
and
E
thel
H. The book of books: a treasury of great
Bible fiction. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. 428 p.
An anthology of writings drawn from the Bible and various other
sources, all based on biblical personalities or themes.
C
aspary
, V
era
.
A chosen sparrow. New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1964.
318 p.
A thriller about a young Jewish woman who marries a German.
C
haryn
, J
erome
.
On the darkening green. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1965.
244 p.
A novel set in a home for retarded and delinquent Jewish boys.
C
ondon
, R
ichard
.
An infinity of mirrors. New York, Random House, 1964.
333 p.
A Jewish woman marries a Prussian officer and discovers that life
can be dangerous in a world where anti-Semitism runs rampant in
Hitler’s Germany and occupied France during World War II.
D
eighton
, L
e n
.
Funeral in Berlin. New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1965.
312 p.
A popular spy story, in which an Israeli girl plays a major role.
E
pstein
, S
eymour
.
Leah. Boston, Little, Brown, 1964. 308 p.
The winner of the 1965 Edward Lewis Wallant Bock Award,
Leah
describes the personal problems of an intelligent unmarried Jewish
woman living in New York City.
F
ast
, H
oward
.
Agrippa’s daughter. New York, Doubleday, 1964. 369 p.
An historical novel about Queen Berenice, daughter of King Herod
Agrippa.
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