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AMER I CAN J EWI SH F I CT I ON BOOKS
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escape from Brooklyn. New York, Twayne, 1966. 215 p.
This novel, originally published in Yiddish in 1957, was the winner
of the Bimko Prize. Translated by Jacob Sloan and Jackson Mac Low,
it is the story of an unhappily married Jewish candy-store owner in
Brooklyn, who has an affair with an Irish girl and then returns to his
dull life with his family.
B a r r e t t , L a u r e n c e .
The mayor of New York. New York, Doubleday, 1965.
282 p.
A political novel about New York’s City Hall, which is occupied by
a Jewish mayor.
B a s s a n i , G io rg io .
The garden of Finzi-Continis. New York, Atheneum, 1965.
293 p.
A love affair between two youngsters in an Italian-Jewish community
prior to World War II. The novel has been translated from the Italian
by Isabel Quigly.
B e r m a n t , C h a im .
Jericho sleep alone and Berl make tea. New York, Holt,
Rinehart and Winston, 1966. 372 p.
Two humorous novels about Jewish life in England, by a witty
English-Jewish writer.
B i r s t e i n , A n n .
The sweet birds of Gorham. New York, McKay, 1966. 212 p.
Twenty-two-year-old Daisy Lerner, a teacher at a New England col­
lege, has an affair with George Auerbach, “poet-in-residence,” in this
caustic novel by the wife of Alfred Kazin.
B l a n k f o r t , M i c h a e l .
Behold the fire. New York, New American Library,
1965. 397 p.
An historical novel about a small group of Palestinian Jews who spied
against their Turkish masters, and on behalf of the British, during
World War I.
C h a r l e s , G e r d a .
Modern Jewish stories. Englewood Cliffs,
N .T .,
Prentice-Hall,
1966. 276 p.
Edited by a well-known English-Jewish author, this anthology includes
short stories by famous Jewish writers—I. B. Singer, Philip Roth, Arnold
Wesker and others from Israel, South Africa and the Soviet Union.
D r e x l e r , R o s a l y n .
I am the beautiful stranger. New York, Grossman, 1965
185 p.
A short novel, told through the journal of a young Jewish girl growing
up in the Bronx.
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