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L o w e n s t e i n , R a l p h L y n n .
Bring my sons from far. New York, World,
1966. 238 p.
Another novel about the Israeli War of Independence, in which
an American— clearly the author— takes part.
M a l a m u d , B e r n a r d .
The fixer, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
1966. 335 p.
The famous novel— and National Book Award winner—by one
of America’s outstanding creative artists, in which Malamud writes
of Yakov Bok, a victim of Czarist Russia, who is held in a blood
libel case for 26 months before going on trial. Based, in part, on the
notorious Mendel Beiliss case in Russia early in the century.
M a n u s , W i l l a r d .
Mott the hoople. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1966. 250 p.
The hero of this humorous book is Norman Mott, a 240-lb. Jew,
who returns to his home in the Bronx.
M i l l e r , A r t h u r .
I don’t need you any more. New York, Viking, 1967.
240 p.
A skilled short story writer, as well as playwright and novelist,
Arthur Miller has here collected his shorter tales, some of them on
Jewish identity, belonging and customs and holidays.
M o r g a n , T h o m a s
B. This blessed shore. New York, Shorecrest, 1966.
173 p.
David Starr comes home to stand by as his father dies. The relation-
ship between Jake and David is delineated by the novelist, who
probes aspects of Jewish family life in the process.
P a p i e r , J u d i t h B a r n a r d .
The past and present of Solomon Sorge. Boston,
Houghton, Mifflin, 1967. 279 p.
The wife of Solomon Sorge, a Jewish political science professor, is
missing. In attempting to track her down, the author reveals the failure
of a marriage.
P o t o k , C h a im .
The chosen. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1967. 284
p .
The editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America has written
a first novel about hasidic and non-hasidic (but Orthodox) Jews in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with astute observations on contemporary reli-
gious and Zionist life.
R i c h a r d s o n , A n n e .
Digging out. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1967. 181
p .
Rose Tumarkin, a Jewish matriarch, is dying, and the novelist
follows her death through the eyes of Rose’s daughter Laura, who
seeks a life of her own.
R o s s n e r , J u d i t h . T o
the precipice. New York, William Morrow, 1966.
384 p.
The love story of Ruth Kossoff and David Landau, in the face
of misunderstandings, tensions and marriages to other partners.
R o t h b e r g , A b r a h a m .
The heirs of Cain. New York, Putnam, 1966.
319 p.
An exciting spy novel, utilizing the Israel intelligence service and
the conflict between Jews and Germans and the undying hatred of
a Jewish survivor of the German extermination camps.
S h a w , R o b e r t .
The man in the
g la s s
booth. New York, Harcourt, Brace
and World, 1967. 180 p.
An imaginative novel, apparently based on the Eichmann case, but
with an unusual twist ending.