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ooks
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only ten miles from Masada. This novel describes the rebellion against
Rome in 66-73 G.E. and concentrates on the siege of Masada.
G
latstein
, J
acob
.
Homeward bound. New York, Yoseloff, 1969. 142
p.
A fictional account—by a noted Yiddish poet—of his return from
America to Lublin to visit his mother. I t is a voyage of a Jew through
history. Translated from the Yiddish by Abraham Goldstein.
G
rosman
, L
adislav
.
The shop on main street. New York, Doubleday, 1970.
123 p.
This is the novel on which the popular Czech movie was based: the
story of an old Jewish woman who is befriended and aided by a simple
man in a Slovak town in 1942. I t is a poignant work and deals with
moral as well as human issues. I t is translated from the Czech by Iris
Urwin.
H
arwood
, R
onald
.
The guilt merchants. New York, Holt, R inehart and
Winston, 1969. 188 p.
This is a suspense story, built around the now common theme of an
Israeli agent looking for a German who has been responsible for the
death, and murder, of many Jews. The scene is a South American town;
two Jews, the Israeli agent and past history are the materials from
which this interesting novel is woven.
H
errick
, W
illiam
.
Hermanos! New York, Simon and Schuster, 1969.
379 p.
A novel about Jake Starr, a Jewish communist.
H
esky
, O
lga
.
The sequin syndicate. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1969. 186
p.
A mystery and suspense novel, located in Israel, with Lt. Tami Shi-
moni as the man in charge.
J
acobs
, H
arvey
.
The egg of the glak and other stories. New York, Harper
& Row, 1969. 276 p.
Mr. Jacobs is an imaginative and ironic short story writer and in this
collection he brings together a group of his tales tha t had appeared in-
dividually in a variety of magazines. Some of them deal with middle-
class American Jews.
K
armel
, I
lona
.
An estate of memory. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1969.
444 p.
This novel traces, with care and fidelity, the lives of four women
trapped in a German concentration camp and stresses the horrors under
which they live—and yet maintain their humanity and sense of respon-
sibility one to the other.
K
armel
-W
olfe
, H
enia
.
The Baders of Jacob street. Philadelphia, Lippin-
cott, 1970. 321 p.
The story of a Jewish family living under the Occupation in Cracow,
Poland. While it is offered as a novel, it is based on the experiences of
the author, then a young girl.
K
a
-T
zetnik
135633. Phoenix over the Galilee. New York, Harper & Row,
1969. 268 p.
The writer is an Auschwitz survivor and, like Elie Wiesel, has made
the Holocaust his sole subject. This book is about such a survivor ( i t is
quite autobiographical) and traces Israel’s history from Independence
to the Six Day War. I t also describes a romance between the hero and
a sabra girl, their marriage, their search for identity and peace and