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RIBALOW / AMERICAN JEWISH FICTION BOOKS
becomes the subject of a TV special in England. Using this gim-
mick as her plot, Miss Charles, a fine Anglo-Jewish novelist, has
written a novel of Jewish life in England early in the century.
C
larke
, A
ust in
C.
The meeting point.
Boston, Little, Brown, 1972.
250 p.
The heroine is a black maid but the story centers around a
Canadian Jewish family, rich but troubled.
D
a bney
, D
ick
.
Old man Jim's book of knowledge.
New York, Random
House, 1972. 198 p.
The story of a Southerner who falls in love with a Jewish worn-
an—and how this affair turns their town against them.
D
enker
, H
enry
.
The kingmaker.
New York, McKay, 1972. 501 p.
A fast-moving melodrama about the making of a state governor
(read Ronald Reagan), with Dr. Irwin Cone (formerly Dr. Isa-
dore Cohen) as the kingpin of an entertainment empire. The
would-be governor is a former film actor.
E
delm an
, M
aur ice
.
Disraeli in love.
New York, Stein & Day, 1972.
416 p.
Mr. Edelman is a member of the British Parliament, a Jew and
a novelist. He has written a fictionalized novel about the early
years of Benjamin Disraeli, who was a member of Parliament,
born a Jew and a novelist, too. The novel is faithful to the truth,
with special emphasis on Disraeli love affairs, his financial in-
vestments and the intensity of anti-Semitism in the 19th century.
E
lm a n
, R
ichard
.
Crossing over and other tales.
New York, Scribners,
1973. 188 p.
Nineteen short stories by a Jewish writer who deserves our at-
tention, no matter what he writes.
F
alk
, H
arvey
.
Days of judgment.
New York, Shengold, 1972. 223 p.
A rabbi and his wife are in conflict with their “modern” chil-
dren who are part and parcel of the “new" culture that is so de-
structive, including drugs, Left politics, etc.
F
aust
, I
rw in
.
Foreign devils.
New York, Arbor House, 1973. 295 p.
A wild, humorous and ribald novel about a New York Jew who
has simultaneous experiences in New York and in China during
the Boxer Rebellion at the turn of the century.
F
orsyth
, F
rederick
.
The Odessa file.
New York, Viking, 1972. 337 p.
“Odessa” is a code word for a group of Germans who protect
ex-SS members. A photojournalist tracks down a former SS cap-
tain, the commandant of the Riga concentration camp living in
West Germany and working on a rocket missile guidance system
for the Egyptians. The rockets are to bomb Tel Aviv with radio-
active cobalt and bubonic plague bacilli. These are exciting in­