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Daniel Barnet is a millionaire, a Jew, oversexed and amoral.
B r ow n e , G e r a l d
A.
Hazard.
New York, Arbor House, 1973. 319 p.
A thriller which covers New York, London, the French Riviera
and Egypt and an Arab terrorist mission against Israel.
B r u tu s .
Class.
Boston, Little Brown, 1973.
The story of the romance between the Jewish son of a shoe­
maker and the gentile daughter of a Boston banker. It ends
unhappily.
C a l i s h e r , H o r t e n s e .
Eagle eye.
New York, Arbor House, 1973. 249
p .
Highly-regarded as a novelist, Ms. Calisher has yet to produce
that “big novel” which will catapult her into our front ranks
of American artists. Her book, about a rich Jewish boy named
Bunty Bronstein, doesn’t make it.
C o h e n , A r t h u r A .
In the days of Simon Stern.
New York, Random
House, 1973. 464 p.
A remarkable, imaginative novel about a kind of Jewish “mes-
siah,” a rich man who works to save remnants of the Holocaust.
It is drenched with Judaic lore, history and experiences few
writers have the willingness—or ability—to use.
C o p p e l , A l f r e d .
Thirty-four east.
New York, Harcourt Brace Jova-
novich, 1974. 434 p.
A thriller set in the Sinai desert as Arabs kidnap the Vice-
President of the United States. Naturally, Americans, Russians,
Arabs and Israelis are involved in this book which represents
an ever-growing “terror” genre.
D an n , J a c k .
Wandering stars.
New York, Harper & Row, 1974. 239 p.
Mr. Dann has edited an anthology of Jewish fantasy and science
fiction, including stories by Bernard Malamud and I. B. Singer.
E lk in , S t a n l e y .
Searches and seizures.
New York, Random House,
1973. 304 p.
Three novellas by a gifted observer of the American scene.
One of the pieces describes life for middle-class Jews within a
condominium complex.
E p s te in , S eym ou r .
Looking for Fred Schmidt.
New York, Doubleday,
1973. 279 p.
Fifty-year-old Joe Weiler goes on a spiritual journey while
looking for a man he has wronged. Mr. Epstein, one of our fine,
unsung novelists, uses the plot to probe the lives of middle-class
Jews.
H e ym , S t e f a n .
The King David report.
New York, Putnam’s, 1973.
254 p.
Mr. Heym is a well-known Jewish-German novelist and here he
writes his version of what happened to King David, one of the