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most intriguing—and challenging (to a novelist) —personalities in
the Bible.
H o f fm a n , S t a n l e y .
Solomon’s temple.
New York, Viking Press, 1974.
270 p.
A novel about a 300-pound Jew. Books can be written about
J a c o b s o n , D an .
The wonder-worker.
Boston, Atlantic-Little Brown,
1974.191 p.
The story of a mad London boy, half-Jewish, by one of our best
J a c o t , M i c h a e l .
The last butterfly.
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.
221 p.
Concentration camp novels continue to be written and this
is a vivid, passionate and touching one. It concerns a professional
clown who finds himself in the camp of Terezin, together with
a “shipment” of Polish children whose parents have been murdered.
The former clown becomes a man of compassion and heroic
dimensions in this stirring novel of heartbreak and courage.
J o n g , E r i c a .
Fear of flying.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
1973. 336 p.
This is a funny, sexy, ribald book about a liberated Jewish
woman, her husbands and lovers and her reflections on general
and specific subjects, including Jews, Jewish attitudes towards
Germans and Germany and non-Jews.
K a r s a v in a , J e a n .
White eagle, dark shoes.
New York, Scribners, 1974.
623 p.
A novel about Polish Jews living in Warsaw at the turn of the
K a u f e l t , D av id
Six months with an older woman.
New York,
Putnam’s, 1973. 192 p.
A novel full of Jews familiar to recent fiction. The hero is a
youngish man who has an affair with an older divorcee. Meanwhile,
the novelist fills in with the usual Jewish mother image and other
pat situations and stereotypes.
K em e lm an , H a r r y .
Tuesday the rabbi saw red.
New York, Arthur
Fields, 1974. 245 p.
Rabbi David Small continues his detective adventures when he
accepts the challenge of teaching a course at a Christian college.
There is a murder and, of course, the rabbi gets involved and solves
the case.
L l e w e l l y n , R i c h a r d .
A hill of many dreams.
New York, Doubleday,
1974. 264 p.
The Welsh author of this novel keeps a home in Israel and
recently has been using Israel as material for his books. In the