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RIBALOW / AMERICAN JEWISH FICTION BOOKS
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E
dwards
, S
a m u e l
.
The exploiters.
New York, Praeger, 1974. 369
p.
A story of oil blackmail by Arab countries with sexy females
playing dominant roles.
F
iedler
, L
eslie
A.
The messengers will come no more.
New York, Stein
and Day, 1975. 216 p.
A fantasy novel, set in the year 2500 A.D., following destruction
of our known world. The narrator finds himself in a desert of
what used to be Palestine and he discovers scrolls which carry
the message of Christianity and Judaism for readers of the 26th
century.
G
rade
, C
h a im
.
The agunah.
Trans, by Curt Leviant. New York,
Twayne/Bobbs-Merrill, 1974. 265 p.
A brilliant novel by one of the finest living Yiddish poets and
prose writers. Set in Vilna between World War I and World War
II, the story focuses on an unfortunate woman whose husband is
lost in war but not officially dead. Grade depicts and describes
the theological and sociological turmoil that ensues when the
“agunah” remarries without the benefit of the blessings of the
established rabbinate.
H
arris
, T
h om a s
.
Black Sunday.
New York, Putnam, 1975. 318
p.
Arab terrorists, in retaliation for American aid to Israel, decide
to blow up the Super Bowl when the President of the United States
is there.
H
ow e
, I
rving
,
and
G
reenberg
, E
liezer
,
eds.
Yiddish stories: old and
new.
New York, Holiday House, 1974. 128 p.
Fourteen classics of Yiddish fiction by Sholom Aleichem, Peretz,
Reisen, Berkowitz, Manger, I. B. Singer and others.
J
a ff e
, R
o n a
.
Family secrets.
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1974.
511 p.
A long family chronicle about Adam Saffron, a businessman, and
what happens to his sons, daughters and grandchildren over a
seventy-year period.
K
arsav ina
, J
e a n
.
White eagle
,
dark skies.
New York, Scribner’s, 1974.
623 p.
This multi-family novel covers the period of Polish-Jewish his­
tory from about 1890 to 1905. The author won the William and
Janice Epstein National Jewish Book Award for this skillful
narration.
L
am ber t
, D
erek
.
The yermakov transfer.
New York, Saturday Review/
Dutton, 1974. 320 p.
Soviet Jews attempt to kidnap the Soviet premier because they
don’t like the regime. The author, a foreign correspondent, knows