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Babylon.
New York, Morrow, 1980. 352 p.
Zany adventures of a wealthy Jewish merchant and her fellow
exiles in Babylon—including Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Daniel. W hee l­
ing-dealing, court intrigues, and love affairs make the book
humorous, spicy and light.
F
e in s t e in
, E
l a i n e
.
The shadow master.
New York, Simon and Schuster,
1979. 256 p.
A host of exotic characters appears in this tale of an Istanbul
revolutionary who believes he is a reincarnation of Shabbetai
Zevi.
F
r e e m a n
, C
y n t h i a
.
Portraits.
New York, Arbor House, 1979. 677 p.
A four-generation family saga of immigrants to the U.S. from
Poland.
F
u c h s
, D
a n i e l
.
The apa the tic bookie jo in t.
New York, Methuen, 1979.
286 p.
A representative collection of autobiographical stories and a
previously unpublished novella. The author writes of his youth­
ful days in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and of later years in slick
Hollywood of the movies.
G
r e e n b e r g
, J
o a n n e
.
High crimes and misdemeanors.
New York, Holt,
Rinehart, 8c W inston, 1980. 194 p.
Short fiction focusing on crimes against society or against God.
Although unusual supernatural elements are invoked, the mess­
ages are serious.
G
ro ss
, J
o e l
.
The books of Rachel.
New York, Seaview Books, 1979.
440 p.
A Jewish family in the diamond industry passes an heirloom
gem from one Rachel to another Rachel in each generation.
Each Rachel suffers at the hands of anti-Semites, from Spanish
inquisitors to the Nazis. Exploitative renderings of Jewish tragedies.
H
ig h
, M
o n iq u e
.
Four w inds of heaven.
New York, Delacorte, 1980.
682 p.
A wealthy and prom inent Jewish family in Russia copes with the
tumult of the 1917 Revolution and its aftermath. Based on the
diaries of the author’s grandmother.
H
o b s o n
, L
a u r a
Z.
O ver and above.
New York, Doubleday, 1979. 258 p.
An accomplished artist, her daughter and her granddaughter, all
assimilated American Jews, explore their relationships with each
other, with men, and the meaning of Jewish identity against a
background of Palestinian terrorism. By the author of
G en tle ­
man’s Agreemen t.
K
a l e c h o f s k y
, R
o b e r t a
.
Solomon’s w isdom .
Marblehead, Mass., Micah
Publications, 1979, 192 p. paperback.
T en stories: some based on a variety of historical and legendary