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became an important force in social welfare early in this century.
B
u r n s t e in
, P
a t r ic ia
.
Family holiday.
New York, Morrow, 1982. 320 p.
This novel’s substance is the stereo-typical arrested emotional
development o f some Jewish-American families. The main pro­
tagonist broods over her inability to outgrow her comfortable yet
crippling family setting.
D
in t e n f a s s
, M
a rk
.
Old world, new world.
New York, Morrow,
1 9 8 2 . 4 0 4 p .
Saga o f a Brooklyn Jewish family, the Leibers, beginning with
1919 and following through three generations. The family has one
foot in the old world o f religious belief and the other in Brooklyn,
where material success beckons.
E
lko ff
, M
a r v in
.
You can kiss this boy goodbye: eight stories an d a novella.
New
York, Wyndham, 1981. 157 p.
Another variation on the theme o f middle class Jewish male mid­
life crisis. Unfortunately these stories o f comic fiction often go
nowhere and end too abruptly.
F
a s t
, H
ow a r d
.
The legacy.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1981. 359 p.
Number four in the Lavette family saga
(The Immigrants; The
Second Generation; The Establishment),
featuring the traumas o f a
multi-ethnic clan in the 50’s and 60’s. The family is still in San
Francisco, but makes inroads into Napa Valley, Israel, and Vietnam.
G
o l d sm it h
, J
o h n
.
Exodus '43.
New York, Coward, McCann and Geoghe-
gan, 1982. 288 p.
The Danish resistance to the Nazis and the saving o f Denmark’s
Jews give this contemporary Romeo and Juliet story a dramatic,
historical background.
H
e l pr in
, M
a rk
.
Ellis Island and other stories.
New York, Delacorte, 1981.
196 p.
Eleven short stories which reflect this talented writer’s experi­
ences in the U.S. and Israel. Winner o f the 1982 National Jewish
Book Award for fiction.
H
err ick
, W
il l iam
.
Love and terror.
New York, New Directions, 1981. 250
P-
An obvious fictionalization o f the Entebbe incident, yet effective
reading.
K
a n f e r
, S
t e f a n
.
Fear itself.
New York, Putnam, 1981. 215 p.
The time is 1943-1945, and F.D.R. is unresponsive to Jewish-
American pleas for U.S. action on the death camps. The action
centers on an Italian Jewish refugee who intends to assassinate
F.D.R., and the man who learns o f his plan and sets out to stop him.
K
em elm an
, H
arr y
.
Conversations with Rabbi Small.
New York, Morrow,
1981. 268 p.
Conversations between Rabbi Small, a woman considering con­
version, and her Jewish fiance. The didactic dialogues hang on a thin