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DEBRA REED
American Jewish Fiction Books
1982-1983
ADELSON, DOROTHY.
Operation Susannah.
New York, Pemberley Press,
1982. 200 p.
A romantic thriller, focussing on the behind-the-scenes diplo­
matic machinations at the UN in the late 1940’s, during the time
leading up to the vote for Palestinian partition.
A
p p e l f e l d
, A
h a r o n
.
Tzili: the story of a life.
Trans,
by D alya
Bilu.
New
York, Dutton, 1983. 185 p.
Tzili is the youngest — and the slowest— in a largejewish family.
She is good but unlearned. When the Nazis come, the family cruelly
decides to leave Tzili behind. She eventually also flees, and is caught
up in nightmarish wandering.
B
ran d
, S
a n d r a
.
Between two worlds.
New Y o rk , S h en g o ld ,
1982. 128 p.
The story of the 18-year-old daughter of hasidic parents who
seeks equality in a man’s world. Set in Poland, 1939.
D
e v in e
, L
a u r i e
.
Nile.
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1983. 476
p.
Star-crossed love, Egyptian-Jewish style, in a tale spanning
1945-1980. Mona is a servant to a rich Alexandrian Jewish family;
Youssef is a son of that family. Their romance, forbidden marriage,
separation, and reunion are set against the turmoil of the times.
E
p s t e in
, L
e s l i e
.
Regina.
New York, Coward, McCann and Geoghegan,
1982. 288 p.
Regina, caught between her egocentric teenage sons and her
senile mother, quits her job, throws her husband out, quits her
shrink, and is persuaded to make a come-back in the theater.
F
r ied m a n
, R
o s em a r y
.
Proofs of affection.
New York, Morrow, 1982. 256
P-
Compassionate study of an English Orthodox Jewish family’s ties.
The three children of a devout, dutiful father and loving mother are
each driven miserable with their own problems, stemming from the
family ties.
GOLDREICH, G
l o r ia
.
Thispromised land.
NewYork, Berkley Books, 1982.
448 p.
The saga of a familywhich arrives in Palestine in 1888; its fortunes
are traced to the 1920’s.
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