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Minnie Block, mother and grandmother, meets to trade stories of
her family with friends. Minnie is the ‘leading lady’ in the club and
she shares her endless loving involvement with her son, Manny.
Hers is a compassionate story, woven by a mother’s devotion.
C l e e v e , R o g e r .
Daughters ofJerusalem.
Bethesda, Md.: Adler & Adler;
distributed by Harper
R o w ,
1986. 304 p.
Four Israeli women, two Jewish and two Arab, find their lives
increasingly intertwined in the aftermath o f the 1967 Six Day War.
C o u r t e r , G a y .
Code Ezra.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. 607 p.
Masterspy and leader o f Israeli Mossad’s Ezra project, Eli Katzar
discovers that one of his operatives has betrayed the project when a
famous scientist and friend is murdered. His searching leads to the
uncovering and pursuit o f the traitor.
E l l i s , J u l i e .
The only sin.
New York: Arbor House, 1986. 494 p.
Lilli Landau’s rise to power and international fame and fortune as
founder of a cosmetics empire provides the background for this
novel. Materialistic goals do not overshadow her emphasis upon the
importance and pride of her Jewish heritage.
E p s t e i n , S e y m o u r
. A special destiny.
New York: Donald I. Fine, 1986. 329
Eugene Strauss, a young German-Jewish refugee, and Saul Klein,
son of an unhappy Jewish family from the Bronx, develop a friend­
ship in the late 1930s. Saul broods about the fate of EuropeanJewry,
while Eugene pursues his special destiny as a playwright. Theirs is a
complex friendship, rich in family relationships, love and despair.
F i e l d i n g , G a b r i e l .
The birthday king.
Chicago: Univ. o f Chicago Press,
1985. 320 p.
A reissue o f the 1962 novel of a wealthy industrialist family, par­
tially Jewish, partially Catholic, in Hitler’s Germany. The family
becomes entangled in political and financial alliances which lead to
jealousy and betrayal.
F r e e d , L y n n .
Home ground.
New York: Summit Books, 1986. 273 p.
Ruth Frank, a young Jewish South African, comes o f age in the
1950s in this first-person narrative. She grows painfully aware that
her parents are ‘deaf and blind’ to their alienation as family, as Jews
in a British colonial society, and as whites in a black continent.
G e r s h o n , K a r e n .
The bread of exile.
North Pomfret, Vt.: Victor Gollancz,
distributed by David
Charles, 1986. 184 p.
Sent with her beloved brother Dolph, from Nazi Germany to
England before the outbreak o f the war, 13-year-old Inge Stein
grows up without direction or hope. As a Jewish refugee she
encounters both anti-Semitism and anti-German sentiment as she
struggles to make a new life for herself.