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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
a Jew and she is an Israeli Arab. This is a story of internal and
external forces that shape their roles and their actions.
K
ellerman
, F
a y e
.
The quality o f mercy.
New York: William Morrow and
Co., 1989. 607 p.
Rebecca Lopez, the gifted daughter of the Queen’s court phy­
sician, is the heroine of this Elizabethan novel of political intrigue.
The Lopezes who are
conversos,
Spanish Jews posing as Anglicans,
are involved in a mission to smuggle Jews out o f Spain.
K
o m e t a n i
, F
um ik o
.
Passover.
Trans, from the Japanese. New York:
Carroll
8c
Graf Publishers, 1989. 148 p.
The English edition includes two award winning novellas.
Pass-
over
is a story of the cultural conflicts and difficulties a Japanese
woman encounters in marrying a Jewish man.
A guest from afar
describes a handicapped child’s return home.
L
ev i
, P
r im o
.
The mirror maker.
Trans, from the Italian by Raymond
Rosenthal. New York: Schocken Books, 1989. 176 p.
Short stories and essays that combine the author’s love of science
with his imaginative perceptions of human nature and humor.
L
itew ka
, A
lbe r t
.
Warsaw: a novel of resistance.
New York: Sheridan
Square Press, 1989. 499 p.
Abraham Bankert, the leader of the Jewish Resistance in the
ghetto, searches for SS Lieutenant Eugene Gweck in Warsaw dur­
ing the years 1939 to 1943. The relationships between Jews, Chris­
tian Poles and Nazis recreates the atmosphere of tension in War­
saw.
M
a l am u d
, B
e r na r d
.
The people and uncollected stories.
Ed. by Robert
Giroux. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1989. 269 p.
The unfinished novel
The people,
about a 19th century Jewish
peddler who becomes chief of an Indian tribe in the Northwest,
is accompanied by notes left by the author for its conclusion. The
volume also includes sixteen stories, six of them appearing in print
for the first time.
M
etzg er
, D
e en a
.
What Dinah thought.
New York: Viking, 1989. 375
P-
An American film maker, Dina Z. is in Israel making a doc­
umentary. Confronting the contradictions and hostilities of Israeli
society, she reawakens the biblical character of Dinah. In this fem­
inist meditation, they protest crimes committed in the name of
faith.
O
z ick
, C
y n t h ia
.
The shawl.
New York: Knopf, 1989. 70 p.
A short story of the same name as the book’s title is accompanied
in this volume by the novella “Rosa.” Both works were first pub­
lished in the
New Yorker
in 1981 and 1984 respectively and each
won first prize in the O. Henry Prize Stories. Rosa living in Miami