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ridors o f the German military office, he hears a radio report.
Bringing back news to the Jews in the ghetto o f advancing Russians
tanks, he raises their hopes, despite ongoing deportations. No
longer with access to a radio, Jakob satisfies the hunger for news
by reporting information existing only in his imagination.
B
u c k
, P
e a r l
S..
Peony.
Expanded ed. NY: Bloch Pub. and Biblio Press,
1990, c l 948. 222 p.
A reissue o f the author’s historical novel about the Ezra family
o f Kaifeng, China, and their attempt to keep alive Jewish tradition.
It is a love story told by the Chinese servant girl, Peony.
B
u l o f f
, J
o s e p h
.
From the old marketplace.
Tr. from the Yiddish by Joseph
Singer. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991. 335
P-
Set in the twelve years between the Russo-Japanese War o f 1905
and the Russian Revolution, this charming and nostalgic story re­
captures a boyhood in Vilnius.
D
a n d e k a r
,
B.B..
A Nazi among the Jews.
Lawrence, Kan.: A.B. Literary
House, 1990. 272 p.
The attempt by a Sephardic Jew to purchase an abandoned of­
fice building triggers a series o f events that lead to the uncovering
o f a betrayal during the Holocaust over forty years earlier.
D
a n s k y
, M
ir ia m
.
Reflections: a collection of poetry and prose.
Southfield,
Mich.: Targum, 1990. 128 p.
The poetry, essays and two short works o f fiction that comprise
this sensitive literary work are drawn from the midrash and more
recent Jewish history. One o f the stories offers a picture o f life
in a British girls’ school, while the other is a thoughtful tale o f
the life and death o f a quiet synagogue-goer.
D
e m e t z
, H
a n n a
.
The Tourney from Prague Street.
NY: St. Martin’s Press,
1990. 152 p.
In this sequel to
The House on Prague Street,
Helene’s life is traced
from wartime Czechoslovakia with her husband Paul, to freedom
and a new beginning in America.
D
e n k e r
, H
e n r y
.
Payment in fu ll.
NY: William Morrow, 1991. 454 p.
Unable to have children, David and Rebecca Rosen share their
home and their heritage with Elvira, a black orphan. Set in New
York City in the 1930’s, this sentimental story builds bridges be­
tween ethnic and religious heritages.
E
p s t e i n
, L
e s l ie
.
Pinto and sons.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. 419
P-
Adolph Pinto is a Hungarian Jew who comes to America in the
1840’s to study medicine. A student o f the enlightenment, he is
on a quest to bring knowledge to mankind. Pinto ventures west
to California during the gold-rush, befriending Indian and white