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This Holocaust novel is told by Hanna, a survivor, and is based
on the actual detention and deportation o f nearly sixteen hundred
German Jewish refugees from Palestine in 1940 to a British penal
colony on Mauritius.
in k
, I
d a
The journey.
Tr. from the Polish by Francine Prose and
Johanna Weschler. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992.
249 p.
A story o f two Jewish sisters living as disguised Polish peasants,
who work as hired laborers in wartime Germany. Their real names
are never revealed. Instead, the narrator, the older sister, uses
the aliases they assume.
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, M
e r r il l
o a n
Kingdom of Brooklyn.
Atlanta: Longstreet, 1992.
239 p.
It is the WWI era, and the complex social dynamic o f an ex­
tended fam ily is the focus o f this brutally cand id and
semiautobiographical novel. Seen through the daughter, Issa’s,
eyes, a claustrophobic childhood and home life are revealed.
o l d s t e i n
, A
r n o l d
The shoes of Maidanek.
Illus. by Mark Sherman.
Lanham, MD: University Press o f America, 1992. 62 p. (Studies
in the Shoah, v. 3)
Based on survivor testimonies, Goldstein has created a powerful
diary and imagined its writer, a young Jewish man in the death
camp Maidanek.
e n l e y
, A
r t h u r
Lily & Joel; a novel of life, love and audiotapes.
FL: Top o f the Mountain Pub. 1992. 207 p.
A funny and fast-moving story o f a forty-something Joel Flom,
who struggles to deal with his consuming Jewish guilt, his 25-year
marriage, his role as caretaker o f a mother and mother-in-law,
and as father o f students at a med school and a law school.
o r o w it z
, E
v e
Plain Jane.
New York: Random House, 1992. 261
p .
In her first book, the author analyzes the morals o f American
Jews in an Orthodox Jewish coming-of-age novel.
a t z
, J
u d i t h
Running fiercely toward a high thin sound.
N Y :
Firebrand, 1992. 186 p.
The novel unfolds around the lives o f three sisters in a con­
temporary Jewish family who confront the conflict o f political is­
sues and family identity.
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, Y
e h u d i t
Closing the sea.
Tr. by Barbara Harshav. New York:
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. 147 p.
The four stories in this debut collection by a young Israeli writer
turn the trivia o f daily existence into a surreal Israeli social en­
vironment suffering from moral malaise.
a u f m a n
, J
o s e p h
A good, protected life.
New York: Walker, 1992. 166
p .
Dominated by his father, unhappy Murray Orloff, a twenty-two-