Looking for great Jewish-themed novels.
January 4, 2012 6:10 PM Subscribe
Interested in reading more quality Jewish-themed fiction. Can anyone suggest some books?
posted by JoannaC to media & arts (38 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I am interested in reading more Jewish-themed novels this year. I was surprised to go through my ebook library and find a few (list below). I am interested in reading more. I am not looking for works whose sole 'Jewish feature' is the religion of the author; rather, I am looking for books where some sort of Jewish theme or identity is actually a part of the story. Here is what I have so far, sorted by publication date from oldest to newest. (*) Indicates a book I have already finished.
* Exodus by Leon Uris
* The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler
* My Name is Ahser Lev by Chaim Potok
* Sophie's Choice by William Styron
* The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
* The Red Tent by Anita Diament
Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman
* Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
A Wall of Light by Edeet Ravel
* A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
Can anyone suggest more? Availability at the Kindle store is a must, but other than that, I am pretty open on criteria. I just want to put together an awesome little collection of great Jewish books