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No Traveler Returns By Abraham Rothberg
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In the forest of life, each family is a single tree; in the forest of death, each family is blighted in its own particular way. NO TRAVELER RETURNS portrays what happens to the members of the Brim... More > family who, having survived the Great Depression and WWII, are stunned by the sudden death of the head of their family. Out of their heartbreak and mourning, unable to comfort or solace one another, the family ties are strained to the breaking point as each of them tries to hold on to differing loves for their husband and father as well as their love for one another. During the year following the death, the grief stricken and confused family struggles to cope with their sorrows. How each of the Brims does so is told from their own viewpoints with power and poignancy. NO TRAVELER RETURNS is a novel that affirms the family as the most intimate and important haven in life while at the same time recognizing its complexities and difficulties as the smallest community in the larger society. < Less
How The Burning Bush Burns: A Trio of Short Novels By Abraham Rothberg
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The Hebrew Book of Exodus, begins with the story of Moses and the burning bush, a story that becomes a metaphor for the Jewish people burned by genocide, persecution, hatred, prejudice, but not... More > consumed. These short novels tell of Jews in the post-Holocaust 20th century struggling to survive not only the Holocaust, but their efforts to keep that bush greening and revived even after German murderousness has set it burning. “How the Burning Bush Burns,” tells of Polish Jews who have lost everything, and how they try to survive transplanted in New York City and Israel. Next, “The Preservers,” tells how a rabbi who is obsessed with preserving whatever artifacts of Jewish life and religion he can find given how much has been destroyed. The last, "The Pinkas Wall," tells of an American Jewish foreign correspondent in post-WW II Czechoslovakia who reflects on the Nazi occupation, while experiencing the contemporary oppression of another anti-Semitic regime under Stalinism.< Less
On A Darkling Plain By Abraham Rothberg
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On A Darkling Plain collects twenty-seven works of short fiction by Abraham Rothberg that revolve around the theme of War as an unshakeable background of life. This is the first publication of many... More > of his pieces, among them "The Doctor's Son," "Cousins," and "November Days." Others are previously published in a wide variety of journals and magazines including the Antioch Review, South Dakota Review, Southwest Review and Saturday Evening Post. Enjoy the works in The Darkling Plain; they will "introduce you into the lies and truths of other people's minds and hearts, to your own country and time, or strange, foreign places and other eras, into the most public forums and the most private scenes of human intimacy."< Less
What Time Is It Now? Reflections on Literature and Life: Selected Essays By Abraham Rothberg
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"What Time Is It Now?" is a retrospective selection of essays, sharply observed and often humorous, that span almost fifty years of reflections of modern life and literature, politics and... More > personality. There is an essay analyzing the operations of British Secret Intelligence in the novels of John LeCarré, explorations of the conflicts between "superman" Social Darwinism and Socialism as portrayed in the works of Jack London. It contains a series of personal forays into the nature of modern marriage, of trying to "cultivate one's own garden" in modern life, as well as how novelists have depicted the "flawed dream" of American politics. In addition, there are analyses of Gary Snyder's poetry and their sources, Solzhenitsyn's short stories and plays and their underlying morality, and the domestic turbulence of Arnold Wesker's English dramas. Several essays also describe and dissect anti-Semitism in European life and literature, its roots and reverberations, and in one instance, in the works of T.S. Eliot.< Less
The Walls and the Gates Volume II By Abraham Rothberg
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THE WALLS AND THE GATES is a panoramic novel of modern life, from the Great Depression to the upheavals of the 1960s, dealing with the lives and fates of a varied group of fascinating human beings:... More > An Irish-American family of immigrants whose father works on the New York City docks; a family of Tsarist refugees from the Soviet Union whose father remains an activist anti-Communist political; still another family, of immigrant Italians, who fled their native country and have since prospered in the California wine country. We see the interlocking fates of the two major characters, best friends, as the Irish American boy struggles to become a doctor, and the Russian American boy, a musical genius, struggles to become an internationally known concert pianist. We watch their conflicts with themselves, with one another, and with their lives and times, their successes and defeats, until, finally, they come to understand that "Tears may open the gates, but joy will bring down the very walls."< Less
The Walls and the Gates Vol I By Abraham Rothberg
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THE WALLS AND THE GATES is a panoramic novel of modern life, from the Great Depression to the upheavals of the 1960s, dealing with the lives and fates of a varied group of fascinating human beings:... More > An Irish-American family of immigrants whose father works on the New York City docks; a family of Tsarist refugees from the Soviet Union whose father remains an activist anti-Communist political; still another family, of immigrant Italians, who fled their native country and have since prospered in the California wine country. We see the interlocking fates of the two major characters, best friends, as the Irish American boy struggles to become a doctor, and the Russian American boy, a musical genius, struggles to become an internationally known concert pianist. We watch their conflicts with themselves, with one another, and with their lives and times, their successes and defeats, until, finally, they come to understand that "Tears may open the gates, but joy will bring down the very walls."< Less
Coming To Terms By Abraham Rothberg
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Coming to Terms is a novel exploring the lives of half a dozen friends and colleagues of differing generations-Hippies and Boomers, Gen-Xers and Vietnam and World War II veterans- as they strive to... More > find meaning and happiness in the tidal wave of change inundating the America of the late 20th century and the beginnings of the 21st. All are caught up in a struggle with themselves and each other in trying to move their lives forward and make sense of their respective pasts, their personal commitments as wives and mothers, husbands and fathers, lovers and loners, young and old, heterosexuals and homosexuals, soldiers and civilians. As they come to terms with their pasts, they define their presents and discover their futures, some willingly, but most reluctantly. In doing so, they fracture the circles of their families, friendships and allegiances, and discover the prices human beings must pay in contending with society's constraints on the individual's struggle for freedom and pursuit of happiness.< Less
Pinocchio’s Sister By Abraham Rothberg
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Not long after Geppetto made Pinocchio, he finds himself disappointed in the boy he looks on as his son. Pinocchio cheats, plays hooky from school, and lies to cover his selfishness and misdeeds. ... More > But his nose betrays him. Still, when Pinocchio runs away from home, Geppetto is broken-hearted. One day he is driven to make another marionette that turns out to be a girl he names Gelsomina. She is everything Pinocchio is not, generous, warm-hearted, eager to go to school and learn. Yet to his amazement, he finds that, in contrast to Pinocchio, Gelsomina's nose grows not when she tells a lie but only when she tells the truth. But Geppetto misses Pinocchio, so Gelsomina sets out to bring him home. How she does so is a magical and charming fairy tale of how goodness triumphs, in which Gelsomina saves Pinocchio’s life, changes Geppetto's life for the better, and learns how to deal with telling the truth and lying until at last she becomes a real live girl, a daughter to Geppetto and a sister to Pinocchio.< Less

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