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The Finkler Question

by Howard Jacobson

The Finkler Question
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A Brief Reading List for Background on The Jewish Question

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A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, Howard M Sacher, Updated Edition 2007, 1270 pages: Considered the definitive work on modern Israel.

It's Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street, Emma Williams: 2010 memoir - an invaluable book for anyone wishing to understand the tensions in the region; particularly notable for the author's ability to boil down the situation's complexities into easily understandable and relatable prose.

A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz: A stunning 2004 memoir about the author's childhood in Israel with the back story of his parents and how they came from Europe as part of the Zionist movement.

Fiction:
Gentleman's Agreement, Laura Hobson: 1947 bestseller concerning the social and economic aspects of anti-Semitism in American life.

The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow: His 1953 breakthrough novel is a quest for ...

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