Isaac Bashevis Singer
Celebrated American Jewish writer. Awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life."
Any book by Isaac Bashevis Singer is cause for celebration and this particular novel is reason enough for dancing in the streets. The Magician of Lublin is the fantastic saga of Yasha Mazur, master magician, skeptic, mind reader, lover, locksmith, hypnotist, tightrope walker, escape artist, and holy man.
"A piercing work of fiction with a strong claim to being Singer’s masterpiece” (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times), Shadows on the Hudson traces the intertwined lives of a group of Jewish refugees in New York City in the late 1940s. At its center is Boris Makaver, a pious, wealthy businessman whose greatest trial is his unstable daughter, Anna. A chain of events disrupts the lives of the close-knit community as each refugee struggles to reconcile the horrific past with the difficult present, as Singer explores both the nature of faith and the nature of love in the aftermat