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". . . a smart, sprightly, sex-drenched, and neatly plotted novel . . ."
---Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio and the Chicago Tribune
"Spark is at her sly, funny, and cutting best in her third novel, a clever and affecting variation on the biblical story of Esther."
"Spark's prose is tight, funny, insightful and occasionally heartbreaking as it probes the current education system, the arts and society's ills."
Good for the Jews is a smart, funny, sexy novel set in Madison, Wisconsin, during the Bush administration. Part mystery and part stranger-comes-to town story, Good for the Jews is loosely based on the biblical book of Esther. Like Esther, Debra Spark's characters deal with anti-Semitism and the way that powerful men---and the women who love them---negotiate bureaucracies.
At the core of the story of right and wrong are young, attractive Ellen Hirschorn and her older cousin Mose, a high school teacher who thinks he knows, in fact, what is "good for the Jews"---and for Ellen, too. Their stories intertwine with those of the school superintendent, his ex-wife and son, and a new principal. Workplace treachery, the bonds of family, coming of age, and romantic relationships all take center stage as the characters negotiate the fallout from a puzzling fire.
Spark's evocative writing style and sharp, understanding treatment of her diverse characters draw the reader into this surprising page-turner, a finalist for the 2009 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award.
Debra Spark is the author of two previous novels, The Ghost of Bridgetown and Coconuts for the Saint, as well as Curious Attractions: Essays on Fiction Writing. She's been a fellow at Radcliffe College's Bunting Institute and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications including Food and Wine, Esquire, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Yankee. She is a professor at Colby College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She lives with her husband and son in North Yarmouth, Maine.
Product Description: Book by Spark Debra
Titolo: Good for the Jews
Casa editrice: The University of Michigan Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2009
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press, 2009. Condizione: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice articolo GRP36632334
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press, 2009. Condizione: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice articolo GRP92403200
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Condizione: As New. This copy appears to be in nearly new condition. Codice articolo G0472117114I2N00
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press. Condizione: As New. Like New dust jacket. Codice articolo T09A-1994
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press. Condizione: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Codice articolo SB05H-00570
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Condizione: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Codice articolo 2813110178
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice articolo S_192015560
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione: New. HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW, Perfect Shape, No Remainder Mark,Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Codice articolo 9040717
Descrizione libro UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS, United States, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Literature>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978047211711601. Codice articolo 17978047211711601
Descrizione libro UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS, United States, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978047211711602. Codice articolo 01978047211711602