A plague of dreamers: three novellas

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C. Scribner's, 1994 - Fiction - 267 pages
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Three novellas about the Pinch, a forgotten Jewish community in a backwater of Memphis, Tennessee, weaves a tapestry of lives scarred by the past and transformed by the promise of assimilation and the sacrifices of preceding generations.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Another beguiling dispatch from the Pinch—Memphis's Jewish ghetto—in the form of an intricate generational tale preceded by two curtain-raisers. The first story, ``Zelig Rifkin and the Tree of ... Read full review

A plague of dreamers: three novellas

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A talented writer of fiction and Judaica, Stern has earned both an O. Henry Prize and a Pushcart Writer's Choice Award. These anachronistic novellas, which are set in 1920s Tennessee in the "forgotten ... Read full review

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Steve Stern is the author of several short story collections, including "The Wedding Jester" (winner of the National Jewish Book Award), "Isaac and the Undertakers Daughter" (winner of a Pushcart Writers Choice Award and an O. Henry Prize), and "Lazar Malkin Enters Heaven" (winner of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish American fiction). He has also written three novels and two books for children. He teaches creative writing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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