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Judah the Pious - a book by Prose, Francine

Judah the Pious

Judah the Pious( )
Author: Prose, Francine
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Open Road Integrated Media, LLC
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $14.99
Book Description:

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award: A novel of a Polish king and a rebellious rabbi, "full of sudden delights and mocking humor" (The New York Times).   The Polish monarch has outlawed a portion of the Jewish funeral rite, and none of the community's lawyers, judges, or scholars will come forward to defend the custom before the crown. Only one man dares challenge the sovereign: the spindly old Rabbi Eliezer of Rimanov, whose eccentric habits...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Jewish
Author Biography
Prose, Francine (Author)

Francine Prose was born on April 1, 1947. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968. She received the PEN Translation Prize in 1988 and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1991. Francine Prose novel The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical with the same title by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. It ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City in the fall of 2007. Prose has served as president of PEN American Center, a New York City based literary society of writers, editors, and translators that works to advance literature in 2007 and 2008.

Prose novel, Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award. One of her novels, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. In 2014 her title Lovers at the Chameleon Club - Paris 1932, made The New York Times Best Seller List.


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