The Honesty & Earnestness of PRAYERS FOR THE LIVING

Author: Alan Cheuse

July 9, 2015

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“But Cheuse stands in more than one literary tradition, not only the boasting and keening of Jewish mothers, but also the sharp-eyed social chronicles of his fellow Jewish novelists such as the early Philip Roth, Mordecai Richler and Bernard Malamud. He sets out to elevate Minnie Bloch from the stereotype of the Jewish mother into a truth-teller of mythic stature.”

Read Jonathan Kirsch’s full review for Jewish Journal online.