Good for the Jews

By Debra Spark
(University of Michigan Press, Hardcover, 9780472117116, 284pp.)

Publication Date: September 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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A funny, sexy novel about Jewish families in the Midwest

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009

The Jewish holiday of Purim arises from a story of Jews in ancient Persia, as told in the biblical Book of Esther. Now, novelist Debra Spark draws on the same story for her latest novel, Good for the Jews. And it's set not in ancient Persia — but in Madison, Wis. The novel won this year's Literary Fiction award from the University of Michigan Press. More at

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