Books by Allan Appel

CLUB REVELATION by Allan Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A strangely passive-aggressive performance that undercuts its own best moments."
Appel (High Holiday Sutra, 1997) offers another tale of the lighter/darker side of spiritual hunger, this time in the story of an evangelical restaurateur on Manhattan's heavily Jewish Upper West Side. Read full book review >
HIGH HOLIDAY SUTRA by Allan Appel
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"If only Appel had jettisoned the first two-thirds here and written a study of Grief's real grief and relations with his divided congregants in the wake of his loss."
Another rabbinical portrait, heavy on the whimsy, from the author of Till the End of Time (1990), etc. Rabbi Jonah Grief—the name, with its jokey combination of biblical prophet and heartfelt emotion, gives away the game—is giving a sermon for the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the Jewish ritual year. Read full book review >