Books by Nathan Shaham

BONE TO THE BONE by Nathan Shaham
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"It is melodrama which I want to avoid above all,'' Berkov says early on): a memorable portrait of a survivor of himself, a man whose own actions, and whose continuing detachment from them, have branded him as indelibly as the Holocaust scarred its survivors."
Shaham, winner of last year's National Jewish Book Award for The Rosendorf Quartet, organizes this ambitious new novel around the figure of a Marxist revolutionary suddenly struggling in his old age to come to terms with his part in the upheavals he has survived. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A difficult prescription for a novel, perhaps—but Shaham's study of refugees trying to live for music during a moment of supreme disaster and hope is chamber music of a high order."
Israeli novelist Shaham (The Other Side of the Wall, 1983) unfolds the deceptively quiet story of a string quartet formed by four German ÇmigrÇs to Palestine in 1936, set forth in five sections—one by each player and a fifth by the group's spiritual mentor, historian Egon Loewenthal. Read full book review >