Books by Noah Gordon

THE LAST JEW by Noah Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A sugar-coated history lesson for the cabana at the beach."
Having completed the Cole family trilogy (Matters of Choice, 1996, etc.), Gordon returns to the more familiar territory of Jewish history for his latest period novel. Read full book review >
MATTERS OF CHOICE by Noah Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1996

"Perhaps Gordon's best work so far; the pace is even, and R.J. is a heroine worth caring about. (Literary Guild & Doubleday book clubs)"
The third and last in Gordon's Cole family series (The Physician, 1986; Shaman, 1992) presents a rather somber view of modern medicine, but the unusual protagonist, who is willing to sacrifice all for her life's passion, offers inspiration as a counterpoint. Read full book review >
SHAMAN by Noah Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"The story moves too fast to develop either characters or scenes deeply, but it's a good read and has a refreshing approach to the frontier as part of a larger culture, not an isolated place where people did nothing but murder each other."
Gordon (The Physician, The Jerusalem Diamond, etc.) offers two fictionalized generations of doctoring on the Illinois frontier from 1839 to 1865, covering such medical history as the advent of hygiene and anesthesia. Read full book review >