Books by Steve Stern

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Stern weaves an intricate and clever web of stories steeped in both sacred and mundane Jewish culture."
"Mischief" is indeed the operative term here, for Stern's characters are subtle, slyly humorous and at times poignant. Read full book review >
THE FROZEN RABBI by Steve Stern
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ethnic novel with universal implications."
Yes, this is indeed a novel about a frozen rabbi who thaws in the late 20th century after being found by Bernie Karp, of Memphis, Tenn., in his parents' freezer. Read full book review >
THE ANGEL OF FORGETFULNESS by Steve Stern
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 7, 2005

"Some will savor the abundance of period detail and the mordant wit that lace the author's melancholy tale. Others will wish he'd get on with it."
A dying woman hands on an unfinished manuscript to a young student, in a murky, prolix tale by Stern (Plague of Dreamers, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >
A PLAGUE OF DREAMERS by Steve Stern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1994

"So maybe the gears of the fantastic groan from time to time, but Stern never loses his command of the Hasidic storyteller's gift: he makes you feel that the entire universe is balanced on the Jewish neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee."
Another beguiling dispatch from the Pinch—Memphis's Jewish ghetto—in the form of an intricate generational tale preceded by two curtain-raisers. Read full book review >