|Publisher||Houghton Mifflin Company|
Houghton Miflin Co., 1959. Tan boards over chocolate leather like, gilt lettering. A Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award winner, as well as winner of the National Book Award and basis for the film featuring Richard Benjamin and Ali McGraw. In the title story a young Bronx librarian falls in love with a wealthy Jewish girl from the suburbs. The other stories deal with the Jewish condition in America with subjects including an aging man's search for love and a young Jewish lawyer. 'The Conversion of the Jews' ; 'Defender of the Faith'; 'Epstein' ; 'You Can't Tell A Man By the Song He Sings' ; and 'Eli, the Fanatic'. 216 pages.