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This bibliography hopes to provide a comprehensive listing of novels and short story collections that have helped to define American Jewish culture. Please send along any and every suggestion you can for books you would like to see included, with the following general principles in mind.

This bibliography concentrates on fiction, so please do not suggest memoirs, autobiographies, poetry collections, plays, or other forms.

Keep in mind that the work of fiction you suggest should be relevant to the lives of American Jews, in one way or another. Please include your thoughts on why this book merits inclusion in this bibliography. How has it mattered to you, in your thinking about American Jews? What makes it Jewish and American?

The more books you recommend, the more complete and useful this bibliography will be. Thank you for your participation.