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Daniel Torday: The Last Flight of Poxl West

(Fiction, 302 pp. 2015)

Elijah Goldstein loves his uncle, Poxl West, who has for fifty years portrayed himself as a RAF hero during World War II, but who may or may not have been all the things he claimed to be. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for fiction, this coming-of-age story is a meditation on memory, aspiration, and truth.

Reading Group Guide from

Reading Group Guide from the Jewish Book Council

Review by Teddy Wayne, New York Times. March 13, 2015

Review by Michiko Kakutani. New York Times, March 5, 2015    

Review by Donald Weber, Jewish Book Council,

Hilary Plum interviews Daniel Torday, Kenyon Review

Terry Gross interviews Daniel Torday, NPR, March 17, 2015(31 min. audio)