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Max Gross: The Lost Shtetl

(Fiction, 416 pp. 2020)

For decades, the tiny Jewish shtetl of Kreskol existed in happy isolation, virtually untouched and unchanged, spared by the Holocaust and the Cold War, until a marriage dispute spins out of control, and the whole town comes crashing into the twenty-first century.

Review from Kirkus Reviews

Review by Sharon Elswit, Jewish Book Council, December 11, 2020

Review by Mark Athitakis, USA TODAY, October 13, 2020

Review by Howard Freedman, J Weekly, November 20, 2020

Review by Andrew Silow-Carroll, New Jersey Jewish News, July 22, 2020

Review by Curt Schleier, Hadassah Magazine, November, 2020

Interview by Emily Burack, Hey Alma, October 8, 2020

Profile by Matthew Kassel, Jewish Insider, November 11, 2020

Tom Gross interviews Max Gross (30 minute video)

Awards: National Jewish Book Award for Fiction and the Jewish Fiction Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries