Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Goodbye, Columbus

"Surely, I thought, the Messiah himself -- if He should ever come -- won't niggle over nickels and dimes. God willing, he'll hug and kiss." -- From "Defender of the Faith" in Goodbye, Columbus: and Five Short Stories by Philip Roth. There is reason why Roth is considered the chronicler of 20th Century American Jewish life. And why he won the National Book Award for this, his first book. I can't believe that this gem has been sitting unread on my shelf for so long. Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. .


  1. OK. Now I have to get it, too! :-)


  2. I loved this when I read it years ago. Haven't really read much Roth since then, although I've got several of his books on my TBR list. He's a great writer, and that's a really great teaser!

  3. I like your teaser and I like it when people confess to having great books, sitting there unread for years. Me too.

  4. Great two lines you've got there...I have no idea what it's about, but it sounds interesting. Nice teaser!

    You can check out mine here.


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