Laura Z. Hobson | Critical Essay by Publishers Weekly

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[In Hobson's Over and Above] theme is writ large, almost obscuring the characterizations designed to bring it to life. She examines the dilemmas and complexities of being Jewish in America, creating a character-spectrum of middle-class, educated Jewish-Americans ranging from those who enjoy their heritage to those who deny it. The focus is on three generations of one family, who, although Jewish by birth, have been assimilated for many years…. To some, Hobson's narrative may read like a propaganda tract for Israel and against international terrorism. To others, however, including those who are engaged in the generational tug-of-war between mother and daughter, it will strike a responsive chord.

"PW Forecasts, Fiction: 'Over and Above'," in Publishers Weekly (reprinted from the July 2, 1979. issue of Publishers Weekly, published by R. R. Bowker Company, a Xerox company; copyright © 1979 by Xerox Corporation...

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