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Neugeboren, Jay

Works: 45 works in 181 publications in 2 languages and 10,497 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Case studies  Historical fiction  Autobiographies  Psychological fiction  Novels  History  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3564.E844, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jay Neugeboren
Don't worry about the kids : stories by Jay Neugeboren( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title piece of these 15 stories is on a married couple's custodial fight. The others range from What is the Good Life? a story of espionage in France, to In Memory of Jane Fogarty, in which a woman psychiatrist inherits half a million dollars after a patient dies in a plane crash
The stolen Jew by Jay Neugeboren( )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Nathan Malkin returns to New York from premature retirement in Israel, he comes bearing a heavy baggage of memory -- insistent recollections of his parents' bitter marriage, of the tragic deaths of his wife and only son, and of his strange, guilt-ridden relationship with a deranged, now deceased brother, Nachman. Almost immediately Nathan instigates, and is caught up in, a web of outrageous games and liaisons within the not-so-warm bosom of his large, bourgeois family. Central to his schemes is The Stolen Jew, a famous novel he wrote many years back that tells a luminous, wonderfully melodramatic tale -- of a Jewish boy in Imperial Russia kidnapped from a shtetl to fulfill another boy's term of service in the tsar's army. Now, Nathan contrives to forge variant original drafts of that book for sale to Russian collectors, with the proceeds to help Soviet dissidents."--Publisher description
Transforming madness : new lives for people living with mental illness by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Survey of our mental health care system's shortcomings and of new, effective, proven approaches--psychiatric, psychological, psychopharmacological, psychosocial, programmatic--that make real differences in the lives of millions of Americans afflicted with severe mental illness."
News from the new American diaspora and other tales of exile by Jay Neugeboren( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prize-winning novelist Jay Neugeboren's third collection of short stories focuses on Jews in various states of exile and expatriation - strangers in strange lands, far from home. These dozen tales, by an author whose stories have been selected for more than fifty anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prize Stories, span the twentieth century and vividly capture brief moments in the lives of their characters: a rabbi in a small town in New England struggling to tend to his congregation and himself, retirees who live in Florida but dream of Brooklyn, a boy at a summer camp in upstate New York learning about the Holocaust for the first time, Russians living in Massachusetts with the family who helped them immigrate. In "The Other End of the World," an American soldier who has survived life in a Japanese prisoner of war camp grieves for members of his family murdered in a Nazi death camp, and in "Poppa's Books" a young boy learns to share his father's passion for the rare books that represent the Old World. "This Third Life" tells of a divorced woman who travels across Germany searching for new meaning in her life after her children leave home, while both "His Violin" and "The Golden Years" explore the plight of elderly Jews, displaced from New York City to retirement communities in Florida, who struggle with memory, madness, and mortality. Set in various times and places, these poignant stories are all tales of personal exile that also illuminate that greater diaspora - geographical, emotional, or spiritual - in which many of us, whether Jews or non-Jews, live
1940 : a novel by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on the eve of America's entry into World War Two, novelist Jay Neugeboren's first new novel in two decades is built around a fascinating historical figure, Dr. Eduard Bloch, an Austrian doctor who had been physician to Adolf Hitler and his family when Hitler was a boy and young man, and who cared for Hitler's mother during her illness and death from breast cancer. The historical Bloch was the only Jew for whom Hitler ever personally arranged departure from Europe, and he must now, living in the Bronx, face accusations over the special treatment he received from the Nazi dictator. 1940 focuses on Dr. Bloch's relationship with Elizabeth Rofman, a medical illustrator at Johns Hopkins Medical School, who has come to New York from Baltimore to visit her father, only to find that he has, mysteriously, disappeared. The story grows more complex when Elizabeth's son Daniel, a disturbed young adolescent, escapes from the institution in Maryland where his parents have committed him, and makes his way to New York, where he is hidden and protected by his mother ... and by Dr. Bloch."--Jacket
Before my life began : a novel by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is set in the backdrop on the day the was finished with everyone rejoicing and a young boy who shares the excitement in the streets with his friends. Only going down a alleyway they encounter some men beating up a young lad and are warned never to tell anyone especially their family who were the well known mobster family because retribution is their middle name. Itsd the story of a boy who ends up taking over the family business
The story of Story magazine : a memoir by Martha Foley( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corky's brother by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>A story of brothers</div>
An orphan's tale by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny is an orphan. He lives in Maimonides Home for Jewish Boys. Danny' 12 years old decides to run away to find a former orphan. He wants to save the home from being closed
Sam's legacy; a novel by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neugenboren's fifth book--Sam's Legacy covers both the life of Sam, a down-on-his-luck gambler who is also dealing with the legacy of memories of his Jewish father and grandfather, and the story of Madison Tidewater, the Negro Baseball League's 'Black Babe, ' current janitor, and how their paths cross. The differences in how the two men resolve their loss of faith brings the novel together
Stories from the Transatlantic review by Joseph F McCrindle( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen, Ruben Fontanez; a novel by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His second book about inner city New York city
The other side of the world : a novel by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie's a journeyman whose friend Nick convinces him to move to Singapore, where he falls in love with the vibrant and endangered world of nearby Borneo. One night, during a fight at a cocktail party in Singapore, Nick dies mysteriously, prompting Charlie to return to New England where he discovers that a former student has moved in with his father, Max, a former professor and source of unlimited sage expressions. Seana's a wildly successful and provocative writer who's equally wild and provocative in life, and she and Charlie set out on a road trip of resolution where weird things happen if you make room for them
Big man; a novel by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company is an enchanting tale set in the silent film era. Beginning in 1915, in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where a Jewish family makes one and two reel silent films, the novel is composed of six chapters, each a discrete silent film in itself. Joey, the too-beautiful-to-be-a-boy son of moviemaker, Simon, and his actress wife, Hannah, imagines stories that his uncle's camera turns into scenes for their movies. Witness to and participant in the rapid technological advances in film, from the movies his family makes, to the advent of the talkies, Joey is cast in both male and female roles, onstage and off. When the woman Joey loves murders her abusive husband and sends Joey from his New Jersey family disguised as the mother of her own children, he embarks on a cross-country journey of adventure and hardship, crossing paths with the likes of D.W. Griffith, Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, and "Roxy" Rothafel. Finally, reunited on the opposite coast with his uncle, and with the woman he has never stopped loving, Joey's wild journey--and life!--arrive at a moment as unpredictable as it is magical. In an outrageously original tale worthy of a studio whose moguls might have been Kafka, Garcia Marquez, and Isaac Bashevis Singer, reality and illusion merge and separate, leaving the audience spellbound even after the final curtain falls"--
You are my heart : and other stories by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the secluded villages in the south of France, to the cattle crawl in the Valley of a Thousand Hills in South Africa, to the hard-knock adolescent streets of Brooklyn, Neugeboren examines the great mysteries and complexitites that unsettle and comprise human relationships
Poli : a Mexican boy in early Texas : a novel by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of José Policarpo Rodriguez, who came to the Republic of Texas in 1839
The Hollow boy( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness and frustration lead a young man to a desperate act with tragic consequences
Max Baer & the star of David by Jay Neugeboren( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1933, boxer Max Baer defeated German heavyweight champion Max Schmeling. The year after, he wrested the world title from Primo Carnera. Baer wasn't champ for long, substituting nightclubs and women for the hard work of fight preparation, but during this time two competitors died as a result of the pounding he gave them. Baer died at 50, still near fighting shape. Baer was one-quarter Jewish: he wore the Star of David on his shorts for every bout from Schmelling forward. Neugeboren tell Baer's story up close but from the side: a fictitious companion, sometime lover Horace Littlejohn narrates this tale to his wife, Joleen, on his deathbed. But Horace has his own story to tell. He's black in a white world, and his wife is really his sister. Their son, Horace Jr., was sired by Max but raised by Horace and Joleen. Brought up on the poetic lyricism of King Solomon's Song of Songs, Horace recounts his story in a measured formal prose that belies the intensity of this narrative of deep but not untroubled love among three good people
The Hillside diary and other writings by Robert Neugeboren( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Don't worry about the kids : stories
The stolen JewTransforming madness : new lives for people living with mental illnessNews from the new American diaspora and other tales of exile1940 : a novelBig man; a novelYou are my heart : and other storiesThe Hillside diary and other writings
Alternative Names
Jay Neugeboren American writer

English (153)

French (1)