Noah Gordon


Born
in Worcester, Massachusetts, The United States
November 11, 1926

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Noah Gordon is an American novelist. Some of the topics covered within his novels include medical history and medical ethics. More recently he has begun to focus more on themes relating to the Inquisition, and Jewish cultural history. His novel Shaman won the first James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction in 1993.

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The Last Jew

4.07 avg rating — 5,590 ratings — published 1999 — 56 editions
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Matters of Choice (Cole Fam...

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La bodega

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The Cole Trilogy: The Physi...

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The Rabbi

3.66 avg rating — 1,428 ratings — published 1965 — 50 editions
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The Jerusalem Diamond

3.60 avg rating — 1,465 ratings — published 1979 — 44 editions
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The Death Committee

3.44 avg rating — 971 ratings — published 1969 — 47 editions
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Der Rabbi / Die Klinik

3.48 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1965
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“I think of the separation between life and Paradise as a river,” Mirdin said. “If there are many bridges that cross the river, should it be of great concern to God which bridge the traveler chooses?”
Noah Gordon, The Physician

“And though you study medicine for a score of lifetimes, there will come to you people whose illnesses are mysteries, for the anguish of which you speak is part and parcel of the profession of healing and must be lived with.”
Noah Gordon, The Physician

“Life is glorious, but it can be counted on to be cruel.”
Noah Gordon, The Last Jew

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