(Fiction, 256 pp. 1997)
In a modern urban version of a classic Jewish myth, Ozick offers her take on the Golem. Visionary and malcontent Ruth Puttermesser stars in this surrealistic tale of destruction and rebirth.
- Discussion guide: The Jewish Reader, February 2002 (including review by Shoshana Marchand, Philip Graubart interviews Cynthia Ozick, and discussion questions)
- Review: Kirkus
- Review by Jack Miles, New York Times, June 15, 1997
- Biographical sketch by Joseph Lowin
- Video: Conversation with Cynthia Ozick (about The Shawl first 13 minutes are about Ozick’s early life) (23 min.)