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Novelist Noah Gordon has died at 95

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From The New York Times: American Novelist Noah Gordon Has Died at 95.

Noah Gordon, an American author who was virtually unknown at home but whose novels about history, medicine and Jewish identity transformed him into a literary luminary abroad, died on Monday at his home in Dedham, Mass. He was 95.

His death was confirmed by his wife, Lorraine Gordon.

Mr. Gordon’s debut novel, “The Rabbi” (1965), which dealt with the title character’s marriage to a minister’s daughter, was lodged for 26 weeks on The New York Times’s best-seller list. But most of his subsequent eight books fared less successfully when they were published domestically, although they have proliferated since as e-books.

“When I began, my market was America: You either made it in America or didn’t make it,” he told The Times in 1996. “Well, now your market is the world.”

Michael Gordon, his son and literary agent, said in an email that Mr. Gordon’s books have sold some 25 million copies in 34 languages.

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