My friend Anne recommends Farewell Leicester Square (1935), "Betty Miller's novel about being Jewish in London in the 1930s." I'm adding it to my tbr list.
I missed the review that sparked all the commentary, but I find the story overall depressing nonetheless.
As the National Book Foundation celebrates the history of fiction titles that have won the National Book Award, it revisits Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March, Malamud's The Magic Barrel, and Roth's Goodbye, Columbus. More to come!