The Linotype Operator a new novel by Michael Robert Wolf

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“I don’t know if Michael Robert Wolf’s The Linotype Operator is a great novel or a good novel, but I do know that this unassuming story of a devout Brooklyn Jew and his not-so-wayward daughter enchanted me in a way I’ve been enchanted by only a handful of stories over the past ten years. When I finished it, I wanted to read it all over again.”

–Jacquelyn Mitchard,author of #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah selection The Deep End of the Ocean


Michael Robert Wolf, in his novel The Linotype Operator, immerses us in a world to which most of us otherwise would not have access, the world of a father and daughter who devoutly adhere to the Jewish Orthodox tradition. There is corruption, intrigue and murder in the Big Apple. Also, filial devotion, sibling rivalry and one family torn by dysfunction, striving for reconciliation. And saga of biblical proportions, complete with sparring religious beliefs, the struggles of Tradition to survive and flourish in today’s bewildering world and a sage-like quest toward revelation. We are entirely drawn in to the minds, hearts and souls of Wolf’s characters as they cast off their demons and strive to attain their dreams. What a journey. Don’t miss it!”

–Sherri Felt Dratfield, author of The City and Water Vigils


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The Linotype Operator a new novel

by Michael Robert Wolf

Set in present day Brooklyn and Manhattan—with historic monuments and institutions as background characters—The Linotype Operator is the story of Orthodox Jewish former Linotype operator David Kaplan and his two daughters. Dutiful and religiously observant Naomi is forty-eight, single, and lives with her father in Brooklyn. Her “prettier” younger sister Lisa is married, has two young children, and lives in the suburban community of Englewood, New Jersey.

After meeting a handsome non-Jewish man at the Macy’s housewares department where she works, Naomi’s periodic daydreams begin to get the best of her—setting in motion a collision of worlds that can scarcely be contained in either Brooklyn or Manhattan. Sprinkled with rye humor, and including a cast of unusual supporting characters, The Linotype Operator gives the reader a deeply poignant look into parallel New York worlds and lives.

The Linotype Operator is Michael Robert Wolf‘s second novel. His first novel, The Upper Zoo, was released to high acclaim in 2012, and rose to number three across all genres on He also wrote and directed an independent motion picture, The Sound of the Spirit, which was released the same year. The film consistently hovers around eight out of ten stars on the Internet Movie Database ( Wolf is also active in ministry related work, and regularly writes blogs and articles. He lives in Landen, Ohio with his wife, fine artist and author Rachel Rubin Wolf.

Rating: ***** [5 of 5 Stars!]

$21.95, Full-length, paper, 290 pages

1 review for The Linotype Operator a new novel by Michael Robert Wolf

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ann M. Filutze

    Michael Robert Wolf has integrated cultural sensitivity and life experience in a page-turner masterpiece. As a prolific reader, teacher, and author with a degree in Religious Studies, I highly recommend this rare piece of work to all who seek truth and love in our crazy modern world. All works by Michael Robert Wolf are excellent.

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