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First came the bestselling book, followed by the blockbuster movie, and now Indecent Proposal is set for a world premiere stage production. The place: Beer Sheva Theater, Israel. The opening date in preparation of an ongoing theatrical run: Dec. 27, 2014. The drama was written by Israel's Eyal Kentov, adapted from Jack Engelhard's novel of the same name.

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Jack Engelhard  

DayRay Literary Press is pleased to be working with International Bestselling Novelist Jack Engelhard, author of Indecent Proposal which has been translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a blockbuster movie starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. Contemporaries have hailed novelist Jack Engelhard as “the last Hemingway” and of being “a writer without peer and the conscience of us all.” The New York Times commended the economy of his prose... “precise, almost clinical language.” His bestselling novel Indecent Proposal made him internationally famous as the foremost chronicler of moral dilemmas and of topics dealing with temptation. Works that followed won him an even greater following, such as Escape From Mount Moriah, his book of memoirs that won awards for writing and for film. Engelhard writes a weekly column for the Washington Times.
News Anchor Sweetheart
Jack Engelhard's new novel News Anchor Sweetheart is written in language that is economical, hard-boiled and fast-paced to uncover through the art of fiction the naked truth about a TV news personality who resembles someone we all know. Engelhard dishes the scoop on this "queen of Chick Power with legs to die for." What's it like to live under the glare of the spotlight, and to love after the lights go down? This novel must be read for the thrill of great reading and to know our culture. As one reviewer put it, "Engelhard zeroes in on a news anchor who resembles Megyn Kelly. It's fiction, but WOW!"... Click here to read more
Compulsive: A Novel
Jack Engelhard's novel Compulsive is the first work to be published under our imprint DayRay Literary Press. In his usual hard-edged prose, for which he is internationally famous, bestselling novelist Jack Engelhard draws us into the mind of a compulsive gambler in a work stunningly brilliant and original, and seductively readable. Compulsive is a journey through today, with issues as current as the morning paper, brought to the fore by characters as timeless as the Bible. All this processed through a mind addicted to gambling as surely as others are addicted to heroin. A brisk read by one of America’s most accomplished authors... not to be missed. Jack Engelhard, the last of the Hemingways, is a writer without peer and the conscience of us all... Click here to read more
Indecent Proposal

Reviewers have called it "powerful" and "brilliant." Newly released for its 25th anniversary edition, Jack Engelhard's novel Indecent Proposal has found its place alongside such classics as Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Indecent Proposal remains one of the most widely-read and discussed novels around the world, due to the strong writing and riches that include a moral dilemma for the ages. The novel was translated into more than 22 languages, and Hollywood produced a mega-hit movie based on this book starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. The novel stands as a remarkable achievement from a great and legendary novelist... Click here to read more

Una Proposicion Indecente

New Spanish language edition of Indecent Proposal


Los críticos lo han llamado "poderoso" y "brillante." Recientemente publicado en su edición de 25 aniversario, la novela Una Proposición Indecente de Jack Engelhard ha encontrado su lugar junto a clásicos como de Fitzgerald El Gran Gatsby, y Anna Karenina de Tolstoi. Una Proposición Indecente sigue siendo una de las novelas más leídas y discutidas en todo el mundo, debido a la fuerte escrito y riquezas que incluyen un dilema moral para todas las edades. La novela ha sido traducida en más de 22 idiomas, y Hollywood produjo una película mega éxito sobre la base de este libro protagonizado por Robert Redford y Demi Moore. La novela se presenta como un logro notable de un gran y legendario novelista... Click here to read more
Escape from Mount Moriah: Trials and Triumphs of Making It in the New World

Beautifully written...grittily honest...delightfully charming...
Readers have spoken. They wanted more from this masterpiece. So 10 new chapters have been added in what many cite as among the finest coming-of-age memoir ever written. Legendary novelist Jack Engelhard (Indecent Proposal) recovers the past with fresh gems in this award-winning book, honored, later in film, for its unique, minimalist style that delivers absolute brilliance. Each short chapter sparkles and shines in this little memoir that could.
Torn from their homes in France at the onset of the Nazi invasion, and after a harrowing escape across the Pyrenees, the Engelhard family -- Noah, Ida, Sarah and Jack -- must begin lives as refugees in a new world -- first Canada (Montreal), later the United States. The experiences that shaped young Jack Engelhard were those that profoundly changed the world... Click here to read more

The Days of the Bitter End

Jack Engelhard’s The Days of the Bitter End may well be the definitive word on the 1960s. This is a landmark book, masterfully evocative. Engelhard once again proves himself to be a truly great novelist in this beautifully crafted historical novel that recaptures an era that has left an indelible mark on our culture to this day. Read it and laugh, read it and weep, because it’s all here, the way it was back then, the age of innocence soon to be shattered, but then reborn. This is what it was like to be young, every moment an adventure. Brilliant... Click here to read more

Slot Attendant: A Novel About A Novelist

Exceptionally brilliant, masterful and rewarding – and here it is from the mighty pen of novelist Jack Engelhard, the highs and lows, warts and all of making it as a writer. Here the sweetness of success is given its proper place, as are the moments of failure and despair, and you will never forget the refrain, especially if you're a writer, "Nobody cares." Engelhard opens the door into the world of New York publishing with equal access into the world of gambling and casinos. Slot Attendant is a triumph, and an absolute must-read... Click here to read more

The Girls of Cincinnati

Pure Engelhard gem. In this one, The Girls of Cincinnati, he's given us something never thought possible, a coming-of-age saga that's also a sizzling thriller. The plot here is riveting. The dialogue sparkles. What's it about? It's about life. Anyone who's been in love - especially love that appears to be out of reach - will understand what's going on between Engelhard's two heroes, Eli Brilliant and Stephanie Eaton. Anyone who feels the approach of menace will understand what these two must endure when a crazed woman appears on the scene, threatening them both with "a fate worse than death." ... Click here to read more

The Bathsheba Deadline: An Original Novel

Jack Engelhard has produced a heroic work of literature. This is a superb, gutsy novel. The Bathsheba Deadline is a newsroom thriller ripped from the headlines. The present day action takes place in a Manhattan newsroom where three leading journalists find themselves caught in a sizzling three-way love triangle that may lead to murder in the Middle East (Israel). You will never forget Jay Garfield and you absolutely will never forget Lyla. Politics and sex mixed in with the war on terror provoke life-and-death rifts within the editorial staff. Journalists with the power to influence public opinion have lost their neutrality and have taken sides. Readers are taken behind the scenes and into the newsrooms where they are shown how headlines are made and often manipulated to favor one side over another. Media bias usually against Israel? Read all about it in Engelhard's stirring pages. The war for survival in a New York City newsroom mirrors the clash of civilizations here, in the Middle East, and around the world... Click here to read more

The Prince of Dice

The hard-knocking clarity of his prose is astonishing... Jack Engelhard is back, and in The Prince of Dice he dazzles us once again as he has in such novels as Indecent Proposal and The Bathsheba Deadline, to name but two of his works that testify to Engelhard's genius. Who is Julian Rothschild? Julian is the star of Engelhard's Prince of Dice and from page one to the end you will love this guy. He is a hero styled after the lonely gunman who comes to wipe out evil and save the town. Only Julian carries no guns. He carries a pair of dice. These are his weapons. He is a gambler, but he is different. Julian has been blessed with a gift. He has the magic touch. He can't lose. Something happened when he found himself in the Sinai Desert. Something holy. His gambling, he feels, is directed by a Divine Hand. Against a world that tries to bring him down, Julian must keep proving himself, until finally it's a matter of life or death... Click here to read more




DayRay Literary Press

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At DayRay Literary Press our philosophy is that authors deserve to have their work published and be duly compensated. While there are no guarantees that any published book will reach the top of the bestseller lists, we undertake the same risk/reward scenario of our authors.

Having partnered with Ingram Books and Baker & Taylor, the largest distributors of books in North America, our books are available to over 25,000 bookstores. In Europe we have partnered with industry leading distributors Gardners Books and Bertram Books. Distribution of printed books in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region is provided by Dennis Jones & Associates. These international distribution partnerships allow our books to be made available to over 13,000 additional bookstores worldwide.

We stand out from other publishers because we provide authors with the option of having their books listed as fully returnable, which encourages bookstores to purchase books. Both hard and soft cover printed books with black & white or color interiors are available.

Your work can also be made available as an e-book, the fastest growing segment in the book industry. We are currently partnered with distributors worldwide that allow our authors' e-books to be purchased from:

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DayRay Literary Press is also a participating publisher along with John Wiley & Sons, Hachette Book Group, McGraw-Hill, Simon & Schuster, Clements Publishing, Information Age Publishing, Macmillan, University of California Press, W.W. Norton and others in making its authors' books available through the Espresso Book Machine® distribution channel, a Time Magazine "Best Invention of 2007." For additional information, please click on Information for Authors.



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Recent Publications


News Anchor Sweetheart
News Anchor Sweetheart
by Jack Engelhard
Compulsive: A Novel
Compulsive: A Novel
by Jack Engelhard
Indecent Proposal
Indecent Proposal
by Jack Engelhard
Escape from Mount Moriah: Trials and Triumphs of Making It in the New World
Escape from Mount Moriah
by Jack Engelhard
Una Proposicion Indecente
Una Proposicion Indecente
by Jack Engelhard
The Days of the Bitter End
The Days of the Bitter End
by Jack Engelhard
Slot Attendant: A Novel About A Novelist
Slot Attendant
by Jack Engelhard
The Girls of Cincinnati
The Girls of Cincinnati
by Jack Engelhard
The Bathsheba Deadline: An Original Novel
The Bathsheba Deadline
by Jack Engelhard
The Prince of Dice
The Prince of Dice
by Jack Engelhard




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