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The sisters Weiss

Author: Naomi Ragen
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A powerful new novel of identity, loyalty and true love, from the international bestselling author of The Tenth Song In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Jewish fiction
Historical fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Ragen
ISBN: 9780312570194 0312570198
OCLC Number: 827256618
Description: 327 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Contains "Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish Words and Expressions".
Responsibility: Naomi Ragen.
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"A powerful new novel of identity, loyalty and true love, from the international bestselling author of The Tenth Song In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. Defiantly, she begins to live a secret life that shocks her family when it is discovered. Out of guilt and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, she finally bows to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But the night before her wedding, she commits an act of defiance so unforgivable it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known. Forty years later, pious Pearl's sheltered young daughter Rivka suddenly discovers the truth about the family outcast, her Aunt Rose, now a successful photographer. Inspired, but naive and reckless, she sets off on a dangerous adventure that will stir up the ghosts of the past and alter the future in unimaginable ways for all involved. "--

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