The Marrying Of Chani Kaufman

Author: Eve Harris
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
ISBN: 0802122736
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Perhaps the most surprising and intriguing novel on the Man Booker Prize longlist, The Marrying of Chani Kaufman is a debut originally published by a small independent Scottish press that is already garnering significant attention worldwide.

London, 2008. Chani Kaufman is a nineteen-year-old woman, betrothed to Baruch Levy, a young man whom she has seen only four times before their wedding day. The novel begins with Chani standing “like a pillar of salt,” wearing a wedding dress that has been passed between members of her family and has the yellowed underarms and rows of alteration stitches to prove it. All of the cups of cold coffee and small talk with men referred to Chani’s parents have led up to this moment. But the happiness Chani and Baruch feel is more than counterbalanced by their anxiety: about the realities of married life; about whether they will be able to have fewer children than Chani’s mother, who has eight daughters; and, most frighteningly, about the unknown, unspeakable secrets of the wedding night. As the book moves back to tell the story of Chani and Baruch’s unusual courtship, it throws into focus a very different couple: Rabbi Chaim Zilberman and his wife, Rebbetzin Rivka Zilberman. As Chani and Baruch prepare for a shared lifetime, Chaim and Rivka struggle to keep their marriage alive—and all four, together with the rest of the community, face difficult decisions about the place of faith and family life in the contemporary world.

The Marrying Of Chani Kaufman

Author: Eve Harris
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802192661
Size: 26.29 MB
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The novel begins with Chani standing “like a pillar of salt,” wearing a wedding dress that has been passed between members of her family and has the yellowed underarms and rows of alteration stitches to prove it.

The Marrying Of Chani Kaufman

Author: Eve Harris
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770894756
Size: 75.58 MB
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Set in the Orthodox Jewish community in North West London, The Marrying of Chani Kaufman is the poignant and humorous story of nineteen-year-old Chani Kaufman and the lead-up to her wedding night.

I Am Forbidden

Author: Anouk Markovits
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448114209
Size: 59.46 MB
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Immersive, beautiful, moving, it explores in devastating detail what happens when unwavering love, unyielding law and centuries of tradition collide. ‘The wonder of this elegant, enthralling novel is the beauty Ms. Markovits unearths in ...

The Sisters Weiss

Author: Naomi Ragen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429957794
Size: 10.47 MB
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Powerful, page-turning and deeply moving, Naomi Ragen's The Sisters Weiss is an unforgettable examination of loyalty and betrayal; the differences that can tear a family apart and the invisible bonds that tie them together.

The Devil S Library

Author: Tom Pugh
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 190997935X
Size: 37.89 MB
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As far as Mathew Longstaff knows, they’re just a group of harmless scholars with an eccentric interest in the works of antiquity.

One Night Markovitch

Author: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770899774
Size: 11.43 MB
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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin meets The Marrying of Chani Kaufman in this cinematic novel about the birth of Israel and the true story of the marriages of convenience that were arranged to smuggle Jewish women out of Nazi-occupied Europe.

Gertruda S Oath

Author: Ram Oren
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0385530560
Size: 71.14 MB
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Like Schindler’s List, it transcends history and religion to reveal the compassion and hope that miraculously thrives in a world immersed in war without end. From the Hardcover edition.

The Devil In Jerusalem

Author: Naomi Ragen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466841230
Size: 34.72 MB
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Based on true events, The Devil in Jerusalem from internationally bestselling author Naomi Ragen is an eye-opening look at the dangerous predators lurking around the watering holes of those who come seeking spiritual enlightenment.

Hush

Author: Eishes Chayil
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802722709
Size: 79.74 MB
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A richly detailed and nuanced book, one of both humor and depth, understanding and horror, this story explains a complex world that remains an echo of its past, and illuminates the conflict between yesterday's traditions and today's reality ...

We Killed

Author: Yael Kohen
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 1466828110
Size: 38.26 MB
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In We Killed, Kohen pieces together the revolution that happened to (and by) women in American comedy, gathering the country's most prominent comediennes and the writers, producers, nightclub owners, and colleagues who revolved around them.