A Suitable Husband

A Suitable Husband

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by S.B. Lerner
     
 
In 1930s Poland, the economy is crumbling, the government is in chaos, and Jewish groups argue over how best to deal with the worsening situation. Among them are the Guardsmen, daring and organized young Zionists who are determined to start a new life in Palestine.

A SUITABLE HUSBAND brings this vibrant period alive with the story of Bianca Lieber, caught

Overview

In 1930s Poland, the economy is crumbling, the government is in chaos, and Jewish groups argue over how best to deal with the worsening situation. Among them are the Guardsmen, daring and organized young Zionists who are determined to start a new life in Palestine.

A SUITABLE HUSBAND brings this vibrant period alive with the story of Bianca Lieber, caught between the pressure to marry Alex, the intelligent but staid doctor presented by the matchmaker, and Wolf, the intrepid Zionist leader who can help her get to Palestine.

PRAISE FOR A SUITABLE HUSBAND
A beautifully written coming of age story that touches both the heart and mind. A must for all readers of Historical Fiction. – Mommy's Reading Too, Blog

This novel is well worth reading... The author captures the essence of the lives of young Jews searching for a better life... torn between tradition and modernity... The coming slaughter is always present in the mind of the reader; you almost want to shout, “get out.” – Fred A. Lazin, Professor Emeritus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

S.B. Lerner has created people we care about, as we learn about pre-World War II Poland through the eyes of a Jewish family. – Peggy O'Hanlon, Port Washington Public Library

A stunning portrayal of the changing social and political climate of 1930s Poland. – Les Edgerton, author of nine novels including JUST LIKE THAT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014634557
Publisher:
Hearts Diary Press
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
328,707
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

S.B. Lerner grew up in and around NYC and has worked in law, business, and teaching, but all the while studied writing at night. Her first writing teacher called her short stories, "little gems" and she was hooked. After publishing them in literary magazines, she assembled them into a collection, called IN THE MIDDLE OF ALMOST AND OTHER STORIES, which is now available in print and ebook.

A daughter of European immigrants, S.B. has read extensively about World War Two and the prewar period, both in fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel, A SUITABLE HUSBAND, explores the political youth groups in prewar Poland, through the eyes of a young Jewish woman caught between the pressures of her traditional parents and those of her radical political group.

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A Suitable Husband 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Helen_Ginger More than 1 year ago
A Suitable Husband was written by S.B.Lerner. Not sure what category this would fall in. Definitely historical since it's set in the 1930s. It's a coming of age book since Bianca grows into herself and becomes a woman surviving difficult and horrific times. It's also a bit of a romance since she learns what love really is. I guess the category I would put it in is: Good. It's set in Poland during a time dangerous for the Jewish. Everything's falling apart - the government, Poland's economy, society, and Bianca's life. Bianca's been sheltered most of her life. Opening her eyes to the situation, her family's plight, and her own circumstances is a shock for her. She doesn't want to give up the way her life had been, but there's no turning back. She must decide what path her life will take and what she will do to survive. I liked A Suitable Husband because it took me to places I've never been. It set me amidst lives and people I came to like and respect. S.B. Lerner puts you in the middle of a haunting time period with characters you care for and worry about. I give A Suitable Husband a rating of Hel-of-a-Time **************** FTC Disclaimer: If I remember right, the author sent this book to me. That did not influence my review. I was influenced by the setting, the time period and the subject matter. I don't believe Lerner ever used the word "persecution," yet Bianca's story and the story of her family plops you right down in the middle of the persecution. You can feel the fear, understand the hopes, and taste the pain. That did influence my review.