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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Roiphe's imaginative, dextrously written saga follows the Gruenbaum family from a Polish shtetl to New York's Lower East Side and then up the social and economic ladder. (Nov.)
Library Journal
This is the story of the Gruenbaum family, who immigrate to America in 1892, build an empire in the rag trade, lose it, and find themselves in their fifth generation in Israel. At the center of the story is Hedy, who carries inside her the restlessness and pragmatic idealism of four generations of Gruenbaums. Hedy is the keeper of the family secrets. They pour out, helter-skelter, in a biblical tone of voice that can't help commenting on the action even as it mixes years and generations. The story is rich in eccentric and believable characters whose lives embrace the varied facets of Jewish-American life, from orthodox tradition to socialist intellectualism, from troubled marriages to gangland murders, from crazy uncles to rebellious daughters. The novel opens and closes with Hedy in the hospital in Israel, waiting to hear if her daughter survives a bullet meant for someone else. But she knows that the Gruenbaums, even in the face of death, tragedy, and war, survive. Good popular fiction with a refreshing twist by the author of Up the Sandbox (LJ 10/15/70) and Lovingkindness (LJ 8/87).--Donna L. Schulman, Cornell Univ. Libs., New York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446363341
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/1992
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 579
  • Product dimensions: 4.12 (w) x 1.25 (h) x 6.75 (d)

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