Sima's Undergarments for Women: A Novel

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A heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship amid love, loss, and lingerie

In the basement of her Brooklyn apartment, Sima Goldner welcomes women of all shapes and sizes with warmth, acceptance-and a bra that gives them the support and lift they need. But Sima, regretfully childless at sixty, and harboring a secret that has embittered her marriage, can't seem to do the same for herself. Then...

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Overview

Read Ilana Stanger-Ross's posts on the Penguin Blog.

A heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship amid love, loss, and lingerie

In the basement of her Brooklyn apartment, Sima Goldner welcomes women of all shapes and sizes with warmth, acceptance-and a bra that gives them the support and lift they need. But Sima, regretfully childless at sixty, and harboring a secret that has embittered her marriage, can't seem to do the same for herself. Then Timna, a young Israeli with enviable cleavage, arrives in search of a demi-cup and stays on to become the shop's seamstress. As they laugh, gossip, and sell lingerie, Sima finds herself awakening to hope and the possibility of happiness in this beguiling story of New York's underground sisterhood, and one woman's second chance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143117483
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 810,996
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Ilana Stanger-Ross was born and raised in Brooklyn. Her work has been published in Lilith and The Bellevue Literary Revue. She is currently a student midwife at the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, Canada and Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Posted April 3, 2009

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    LOVED THIS BOOK

    I like discovering new authors and also jewish fiction so it was a perfect combination for my reading tastes. It was a great debut novel. The only thing that really bothered me with this book was the main character Sima was a little bit too obsessed with Timna when she started following her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Freedom Chasers Rules

    These are the Freedom Chasers rule that MUST be kept. If not, you will find yourself in trouble. <p>
    1. Do not Forcemate and NEVER encourge it. This is one of the most important rules, if you break this you will find yourself without a program with power other than Sewoa. <br>
    2. Powers are allowed but godmoding isn't. Godmoding is where you control other people and have exessive powers. If you say that you hurl a lighting bolt at someone an itleaves a mark, and other things, why do the other people even bother? Now, if you coutinueslessly dodge other things, then godmodding is accepted. Exessive powers include teleporting exessively, bringing back the dead, and controll of, well, everything. <br>
    4. Cursing is allowed but if someone asks for you to stop, please do. Now, i that person does a five page essay on why it is bad, by all means FLIP THEM OFF. <br>
    5. There are speical leader powers that leaders can only have. That power is mind-reading. If you have that power reduce it to monitering emotions. <br>
    6. ONLY HEALERS HEAL! If other people do the healer's (medicene cat) jobs then the rper will feel unneeded amd quit. <br>
    7. Healers can have mates and children but if you do have kids then you will be demoted to co-healer untill the kids are old enough to become trainees. <br>
    8. Stick to the time scedule. One week=three months. Depending on the animal, time in the nursery/trainee will be one week to three weeks. No less. <br>
    9. Advirtise contsantly. If you are locked out of the Erin Hunter books, imrovise. Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Bloodclan are great examples. <br>
    10. Use the areas beyond the borders to express being locked out. That way, you won't have to depend on other people. <p>
    Bios are useful, but not manditory. Ranks are next result.

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

    I loved the book though it at times made me very sad for the mai

    I loved the book though it at times made me very sad for the main character, Sima. She is missing so much in her life as she goes through the motions of living with her regrets at not ever having had children. She lets her marriage flounder rather than open herself to the pain of acknowledgment. She begins to come alive when she hires the beautiful Israeli, Timna whose life she covets and judges. Her obsession with Timna's beauty leads her to excess and then to an abrupt self examination that finally frees her and leads her to happiness .
    Excellent writing, beautiful descriptions, and realistic conclusions.






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  • Posted June 15, 2010

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    Sima's Showcase ... so much more than a bra shop!

    Sima's Showcase sounds like a great place to hang out, and I wish there was a place like it in our neighbourhood. Not only is this amazing little shop a place to get perfectly fitting lingerie, but it is also a place of unbelievable friendship, warmth and caring.

    Sima had a major disappointment as a young bride, and she built invisible walls to protect herself from further hurt and disappointment. For most of her life she was in a lonely and unfulfilled place. She basically felt sorry for herself, and did not allow herself to experience any joy.

    When Timna, a young Israeli woman, comes to work in Sima's lingerie shop for a few months, the two women form an unlikely friendship. Through laughter, as well as trials and misunderstandings, they both finally realize that it is never too late to open the door to whatever life has.

    This is a fantastic book about the beauty of friendship, transformed lives, and unconditional love. I recommend this to anyone who would like a beautiful escape into the secret lives of some very extraordinary women, who just happen to be surrounded by beautiful lingerie. Can it get any better?

    This book is so much more than the story of a bunch of women in a bra shop. It is about how we deal with disappointments, challenges and frustration. We need to do more than just go through the motions in our life ... or we will miss out on what life is all about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2009

    fun read

    Love the book and shared it with friends.

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