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Following the death of her lifelong friend, professor Mimi Zilber sets off on a journey to discover how she came to this lonely place in her life, and why she is running from the opportunity to love. The Bone Weaver is a blend of history and fiction created around three generations of women - beginning with Mimi's great-grandmother Malka - and their struggles to survive pogroms, illness, and the violence of shtetl life in 19th Century Eastern Europe. By taking apart the family tapestry thread by thread, and then ...

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Following the death of her lifelong friend, professor Mimi Zilber sets off on a journey to discover how she came to this lonely place in her life, and why she is running from the opportunity to love. The Bone Weaver is a blend of history and fiction created around three generations of women - beginning with Mimi's great-grandmother Malka - and their struggles to survive pogroms, illness, and the violence of shtetl life in 19th Century Eastern Europe. By taking apart the family tapestry thread by thread, and then studying these women and their daily lives of uncertainty, tragedy, and joy, Mimi learns important lessons about courage and the will to survive. And in her discovery of what makes these women remarkable, she also discovers herself.

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Victoria Zackheim's The Bone Weaver is a superbly written generational story, told from great-grandmother to grandmother to mother, about their lives and problems in struggling to survive and endure in 19th century eastern Europe despite pogroms, diseases, and other ills that befall life in the Jewish shetl. The history of past survivors helps present day descendent Mimi Zilber better understand herself, where she comes from, and how to best set her sights on the future. The Bone Weaver is a unique, powerful, moving, inspiring, and very highly recommended novel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586190217
  • Publisher: Mission Bay Press
  • Publication date: 7/8/2005
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Zackheim

Victoria Zackheim is the author of The Bone Weaver and originator of WretchedReviews.com. In addition to being a freelance book editor, she teaches creative writing in the UCLA Writers’ Program and is an adjunct instructor at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. The author writes book reviews for the San Francisco Chronicle and is a frequent guest commentator on The Mimi Geerges Show, heard on public radio. Ms. Zackheim lives in San Francisco.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2001

    A believable story that flows

    From the first paragraph, I knew I would enjoy this book. As a daughter myself, I found myself nodding in understanding many times while reading it. The characters and relationships are believable. The self-discovery of the main character is one many of us have or are trying to go through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2001

    A Story of Survival

    When this book arrived I was knee deep in other tasks. I decided to allow myself to read just a few lines to see what it was about. I could not put it down again until I found out if Mimi¿s journey brought her to a healing place. That answer was found on page 264, the last page of the book. Ms. Zackheim built a bridge of words that carried me back and forth across the ocean. I personally accompanied Mimi over the 100 years of struggle and pain that defined who she had become. I felt the embrace of Malka as she comforted Rivka and the pain of Fredl when her husband died. I have heard and used the word ¿compelling¿ to describe many books. This book defines the word compelling. I have never been so concerned for the characters in a novel. While in Los Angeles with Mimi and Rivka, I could hardly wait to return to Malka and Fredl. While in Russia with Fredl and Rivka, I was concerned for Mimi as she searched through her past to find her future. This story of four generations of Jewish women is beautifully executed. The title 'The Bone Weaver' is very appropriate. Ms Zackheim uses the substance of one generation to explain and build the next. Her descriptions of the lives, joys and pain of the characters are vivid and drawing. I loved this book. Thank you Victoria Zackheim for this wonderful gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2001

    Fear vs. Courage

    This is a very original story by a gifted writer. After the death of her close friend, Mimi struggles to regain her emotional equilibrium, wondering why she is having such a hard time. She hopes to find some answers by retracing her family history, especially since she comes from a long line of courageous women. What was their secret of survival? And why has she resisted intimacy in her own life? The story shifts back and forth between Mimi's present and her ancestors' past. The description of life in the shtetl is the best I have read. Mimi's journey is both emotional and analytical, and the reader empathizes with her sadness and depression. Happily she arrives at a place of acceptance and compassion, both for herself and for her very difficult and rejecting mother. As for her relationship with Daniel, perhaps her defenses have been lowered enough for some chemistry to happen between them. At the end of the book we sense that some inner healing has occurred. It's a start, and the author does us a favor by leaving the story there. As in life, there are no guarantees for Mimi, but the story ends on a note of hope.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2001

    This is good literature...

    Ms. Zackheim must be carrying a sense of past generations somewhere in her DNA. I'm not sure her scholarly research skills alone, or her talent as a writer, could explain the compelling portrayals in The Bone Weaver. I was moved to tears more than once as this author made me know the pain, loneliness, and fear of her characters. Transitions were executed smoothly as the reader is transported back and forth between contemporary California and late 19th Century Russia. I will recommend it to all my friends who are readers of good literature.

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