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The Stranger Within Sarah Stein
     

The Stranger Within Sarah Stein

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by Thane Rosenbaum
 

Twelve-year-old Sarah Stein loves life in New York. Who wouldn’t, growing up in a cool TriBeCa loft with an artist dad and a chocolate-maker mom, rollerblading in Central Park, hanging out with friends? That is, until the day her parents tell her they’re divorcing. Forced to shuttle each day by bicycle between their separate residences on either side of

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Twelve-year-old Sarah Stein loves life in New York. Who wouldn’t, growing up in a cool TriBeCa loft with an artist dad and a chocolate-maker mom, rollerblading in Central Park, hanging out with friends? That is, until the day her parents tell her they’re divorcing. Forced to shuttle each day by bicycle between their separate residences on either side of the Brooklyn Bridge, Sarah soon discovers that the parents she thought she knew are as opposite as their new homes. She takes on a bizarrely split identity—one day she’s the daughter of the prim, social-climbing chocolatier, the next the streetwise, smart-aleck child of the downtown abstract painter. Sarah Stein becomes a stranger to herself. But that’s not the only thing that’s strange. Colliding with the cart of a homeless man one day while pedaling across the bridge, Sarah tumbles through a magical portal and into an upside-down world of double identities and second chances. Through her friendship with the homeless Clarence Wind, a disgraced fireman missing since 9/11, and the love of her grandmother, a wise Holocaust survivor with her own hidden past, Sarah unlocks the mysteries behind the strangeness that she and Clarence share. In this witty, wonder-filled novel about broken homes and disconnected lives, with the majestic Brooklyn Bridge as backdrop and the legacies of the Holocaust and the Twin Towers as backstory, Sarah Stein’s adventures prove both heartbreaking and heartwarming, an enchantment for readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896727472
Publisher:
Texas Tech University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Series:
Modern Jewish Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
8 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Thane Rosenbaum, author of the critically acclaimed novels The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and Elijah Visible, is also a law professor at Fordham Law School. He lives in New York City. www.thanerosenbaum.com

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The Stranger Within Sarah Stein 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't believe my eyes how extraordinary and utterly spectacular this book was. At first I didn't believe an author could so perfectly connect the holocaust and 9-11. Yet Thane Rosenbaum has. I loved each and every character like family and the ending has scarred me in a perfect way. Sarah was extraordinarily similar to myself and I guess that is why I understood the book so well.