ISBN-10:
0892552905
ISBN-13:
9780892552900
Pub. Date:
08/01/2003
Publisher:
Persea Books
Bread Givers / Edition 3

Bread Givers / Edition 3

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892552900
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 53,135
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Anzia Yezierska (1882-1970) emigrated from Poland to the United
States in 1890. Her books include Bread Givers, How I Found America: Collected Stories, The Open Cage,
and Red Ribbon on a White Horse: My Story.

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Bread Givers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since I had to read this book for a summer reading assignment I thought it would be boring, but I loved it. It is very easy to follow and understand. Not once did I find it complicated to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My younger sister was assigned this book as part of a school assignment. She handed it to me and told me to read it. I started and couldn't put down until I finished it. To read Anzia Yezierska's remarkable story of growing up under the circumstances that she did, getting out from under her father's thumb and achieving her goals was inspiring. This book shed a new light on the life of immigrants.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I began reading this book and i just couldn't let it down. Its a very touching story. The way she explains herself makes me understand her feelings completely. Throughout the novel, i cried, i got really angry with the dad, but the ending really pleased me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I imagine it will be hard for young people to believe families actually lived like this, back when children were seen but not heard. Interesting look into the real past.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fun story that is an easy, quick read. I recommend it for teenagers and adults alike. It tells the story of the independant and stubborn Sara as she grows up in the Jewish ghetto of New York. She is forced to close herself against her immigrant family, especially her chauvenistic, tyrranical father. The story can be a little sad and even at times melodramatic, but it is for the most part an engrossing, colorful, and heart-warming tale of survival and perseverance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This young girl grew up watching her father marry all her sisters to someone they didn't love. Seeing this she decided to run away from her father's old world and escape to the new world where she can marry someone she love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of us regard the jews as an alienated group of people. By reading this book, I get to understand that being raised in a jewish family has nothing unfamiliar comparing to others families. This is a very good book my friends, read it. I can't wait for my two months old gaughter to grow up so that I can pass her my copy.
Kev1 More than 1 year ago
This book is a very touching story of a Jewish girl overcoming her struggles and succeeding in life. Her resilence and perseverance resonates throhgout the story and touches everyone who reads it. Her father is not the most likeable of characters that I have read and comes across as selfish. Overall it is a good read, touching and inspirational. It is a little hard to read because it is slow developing, but give it time, you will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was rather slow and had an abrupt ending. It had many acts of sexism and this was rather annyoing but historically accurate. Overall, 10 being the best and 1 being the worst. It was probably a 51/2. I rate it this because even though it was historically accurate, I was looking for a book that might be able to get me out of my romance stage. It failed to do so and it wasn't one of my favorites. Not only was it slow, the ending was so abrubt and sudden, you did not even know what happened and it left me with many questions. Overall, if you have nothing else to read, look at it. But until then, find something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was assigned this book for a college class last semester and ended up keeping it on my little bookshelf. It centers around a young woman and her jewish family's struggles to assimilate (or not) into American culture. There's countless other stories similar to it, but Yezierska's writing style is very easy to follow. The father is one of the most infuriating characters I've come across in my recent readings. Overall, good book and not so bad as an assignment. Similar plot line as Jade Snow Womg's 'Fifth Chinese Daughter'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book as a reading assignment for a class.I enjoyed this book very much, eveyone should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished studying this book for the third time, having read it once in high school and twice in college. This book is a great reference for people interested in immigrant America and the question/process of Americanization.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the book during highschool ending up doing a eassy about the story and how it related to my personal life. Great book.
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