Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World

Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World

by Susan Silverman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306824616
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Silverman is a writer, activist and speaker. She has written for and appeared in The Forward, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Jerusalem Post, The New York Post, Al Jazeera, and CNN, among others. She speaks on social justice issues, including partnering with her sister, comedian Sarah Silverman, to address issues and ideas of common concern, most recently at Lincoln Center as part of Tina Brown's "Women in the World" conference. She is the co-author, with her husband, of Jewish Family & Life.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

Part 1

1 Adar Hill 3

2 Maybe Just the Cruise 11

3 I Got Love 19

4 Who's Richer Than Us? 29

5 Mount Sinai, Addis Ababa, and Johnny Cash 39

6 Rose 49

Part 2

7 Not in Heaven 57

8 Getting Jewy 65

9 Pre-Existing Condition 73

10 African Cradle 85

11 The Cosmos and My Bic Pen 95

12 The Purim Plan 103

13 Our Dream 113

14 Jew-Making 121

15 The Missing Piece 135

16 Big Bang Gal 141

77 More Eggs in the Nest 157

18 Holy Transgressive, Batman! 163

19 Calling in the Big Guns 173

20 Chaos, According to Plan 179

21 Time to Come 187

Part 3

22 The Moment Waits for You 199

23 The Music of the City 211

Epilogue: Mikveh 217

Author's Note: The Global State of Adoption 225

Acknowledgments 231

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Donald Silverman More than 1 year ago
Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World (Hardcover) Susan Silverman has written a beautifully touching tale with humor and compassion. When she told an aunt that she was planning to adopt a child the aunt advised against it saying "you never know what you're getting. Susan replied "With my genes it's a better bet to adopt." Was she ever right. How do I know? She's my daughter and Adar is my incredible grandson