Salt on a Robins Tail

Salt on a Robins Tail

by Andrea Kott

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Andrea Kott thought of herself as "the welfare Jew."

The daughter of a single mother whose depression and drinking pitched them into poverty, her stormy life looked nothing like that of the Jewish kids she knew: It defied every stereotype she associated with being Jewish—having an intact family and material wealth, and becoming a bat mitzvah.

Alienated and ashamed, Kott felt ineligible to be Jewish, yet hungered for connection to the tradition and to God. It took a near-fatal accident, her mother's death, marriage and motherhood, and losing a beloved brother for her to find her Jewish home.

Salt on a Robin's Tail: An Unlikely Jewish Journey Through Childhood, Forgiveness, and Hope is a true story of love and loss, struggle and survival, despair and possibility. It shatters stereotypes and inspires reconciliation with the painful past.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162980933
Publisher: Blydyn Square Books
Publication date: 05/25/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 584,301
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Andrea Kott earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California–Berkeley and her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. In addition to publishing work in The New York Times, Lilith Magazine, JAMA, and literary journals, she writes about public health for global and national nonprofits, public health schools, and academic medical centers. She also teaches English as a Second Language to immigrants and refugees, and participates in Hevra Torah Study at Woodlands Community Temple. She and husband Erik have two grown children, Sophie and Ben, and live in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

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