The War of the Rosens, set in 1965, is about an eccentric Jewish family in the Bronx in which the sibling rivalry between two young sisters—one of whom is seriously ill—reaches a danger point, forcing each family member to face the limitations and complexities of love and faith.
|Publisher:||Behler Publications, LLC|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Janice Eidus: Janice Eidus has received numerous awards, including two O.Henry Prizes for her short stories, as well as a Redbook Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a National Writers Voice Residency Award, and a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Fellowship. Her work appears in such anthologies as The OxfordBook of Jewish Stories; Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex; and, Growing Up Female. Her four highly acclaimed books are The Celibacy Club, Vito Loves Geraldine, Urban Bliss, and Faithful Rebecca.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reading this book was an absolute pleasure. Not that the subject matter is easy to feel good about, it's simply that Janice's characters are so real and so likable, even amid all their sometimes tragic flaws, I could not wait to find out what happened to them. This is a beautiful book about growing up in the violent, often spiritually impoverished New York of 1965. The domestic violence is so clearly depicted that it can be harrowing to read about, yet the underlying innocence of the characters and the love that informs and motivates them, will give you a lot of hope. This is not a story you will soon forget.