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Author
Bloom, Amy
Descriptors
Genocide
Historical Fiction
Immigrants
Jewish Way of Life
Jews
Loss
Widows
Women
Location/Setting:
America
Time Period:
1920s
1930s
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Summary
Twenty-two-year-old Lillian Leyb has escaped to America following the murders of her husband and parents. Lillian, who was also separated from her young daughter, Sophie, comes to New York City where she learns English and becomes the mistress to Reuben and Meyer Burstein, a father and son who run a Yiddish theatre. She remains with the men until hearing word that Sophie is alive. Then, Lillian sets out, traveling west by train, boat, and by foot into the Canadian wilderness and into Alaska, headed toward the Bering Strait in hopes of reuniting with her daughter in Siberia.
Critique
A fascinating story. Lillian is a remarkable and memorable character and her tale is one of survival, at times both heartbreaking and humorous. With excellent character development. The fates of all whom Lillian encounters are revealed to the reader, making for satisfying reading. Highly recommend.
ISBN
9781400063567
  iBistro
# of Pages
240
Published
2007
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Reviewer's Initials: CO JS DO BRM MA LH


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