Bread Givers: A Novel : a Struggle Between a Father of the Old World and a Daughter of the New

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Persea Books, 1975 - Assimilation (Sociology) - 297 pages
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"Only if they cooked for men, and washed for men, and didn't nag and curse the men out of their homes: only if they let the men study the Torah in peace, then, maybe, they could push themselves into heaven with the men, to wait on them there."

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Good insight into family. - Goodreads
Very good novel and easy to read. - Goodreads
I very much enjoyed the prose style and the story. - Goodreads
I thought the overall writing was supurb as well. - Goodreads
I was pleased by the ending, too. - Goodreads
I felt connected to her characters and love the plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Antonia Kilday - Goodreads

I found this book when I was a teenager in high school. I've read it more than a hundred times since then. This book is like a cove, a haven I go to. Yezierska, to me, is a genius. She writes with such raw honesty and pulls me in like a rip tide. I can't recommend this book enough. Read full review

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User Review  - Grace - Goodreads

I love stories of overcoming adversity against the odds, of having a fighting spirit, of fighting tooth and nail against injustice. That is what this story is all about. The main character is born ... Read full review

Contents

HESTER STREET CHAFTEK PAGE I HESTER STREET
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THE SPEAKING MOUTH OF THE BLOCK
24
THE BURDEN BEARER
35
Copyright

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About the author (1975)

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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