Bread givers: a novel : a struggle between a father of the Old World and a daughter of the New

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G. Braziller, 1975 - Fiction - 297 pages
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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  - Charles M. - Goodreads

Memoir of Jewish family coming to America and the push and pull between American society and rigid Jewish traditions. Told through eyes of one of family's daughters who broke away from the family and became a teacher living independently. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeanne - Goodreads

Not an easy read....daughter of a Talmudic scholar in tenement life in the early 1900's. A sobering description of life as it was then and the strength of will it took to survive. This was a worthwhile book to have read but not for everyone. Read full review

Contents

CBAPTEB fACt I Hester Street i
3
The Speaking Mouth of the Block
24
HI 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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