My grandmother's stories: a collection of Jewish folk tales
“Like all good stories in the Yiddish tradition, the pleasure of Geras’ collection comes as much from the telling as from what happens. These are stories within stories: the narrator remembers herself as a young child hearing them from her grandmother, as they cooked, hung up laundry, prepared for the Sabbath, or cleaned house for Passover. This framing of the stories emphasizes their continuing pleasure across generations; and customs, idioms, traditions, even recipes that the Jews brought with them from Eastern Europe are an unobtrusive part of the telling.”
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My daughter really enjoyed reading this book. After the first story she told me, "that was a really learning story."
Review: My Grandmother's Stories: A Collection of Jewish Folk TalesUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
Grew up on this book and still some of my favorites. Especially remember the ball of string. I loved how it was layered, starting in the grandmother's house and building outward into a story. Read full review