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
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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

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User Review  - Lizzie - Goodreads

For real all these multicultural NYC girls coming of age novels I've never heard of before are blowing my miiiiiind. Basically, look out, book club. (WHY did I pick something right before learning ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTEB PARE
3
The Speaking Mouth of the Block
24
The Burden Bearer Changes Her Bur
89
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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