The Gravedigger's Daughter
Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1936, the Schwarts immigrate to a small town in upstate New York. Here the father—a former high school teacher—is demeaned by the only job he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. When local prejudice and the family's own emotional frailty give rise to an unthinkable tragedy, the gravedigger's daughter, Rebecca heads out into America. Embarking upon an extraordinary odyssey of erotic risk and ingenious self-invention, she seeks renewal, redemption, and peace—on the road to a bittersweet and distinctly “American” triumph.
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Review: The Gravedigger's DaughterUser Review - Alisa - Goodreads
The first half of this novel was so angry, practically dripping with Jacob Schwart's spittle-rage and Tignor's controlling misogyny! The unpleasant feeling of reading about all this anger, together ... Read full review
Review: The Gravedigger's DaughterUser Review - Desiree - Goodreads
This book was confusing for me. She alludes to some things that made me stop and think to myself, "...wait, what?". I'd move back several pages, re-read them, and find myself still confused. For ... Read full review