Beyond the Pale

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Onlywomen, 2000 - Jewish women - 352 pages
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A story of Jews who fled violent antisemitism in Russia's Pale of Settlement. Chava, her cousin Rose, midwife Gutke and enigmatic Dovida, who passes as a man, articulate a moving chronicle.

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Beyond the pale: a novel

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The pale was a marker outside the Russian towns where Jews were forced to live, but neither separation nor integration protected them from pogroms, which continued into the 20th century. Into this ... Read full review


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