Bread Givers

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PERSEA BOOKS Incorporated, Nov 28, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah's struggle towards independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share. Beautifully redesigned page for page with the previous editions, Bread Givers is an essential historical work with enduring relevance.

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Anzia Yezierska (1882-1970)nbsp;was born in Poland and came to the LowerEast Side of New York with her family in 1890 when she was nine years old.nbsp; By the 1920s she had risen out of poverty andbecome a successful writer of stories, novels--all autobiographical--and anautobiography, Red Ribbon on a WhiteHorse (Persea). Her novel BreadGivers (Persea) is considered a classic of Jewish American fiction. Her acclaimed books also includenbsp;How I Found America: Collected Stories and The Open Cage. She died in 1970.

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