I Am Forbidden

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Hogarth, 2012 - Jewish fiction - 288 pages
36 Reviews
Starting in Transylvania in 1939 and ending up in present-day New York, 'I Am Forbidden' is a powerful portrayal of sisters, family, faith and history. Even as it plunges the reader into an unfamiliar world of ritual, scholarship and community, it also reveals much about the rules that bind personal freedom, especially for women.

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User Review  - akblanchard - LibraryThing

I read this book back when it came out in prepub form in 2012. At that time I gave it a rating (3 1/2 stars), but I didn't write a review. Today (7/1/2014) I accidentally deleted this book from my ... Read full review

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

The book explores many different types of "forbidden"---people, objects, and actions at various times and places---and the consequences of being, interacting with, and doing that which is forbidden ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Anouk Markovits grew up in France. She attended a religious seminary in England instead of high school.After she left home at the age of nineteen to avoid an arranged marriage, she attended Columbia University. She has a Master of Architecture from Harvard and a PhD in Romance Studies from Cornell. She has worked as an architect and as a set designer on major films includingThe Unbearable Lightness of Being. Her first novel,Pur Coton, was written in French.I Am Forbiddenis her English-language debut. She lives in New York.

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