Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel

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Harper Collins, May 31, 2011 - Fiction - 464 pages
14 Reviews

“Talia Carner is a skillful and heartfelt storyteller who takes the reader on journey of the senses, into a world long forgotten.”
—Jennifer Lauck, author of Blackbird

“Exquisitely told, with details so vivid you can almost taste the food and hear the voices….A moving and utterly captivating novel that I will be thinking about for a long, long time.”
—Tess Gerritsen, author of The Silent Girl

“Talia Carner’s story captivates at every level, heart and mind.”
—Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

The poignant, colorful, and unforgettable story of a young woman in early 20th-century Jerusalem who must choose between her faith and her passion, Jerusalem Maiden heralds the arrival of a magnificent new literary voice, Talia Carner. In the bestselling vein of The Red Tent, The Kite Runner, and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Jerusalem Maiden brilliantly evokes the sights and sounds of the Middle East during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. Historical fiction and Bible lovers will be captivated by this thrilling tale of a young Jewish woman during a fascinating era, her inner struggle with breaking the Second Commandment, and her ultimate transcendence through self-discovery.

 

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User Review  - sbsolter - LibraryThing

I did not find Jerusalem Maiden nearly as compelling as I hoped. It follows the story of a girl growing up in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community near Jerusalem in the early 1900s and rebelling against ... Read full review

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User Review  - mearias - LibraryThing

Jerusalem Maiden was a book chosen by a friend for a book club reading. The book is the coming of age story of Esther Kaminsky. She is a young Haredi girl, a Jerusalem Maiden; who's life is pre ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
36
Section 3
44
Section 4
51
Section 5
66
Section 6
80
Section 7
87
Section 8
107
Section 20
239
Section 21
248
Section 22
270
Section 23
285
Section 24
302
Section 25
325
Section 26
339
Section 27
352

Section 9
117
Section 10
125
Section 11
135
Section 12
163
Section 13
168
Section 14
174
Section 15
187
Section 16
195
Section 17
205
Section 18
218
Section 19
224
Section 28
357
Section 29
371
Section 30
387
Section 31
401
Section 32
408
Section 33
421
Section 34
435
Section 35
445
Section 36
449
Section 37
451
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About the author (2011)

Talia Carner is the former publisher of Savvy Woman magazine and a lecturer at international women's economic forums. This is her fourth novel.

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