No Time for Tears: A Novel

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Open Road Media, Aug 27, 2013 - Fiction - 439 pages
This “ambitious” New York Times bestseller tells the multigenerational saga of a Russian-Jewish family who emigrates to America and eventually Israel (Los Angeles Times Book Review).
 Chavala Rabinsky is sixteen when her mother dies and she becomes the caretaker of her five siblings. Beautiful and wise beyond her years, Chavala catches the eye of Dovid Landau, a poor cobbler whose dreams transform her life when he marries her. But Odessa, Russia, is a dangerous place in 1905. The Landaus flee the pogroms of their homeland for Ottoman-ruled Palestine—until escalating violence forces the family to become wanderers again.
Rich in passion and scope, No Time for Tears sounds a call of love and liberation that will ring out for generations to come.

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Freeman brilliantly uses a single family to give the reader a complete picture of what was happening in the world to all the Jews. It primarily focuses on the life and points of view of Chavala and ... Read full review


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Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Seventeen
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Cynthia Freeman (1915–1988) was the author of multiple bestselling novels, including Come Pour the Wine, No Time for Tears, and The Last Princess. Her novels sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. Born in New York City’s Lower East Side, she moved as a young child with her family to Northern California, where she grew up. She fell in love with and married her grandmother’s physician. After raising a family and becoming a successful interior decorator, a chronic illness forced her to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle. At the age of fifty-five, she began her literary career with the publication of A World Full of Strangers. Her love of San Francisco and her Jewish heritage drove her to write novels with the universal themes of survival, love, hate, self-discovery, joy, and pain, conveying the author’s steadfast belief in the ability of the human spirit to triumph over life’s sorrows.

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