Bread Givers: A Novel : a Struggle Between a Father of the Old World and a Daughter of the New

Front Cover
Persea Books, 1975 - Assimilation (Sociology) - 297 pages
197 Reviews
"Only if they cooked for men, and washed for men, and didn't nag and curse the men out of their homes: only if they let the men study the Torah in peace, then, maybe, they could push themselves into heaven with the men, to wait on them there."

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
57
4 stars
67
3 stars
51
2 stars
14
1 star
8

Good insight into family. - Goodreads
Very good novel and easy to read. - Goodreads
I very much enjoyed the prose style and the story. - Goodreads
I thought the overall writing was supurb as well. - Goodreads
I felt connected to her characters and love the plot. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed her writing style. - Goodreads

Review: Bread Givers

User Review  - Shira Reiss - Goodreads

The beginning of the book has a discussion about the significance of the novel and what happened to the author and why it was not published until 75 years after its initial publication. This chapter ... Read full review

Review: Bread Givers

User Review  - Elizabeth Fisher - Goodreads

A must read for the American immigrant historian, American Jewry and just about anyone who is brave enough to be true to yourself. An "re-discovered" American classic. Read full review

All 39 reviews »

Contents

CHAPTEB PARE
3
The Speaking Mouth of the Block
24
The Burden Bearer Changes Her Bur
89
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1975)

Anzia Yezierska (1882-1970) emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1890. Her books include Bread Givers, How I Found America: Collected Stories, The Open Cage, and Red Ribbon on a White Horse: My Story.

Bibliographic information