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

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Persea Books, 1975 - Assimilation (Sociology) - 297 pages
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"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."

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I read this book more than ten years ago when my son had to read it for a history class. He enjoyed it greatly and suggested I read it, too. We had many good conversations about it and that makes me treasure it even more. Read full review

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I love stories of overcoming adversity against the odds, of having a fighting spirit, of fighting tooth and nail against injustice. That is what this story is all about. The main character is born ... Read full review


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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.

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