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#1 of 6 Old 12-20-2011, 03:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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several of my favorite novels are about the experience of Jewish American women, stories in which faith plays a role:

Three Daughters by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman

The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham

 

there are several others eluding recollection....

 

any suggestions?


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I really like Naomi Ragen's novels- some are set in the US, others in Israel. Some both :)

 

Just purchased two from your list on my Nook- thanks!


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Not sure if this is exactly what you're thinking of, but "Bee Season" by Myla Goldberg is about a young Jewish American girl.  It's a great book.

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Not sure if this is exactly what you're thinking of, but "Bee Season" by Myla Goldberg is about a young Jewish American girl.  It's a great book.


yes, i loved Bee Season. thanks for your suggestion.

 

holz, i went right to the library and got Sotah by Naomi Ragen. only 50 pgs left. thanks!

 


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Ruth Knaffo Setton is a Jewish woman writer. I haven't read anything of hers for quite a while, but I remember liking whatever it was that I read back in college. http://www.ruthknafosetton.com/



 
 
 
 

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How about the novels of Dara Horn? I recently read and enjoyed All Other Nights that takes place during the Civil War. I believe many of her books have Jewish female characters.

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