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The Sisters Weiss

By Naomi Ragen

In 1950’s Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community’s unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose’s world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. In rebellion, she begins to live a secret life – a life that shocks her parents when it is discovered. With nowhere else to turn, and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, Rose tries to bow to her parents’ demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But pushed to the edge, she commits an act so unforgivable,  it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known.

Forty years later, pious Pearl’s sheltered young daughter Rivka suddenly discovers the ugly truth about her Aunt Rose, the outcast, who has moved on to become a renowned photographer. Inspired, but nave and reckless, Rivka sets off on a dangerous adventure that will stir up the ghosts of the past, and alter the future in unimaginable ways for all involved.

Powerful, page-turning and deeply moving, Naomi Ragen's The Sisters Weiss is an unforgettable examination of loyalty and betrayal; the differences that can tear a family apart and the invisible bonds that tie them together.

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2013

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9780312570194


Format: Book
Author: Ragen, Naomi
Summary: " In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. Defiantly, she begins to live a secret life that shocks her family when it is discovered. Out of guilt and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, she finally bows to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But the night before her wedding, she commits an act of defiance so unforgivable it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known."--Book jacket.
Title: The sisters Weiss / Naomi Ragen.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: Sisters -- Fiction Ultra-Orthodox Jews -- Fiction. Family secrets -- Fiction FICTION / General Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780312570194 (hbk.) 0312570198 (hbk.)
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Call Number: F Ragen
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Bib Id: 457964

Format: Book
Author: Ragen, Naomi
Summary: " In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. Defiantly, she begins to live a secret life that shocks her family when it is discovered. Out of guilt and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, she finally bows to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But the night before her wedding, she commits an act of defiance so unforgivable it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known."--Book jacket.
Title: The sisters Weiss / Naomi Ragen.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: 327 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Sisters -- Fiction
Subjects: Ultra-Orthodox Jews -- Fiction.
Subjects: Family secrets -- Fiction
Subjects: FICTION / General
Subjects: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Contents: Contains "Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish Words and Expressions".
LCCN: 2013020570
ISBN: 9780312570194 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0312570198 (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Ragen