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Invisible City

By Julia Dahl, 1977-

Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she’s also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn.

Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Rebekah’s shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD’s habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Rebekah can’t let the story end there. But getting to the truth won’t be easy—even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider.

In her riveting debut Invisible City, journalist Julia Dahl introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage.

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Publish Date

2014

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9781250043399


Format: Book
Author: Dahl, Julia, 1977-
Summary: "Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she's also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Rebekah's shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD's habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Rebekah can't let the story end there. But getting to the truth won't be easy--even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider. In her riveting debut, journalist Julia Dahl introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Invisible City / Julia Dahl.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Subject: Jewish women -- Fiction. Women journalists -- Fiction. Hasidim -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction. Jewish families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction. Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781250043399 (hardback) 1250043395 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 9
System Items Total: 15
Call Number: M Dahl
Oclc: 857982005
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Bib Id: 517529

Format: Book
Author: Dahl, Julia, 1977-
Summary: "Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she's also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Rebekah's shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD's habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Rebekah can't let the story end there. But getting to the truth won't be easy--even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider. In her riveting debut, journalist Julia Dahl introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Invisible City / Julia Dahl.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Description: 298 pages ; 25 cm
Series: Rebekah Roberts novels ; 1
Subjects: Jewish women -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women journalists -- Fiction.
Subjects: Hasidim -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subjects: Jewish families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subjects: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2014008149
ISBN: 9781250043399 (hardback)
ISBN: 1250043395 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 9
Total Copies: 15
Call Number: M Dahl