Monday, September 5, 2016
The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen
An excellent read! I think the best part for me is that it is about a place, time and culture that I know almost nothing about, written by an amazing storyteller.
The Sisters Weiss is about the defection of a young Orthodox Jewish girl, Rose, from her community and family in response to the strictures and demands of both. She ends up becoming a famous photographer with a fabulous life . . . and one supposes she is very happy.
Forty years later her beloved sister's daughter runs away from home and looks for help from Rose and her daughter. As Rose and Hannah try to help Rivka, it becomes apparent that all is not happy and that Rose's break from her family came at great cost.
I really recommend this book!