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Bread Givers (1925) [Novel]
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Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, watches as her father marries off her sisters to men they don't love. The sadness and injustice of their broken lives leads her to rebel against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. "No girl can live without a father or husband to look after her," he proclaims. "It says in the Torah, only through a man has a woman an existence." But Sara replies, "My will is as strong as yours. I'm going to live my own life. Nobody can stop me. I'm not from the old country. I'm American!" She leaves home, takes a job as an ironer, and rents a room with a door: "This door was life...the bottom starting-point of becoming a person."

Set during the 1920s on New York's Lower East Side, the story of Sara's struggle towards independence and self-fulfillment—through education, work, and love—is universal and resonates with a passionate intensity that all can share.

Original title: Bread Givers
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction
FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalImmigrant
FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaTwentieth Century

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Bread Givers (1925)
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Language: English

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Bread Givers (1925)


ISBN: 0892550147

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