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This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah's struggle toward independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share. Compelling and beautifully written, Bread Givers is an essential historical work with enduring relevance.

©2003 Persea Books, Inc. (P)2017 Tantor

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A Good Read! Amazing!

This was actually a really good book! I have never really read a book in school just cause I am not much of a reader. However, reading this book may have just opened me up to read a bit more. This book was very interesting and kept my attention the entire time!

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Vivid. True to Life. Captivating.

Vivid. True to Life. Captivating. Loved it. Took me away to a time of less, helping me to appreciate what we have now compared to then. Author did a wonderful job.

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Amazing!

I loved this book! I had to listen/read for my social work culture class and It was hard to stop listening! Traditions are not all the same but the structure is no different no matter where you come from.

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fundatory

I had to read this for a history class and I'm glad I did. It was so moving and I felt my feelings about certain characters change as fast as the narrator. A must read