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Three Daughters

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An ebullient novel about family secrets and the triumph of sisterly love

Driven by a legacy of lies, the shame of their own imperfections, and impending chaos in each of their well-ordered married lives, the three Wasserman daughters struggle with themselves and one another to break their parents' silence and understand their past.

Shoshanna, control freak and world-class problem solver, stands on the brink of a Big Birthday in the shadow of the Evil Eye, trying to enjoy her happiness and to overcome her fears while also engineering a double reconciliation between her estranged sisters, and between Leah and their rabbi father. Leah, a brilliant English professor and unreconstructed leader of the left, eloquent and foul-mouthed, a crusading feminist and a passionately conflicted wife and mother, grapples with the meaning of abandonment and the unfamiliar demands of her own roiling needs. Rachel, who has papered over her losses with an athlete's discipline, a fact fetishist's sense of order, and a pragmatism bordering on self-sacrifice, watches her carefully constructed world fall apart and in the rubble discovers the woman she was meant to be.

Three Daughters is a rich and complex story of three lives, their loves, and the web of relationships that either hold these lives together or hopelessly entangle them.

About the Author

Letty Cottin Pogrebin is the co-founder of Ms. magazine, a nationally known lecturer, and author of eight books of nonfiction, most recently Deborah, Golda and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America and Getting Over Getting Older, a memoir. Three Daughters is her first novel. She lives with her husband in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374276607
Author:
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Parent and adult child
Subject:
Rabbis
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Jewish families
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
20021017
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.42x6.30x1.28 in. 1.50 lbs.

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