Nice Jewish Girls

Nice Jewish Girls

Growing up in America

Book - 1996
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"While nearly every Jewish female reader will find herself reflected here, the poignancy of these stories will be felt by readers of all ethnicities."-- Library Journal

Chicken soup and Barbra Streisand, lost fathers and first dates, Hebrew school and Queen Esther, seders and seductions. In this insightful, original anthology, forty-five American Jewish writers explore the richness of their shared heritage, from the tragic to the trivial.

In memoirs, fiction, and poetry new and favorite writers like Grace Paley, Amy Bloom, Vivian Gornick, and Laura Cunningham brilliantly reveal the challenges of coming of age as a Jewish woman in America today.

What have we lost that our mothers and grandmothers had? Do we still feel close ties to family and community? Can we make a decent pot roast?

This spirited collection is full of humor and wisdom, memory and affection--and there isn't a Jewish girl (nice or otherwise) who won't find herself reflected in these vibrant pages.
Publisher: New York : Plume, 1996
ISBN: 9780452273979
Branch Call Number: 810.8 NIC (Dayson Collection)
Characteristics: ix, 292 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Dayson Collection


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