27th out of 34 books — 6 voters
Getting Home Alive
by Aurora Levins Morales (Goodreads Author)
The authors are mother and daughter, feminists, radicals, Puerto Rican and American, Jewish. In this collection of essays, poems, and stories, they write about their search for identity, about growing up Jewish in a Catholic world, about their response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and other subjects.
Paperback, 213 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by Firebrand Books
(first published October 1986)
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An odd and interesting book written by a mother and daughter that touches on questions of nationalism, ethnicity, religion, identity, and assimilation. The mother is Russian Jewish and Puerto Rican and the daughter grew up mostly in Puerto Rico or in Puerto Rican neighborhoods in NYC.