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A television producer who moonlights as a cantor, an actress who leaves her husband for another woman and enters a mikvah to mark the transition, a young widow who gets her hair colored to prepare for the unveiling of her husband's gravestone – Racelle Rosett’s debut story collection enters the lives of members of a Reform Jewish community in Hollywood and explores the une ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Argo-Navis (first published April 16th 2012)
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Rachel
May 07, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it
From the off, I like the premise of this short story collection. Rosett writes about two groups of people who might be wrongfully stereotyped as irreligious and vapid--entertainment-working Los Angelites and Reform Jews.

We follow several characters who are members or clergy of a Hollywood Reform congregation as they deal, genuinely, with human foibles around relationships--death, loss, transition. Far from lacking any spirituality, these people often lace Jewish customs and holidays into their t
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Laura Liora
Aug 31, 2012 Laura Liora rated it it was amazing
One of the most enjoyable books I've read in years. Each character touched my soul. It made me laugh out loud, cry, and reconnect to long lost memories from my childhood in a Jewish family. Ms. Rosett tells stories that reminded me of Itzchak Bashevitz Singer and Chaim Potok blended together creating an array of warm complex human beings. A true pleasure to read I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to go on an intriguing literary journey.
Erika Dreifus
This is a superb collection of short stories, coalescing around Reform Jewish life in Los Angeles. I met Racelle Rosett a few years ago (at a Jewish Book Council conference), and I've been eager to see this book published ever since. I was lucky to get a complimentary sneak peek, on which I based this interview with the author.
Sheryl
Engaging collection of short stories. Most of the characters are dealing with some kind of loss. They draw on inner resources, community, and the synagogue to get them through.
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