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Nice Jewish Girls: Growing Up in America

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Forty female writers discuss, in poem, story, and memory, the trials and tribulations of growing and maturing as a Jewish-American female in a unique anthology.
Paperback, 292 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Plume
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I was surprised to see the high ratings for this collection. I thought it was really uneven. A few of the stories stood out: the editor wrote a short essay on immigrants and convenience food, Letty Cottin Pogrebin has a moving essay and there is an Amy Bloom short story. A lot of the pieces are depressing and while I understand that the post-war generation of Jews was that much closer to the Holocaust and pogroms, I think the writing in many of these essays and stories just isn't that great.
Apr 25, 2016 Tricia rated it liked it
An interesting compilation though many of the pieces were from a generation different than mine---so the issues were interesting but different in a lot of ways than my experiences.
Oct 12, 2013 Pegi rated it liked it
As with all books of short stories and poems~ some are very good and some leave you wanting better
The Author was a friend who passed away from Cancer number of years ago ~ sad as she was my age ...
Sep 05, 2011 Adele rated it it was ok
Some stories were ok; some I did not appreciate. I found the book tolerable, but just barely.
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