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Nice Jewish Girls: Growing Up in America
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.