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I met this author's son at a Holocaust Remembrance Day event in a local bookstore. When he learned what I do for a living, he ordered a copy of his mother's book for me (it's out of print). What I like best about this book is the voice. It was written in Yiddish, then translated into English - but in such a way that you can still "hear" the Yiddish inflections and sense the spunky personality behind the story. Essentially the book comprises five betrothal stories among Russian Jews, kind of like ...more