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The Daughter Who Got Away
Celia is a 70-year-old New York artist and educator whose grown daughter Sharon has escaped the pace and expectations of Jewish east coast life to live in a tumble-down cabin in British Columbia. Following a personal crisis, Celia braves a visit to the wilderness, where she and Sharon become involved with an idiosyncratic Jewish community made up of people one doesn't meet ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 15th 2016 by Yotzeret Publishing
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The marvel of Leora Freedman’s splendid novel The Daughter Who Got Away is that the story gets so deeply inside both Celia, a widowed Jewish Manhattan mother, and Sharon, her wilderness-loving daughter. The rich voices of both the older and the younger woman fill a whole continent with the texture of their relationship. They evolve to a fascinating balance when the New Yorker comes to her daughter’s outpost in British Columbia. Whether in a solitary Canadian cabin or a huge Central Park West apa ...more