October 04, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Romance Reader

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Pearl Abraham
genre
Fiction, Romance
We gave it an A

Rachel Benjamin, heroine and narrator, is the rebellious oldest daughter of a Hasidic rabbi in upstate New York, who manages to break all the prohibitions Orthodox Judaism imposes on ”sinning Eves.” The Romance Reader is a remarkable first novel, written by Pearl Abraham with great subtlety and warmth. A

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