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Mrs Bissli




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 27 2013, 2:43 pm
Has anyone read this by Eve Harris? It's longlisted for Man Booker Prize.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/8743.....z2dCCCuPJo
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PinkFridge




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 27 2013, 4:37 pm
No, and having skimmed the link I'm trying to decide if it's worth the heartburn to see if our library system has it and put in on hold.
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Maya




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 27 2013, 6:08 pm
No, but thanks for the link. I usually enjoy the books that are on the Man Booker prize list, and I'd like to try this one.
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Isramom8




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 27 2013, 6:15 pm
Chani Kaufman, isn't she the little girl who edited the BY Times when she was in junior high in Targum's series?
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PinkFridge




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 27 2013, 9:37 pm
Isramom8 wrote:
Chani Kaufman, isn't she the little girl who edited the BY Times when she was in junior high in Targum's series?


And all grown up she is now! La di da!
(Book not available in one library system. I'll have to try another.)
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nylon




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 27 2013, 9:43 pm
I have a copy. Seems to be hard to find in the US; ordered it off amazon UK as I had something else to get. Will let you know when I read it..l
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nylon




 
 
 


Post  Sat, Sep 07 2013, 8:41 pm
I read it. I want to know what research she actually did, because... oy.

Well written. I can see why it got a longlist nomination.
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Raisin




 
 
 


Post  Sat, Sep 07 2013, 9:38 pm
I read somewhere the author taught in a frum school and based her book on this. Rolling Eyes
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nylon




 
 
 


Post  Sat, Sep 07 2013, 9:43 pm
She did. She also thanks "frum friends" in the acknowledgments, but I think that must have only been basic factual things. The main character is the most impossibly sheltered, naive frum girl in Hendon. But, miraculously, one of the few spirited ones.
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Grandmama




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Sep 15 2013, 10:49 pm
Would love to read this, is it only available in England?
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booboo24




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Sep 30 2013, 9:20 am
Just finished it, it was written really well but otherwise I felt it was just ok.
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Frumdoc




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Sep 30 2013, 11:54 am
Read on my kindle.

Interesting, especially as the background is rather familiar, but no real message that I could see. Maybe it is more written as a cultural work for a non Jewish audience, so doesn't really have much to say except 'oh, that's familiar', to most of us.


Although it is much less judgemental and negative than other similar books, like disobedience, or Naomi Regan.

Apparently, it was written by a Jewish, non frum teacher in a frum girl's high school in NW London.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Sep 19 2018, 11:20 pm
I agree with what frumdoc said.


just finished reading it... definitely less chilul H' than other similar books, but some things just dont add up to me. I read some opinions on it and most nonjews wrote positively that they got an insight into a different culture etc. not terribly bashing which is good I guess Wink
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Post  Thu, Sep 20 2018, 8:07 am
My immediate reaction to this old bumped thread:
No, she has the title wrong. It's The Secret Life of Chani Greenberg.
Then I reread and tried the library network again. It's available and I put it on hold to send to my library. (I looked at other locations. Some are in real white bread American suburbs.)
Guess I'll stock up on the Tums Twisted Evil
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Emotional




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Sep 20 2018, 8:51 am
I think you're talking about two different books.
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PinkFridge




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Sep 20 2018, 9:06 am
Emotional wrote:
I think you're talking about two different books.


Oh, yeah. Sorry it wasn't obvious.
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Emotional




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Sep 20 2018, 9:13 am
PinkFridge wrote:
Oh, yeah. Sorry it wasn't obvious.

No worries 😀
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ally




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Sep 20 2018, 9:13 am
I read it. Was an ok read but not blown away. If felt a bit cliche.
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chocolate moose




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Sep 23 2018, 2:35 pm
it made me nervous
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SuperWify




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Sep 23 2018, 2:49 pm
chocolate moose wrote:
it made me nervous


I agree. Like when she was found in Brent cross by lingerie as if it was a crime 🙄

Or when she spoke to her chasson on the phone three days before her wedding
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