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amother




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Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 10:24 pm
looking for some ideas..haven't read a good book in awhile.
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Smiles613




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 10:34 pm
Full harvest
Shortchanged
The five seasons of gold mirel
Diamond dust
A lot of the historical ones that are older are good
The books about Kahazar
Betrayed and stuff are really good
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amother




Salmon
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 10:37 pm
- Morning Star
- Sun Inside Rain (first 2/3 of the book)
- Rachel Pomerantz books - Wildflower, A Time to Rend a Time to Sew, Cactus Blossoms, As Mountains Around Jerusalem, etc.
- The Pomegranate Pendant
- As Long as I Live
- Deep Blue

Those are some books I have enjoyed enough to be able to reread multiple times.
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ckk




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 10:38 pm
Smiles613 wrote:
Full harvest
Shortchanged
The five seasons of gold mirel
Diamond dust
A lot of the historical ones that are older are good
The books about Kahazar
Betrayed and stuff are really good


I like your taste! I second all of these!
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naturalmom5




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 10:38 pm
Halachic Man
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boysrus




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 10:43 pm
Shortchanged by Etka Gittel Schwartz

Deep Blue by Rabbi Meir Uri Gottesman
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 10:53 pm
The Family Y Aguilar by Marcus Lehman

Hearts of Gold

All for the Boss by Ruchoma Shain

The Bamboo Cradle

The Judge by Libby Lazevnik

Teen Books:

If Only

Family for Awhile

Books by Eva Vogiel
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 10:57 pm
I can't remember the name of the book - about a girl, very frum, who finds out she is not
halachicly Jewish.
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:00 pm
Another not mentioned: Hidden by Rochel Istrin
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tigerwife




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:02 pm
So where does everyone find these old Jewish books?
I can't find them used, and on Amazon they are so expensive if available.
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monseymom25




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:04 pm
Flashback by Gita Gordon
This is America by Henye Meyer
Every Man a Slave by Sender Zeev
I also enjoyed Full Harvest, Shortchanged, Wildflower, and The Pomegranate Pendant
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amother




Coffee
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:08 pm
#BestBubby wrote:
I can't remember the name of the book - about a girl, very frum, who finds out she is not
halachicly Jewish.

Was actually wondering about this book recently. I read it awhile ago in high schools so probably early 90s. It was translated from Hebrew, so I guess Israeli author. If I remembered the title or author I would try to track it down.
Most Jewish books I like are due to nostalgia, to be perfectly honest.
That said, the original versions of the Avner Gold books still hold up quite well.
And I will always have a soft spot for Exiles of Crocodile Island.
Most of Sarah Birnhack's books have held up very well, too though I bet some would never be published nowadays without major rewrites (for frum reasons, not writing style obvi).
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amother




Coffee
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:10 pm
tigerwife wrote:
So where does everyone find these old Jewish books?
I can't find them used, and on Amazon they are so expensive if available.

Try Jewish Used Books.com
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bbhem5




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:12 pm
#BestBubby wrote:
I can't remember the name of the book - about a girl, very frum, who finds out she is not
halachicly Jewish.

Do you mean The Double Life of Chani Greenberg by Menucha Beckerman?
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strawberry cola




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:13 pm
All For The Boss
Reaching The Stars
The Bamboo Cradle
Just Love Them
Wildflower
The Maggid Speaks series
Cinnamon and Myrhh
The Flight to Seven Swan Bay
This is America

I think they are all available at the Jewish Youth Library in Boro Park. You can also check out jewishusedbooks.com or bookfinder.com
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amother




Powderblue
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:16 pm
#BestBubby wrote:
The Family Y Aguilar by Marcus Lehman

Hearts of Gold

All for the Boss by Ruchoma Shain

The Bamboo Cradle

The Judge by Libby Lazevnik

Teen Books:

If Only

Family for Awhile

Books by Eva Vogiel


You’re giving away your age! These are all books I read probably over 20 years ago!
All good books..

There’s also Search My Heart by Sara Birnhak. For some reason that book was one of my favorites back in the days...
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amother




Coffee
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:16 pm
bbhem5 wrote:
Do you mean The Double Life of Chani Greenberg by Menucha Beckerman?

Not the one I was referring to, anyway. The one I remember was published probably 1990ish, and had a dark blue cover. The girl who found out about not being Jewish was named Anat, I think. Narrator's name was Tamar.
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monseymom25




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:17 pm
Growing With My Children by Sarah Shapiro
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amother




Mustard
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:20 pm
amother [ Coffee ] wrote:
Not the one I was referring to, anyway. The one I remember was published probably 1990ish, and had a dark blue cover. The girl who found out about not being Jewish was named Anat, I think. Narrator's name was Tamar.


I was thinking about the true story one were a BT women about to be married found out
Hidden: 

she was a mamzer.

She took a job as a lawyer so she could make sure Jews getting a divorce would have a get so their children wouldn’t suffer like she did.

Found it: “Nothing But the Truth" by Leah Friedman.
It was sad and thought provoking. My friend who gave it to me to read had a parent with a bad gerus that affected her greatly. It made this book more meaningful.
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ttbtbm




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 11:21 pm
ckk wrote:
I like your taste! I second all of these!
I was going to say the same Smile
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