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Bread Givers

A Novel, 3rd Edition
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Publisher's Summary

This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah's struggle toward independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share. Compelling and beautifully written, Bread Givers is an essential historical work with enduring relevance.

©2003 Persea Books, Inc. (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Nicole
  • 04-03-2019

Daddy Problems

It definitely made my blood boil because Sara’s dad is so old school that you wish you could strangle him. A great story, wish her sisters had a similar ending.

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  • Tanisha brathwaite
  • 25-03-2020

Great book

I felt like i was literally a part of the story as it was being read to me. Not only did Yezierska do a great job writing this book but Zackman did a fantastic job narrating it. This book definitely gave me an insight into the life of Jewish families in the 20 century. I will be reading more of her work.

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  • Sheila Silver Halet
  • 22-01-2019

Great!!!!

A melancholy read and an example of the history of the immigrant suffering in the "golden medina".

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  • 匿名
  • 16-11-2018

a storytelling masterpiece!

in betwween fighting off torrents of deep weepinesss, at the trajedy of poverty, and lost dreams . i reveled in an absloute story telling masterpiece. a story of hope, faith, tradition, dreaming, and overcoming. truly enjoyable.

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  • Lorenzo Ala
  • 17-09-2018

A Good Read! Amazing!

This was actually a really good book! I have never really read a book in school just cause I am not much of a reader. However, reading this book may have just opened me up to read a bit more. This book was very interesting and kept my attention the entire time!

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  • GIZMO
  • 17-09-2018

Vivid. True to Life. Captivating.

Vivid. True to Life. Captivating. Loved it. Took me away to a time of less, helping me to appreciate what we have now compared to then. Author did a wonderful job.

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  • Jennifer G
  • 21-01-2018

Amazing!

I loved this book! I had to listen/read for my social work culture class and It was hard to stop listening! Traditions are not all the same but the structure is no different no matter where you come from.

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  • mikaela
  • 14-12-2017

fundatory

I had to read this for a history class and I'm glad I did. It was so moving and I felt my feelings about certain characters change as fast as the narrator. A must read