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The Resource Modern girls, Jennifer S. Brown

Modern girls, Jennifer S. Brown

Label
Modern girls
Title
Modern girls
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer S. Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A dazzling debut novel set in New York City's Jewish immigrant community in 1935... How was it that out of all the girls in the office, I was the one to find myself in this situation? This didn't happen to nice Jewish girls. In 1935, Dottie Krasinsky is the epitome of the modern girl. A bookkeeper in Midtown Manhattan, Dottie steals kisses from her steady beau, meets her girlfriends for drinks, and eyes the latest fashions. Yet at heart, she is a dutiful daughter, living with her Yiddish-speaking parents on the Lower East Side. So when, after a single careless night, she finds herself in a family way by a charismatic but unsuitable man, she is desperate: unwed, unsure, and running out of options. After the birth of five children--and twenty years as a housewife--Dottie's immigrant mother, Rose, is itching to return to the social activism she embraced as a young woman. With strikes and breadlines at home and National Socialism rising in Europe, there is much more important work to do than cooking and cleaning. So when she realizes that she, too, is pregnant, she struggles to reconcile her longings with her faith. As mother and daughter wrestle with unthinkable choices, they are forced to confront their beliefs, the changing world, and the fact that their lives will never again be the same..."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Brown, Jennifer S.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Jewish women
  • Life change events
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Jewish
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
Label
Modern girls, Jennifer S. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reader's guide
Control code
2015041939
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780451477125
Lccn
2015041939
Label
Modern girls, Jennifer S. Brown
Publication
Note
Includes reader's guide
Control code
2015041939
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780451477125
Lccn
2015041939

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