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Book Title: The Books of Rachel|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.35 MB
v The author of the book: Joel Gross
Date of issue: September 1st 2000
ISBN 13: 9780595128204
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Read full description of the books The Books of Rachel:Actually read it on my Kindle -- this is the second time for me. I Read it years ago, when I was a young mother. It was startleingly (is that a word?) powerful then, but I had no idea how much I had changed. This is a beautiful, yet chillingly sad story. I find generational novels quite enriching. Following a family for 500 years, and its many branches from the Spanish Inquisition to the perils of the Holocaust of WWII and culminating in the early 1970's, the "Rachels" in this story were vastly diverse and each brought a new and different aspect of humanity to the story.
Despite the fact most of us do not have a "diamond" which is passed down from generation to generation, this is not just a Jewish story, but a story of all humankind. Everyone ever born has a family history, and without exception, the stories of those who have come before us are told and retold generation after generation. Though graphic in many places, it is not distasteful, life is fraught with challenges.
It is with the greatest regard that I look back on the many sad and uplifiting stories in my own background. Some equally sad and spectacularly beautiful. Thank you Mr. Gross for reminding me of these special people, and how my own life has been enriched by their lives -- and how I too have been enriched by your Rachels!
Read information about the authorJoel's ten published novels include THE BOOKS OF RACHEL. His play, MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH, is published by Dramatists Play Service. His film script, MORTAL ARMOR: THE LEGEND OF GALAHAD, produced by Gale Anne Hurd, will be filmed in the UK next year. Joel has worked on films for Fox, Universal, Sony, and HBO. Joel has an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and is a member of P.E.N., the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild, and the Authors Guild.
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