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C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC GOLDBLOOM (Text to phone) 34014141743253 Adult Fiction Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield FICTION GOLDBLOOM (Text to phone) 32518145401801 Adult Fiction Available -
Killingworth Library Association FIC GOL (Text to phone) 33420145279304 Adult New Fiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Gol (Text to phone) 33620146062639 Adult Fiction Available -
Plumb Memorial Library - Shelton FIC GOLDBLOOM (Text to phone) 34025144324818 Adult Fiction Available -
Scoville Memorial Library - Salisbury FIC GOLDBLOOM (Text to phone) 37538146254525 Adult Fiction Available -
Seymour Public Library F GOLDBLOOM (Text to phone) 34043146273081 Adult Fiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury FIC GOLDBLOOM, G (Text to phone) 34005100444784 Adult Mystery Available -
Southbury Public Library GOLDBLOOM (Text to phone) 34019147781611 Adult Fiction Available -

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Summary, etc.: Through one woman's life at a moment of surprising change, the award-winning author Goldie Goldbloom tells a deeply affecting, morally insightful story and offers a rare look inside Brooklyn's Chasidic community. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just a block or two up from the East River on Division Avenue, Surie Eckstein is soon to be a great-grandmother. Her ten children range in age from thirteen to thirty-nine. Her in-laws, postwar immigrants from Romania, live on the first floor of their house. Her daughter Tzila Ruchel lives on the second. She and Yidel, a scribe in such demand that he makes only a few Torah scrolls a year, live on the third. Wed when Surie was sixteen, they have a happy marriage and a full life, and, at the ages of fifty-seven and sixty-two, they are looking forward to some quiet time together. Into this life of counted blessings comes a surprise. Surie is pregnant. Pregnant at fifty-seven. It is a shock. And at her age, at this stage, it is an aberration, a shift in the proper order of things, and a public display of private life. She feels exposed, ashamed. She is unable to share the news, even with her husband. And so for the first time in her life, she has a secret--a secret that slowly separates her from the community. Goldie Goldbloom's On Division is an excavation of one woman's life, a story of awakening at middle age, and a thoughtful examination of the dynamics of self and collective identity. It is a steady-eyed look inside insular communities that also celebrates their comforts. It is a rare portrait of a long, happy marriage. And it is an unforgettable new novel from a writer whose imagination is matched only by the depth of her humanity.
Language Note:
There are 2 different versions of the genealogical chart, 1 in English, the other in Hebrew.
Subject: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Fiction
Self-realization in women Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
Families Fiction
Married people Fiction
Hasidim Fiction
Life change events Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Jewish fiction.

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