Mazel by Rebecca Goldstein

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A Jewish actress in Warsaw begins anew in America, where her legacy of vitality and independence--and her penchant for story-telling--endures in her daughter, a sixties intellectual, and granddaughter, a mathematician. 20,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Rebecca Goldstein

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Rebecca Goldstein graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in the philosophy of science. She has taught philosophy at Barnard. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Viking Adult. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Had Fraydel not died, Sasha would never have discovered the stage, and if her grief hadn't forced her to seek comfort from Maurice, one of the theater's hangers-on, Sasha's daughter, Chloe, would never have been born.

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Former philosopher Goldstein's latest novel looks at the twists of fate provided by chance in three generations of a Jewish family.

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She is equally acute in describing the Orthodox Jewish community of Lipton, N.J., where the rituals and traditions of shtetl life have been preserved--with, as Sasha says, ``a designer label.'' Laughter and tears are summoned equally by this novel, one that discriminating readers won't want to miss.

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