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Eva is drawn to him despite his blandly anti-Semitic sentiments (he assures her that if they marry no one will suspect she’s a Jew), and their association leads (or so Eva blames herself) to the death of her beloved sister during childbirth.Feb 01 2008 | Read Full Review of The German Bride: A Novel
Nearly destroyed by a secret affair with a gentile, Eva escapes her family by marrying Abraham Shein, who with his older brother, Meyer, has established a dry goods business in Santa Fe.Jun 08 2008 | Read Full Review of The German Bride: A Novel
Although difficult to read at times, I appreciated the beauty of Hershon's writing and her success in capturing this part of American history through the fictional lives of Eva Frank and Abraham Shein.Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of The German Bride: A Novel
Somewhere beneath the forbidden love, surging guilt and myriad incapacitating illnesses lives a touching novel about a young German-Jewish settler who finds her own voice while saddled with a charlatan of a husband.| Read Full Review of The German Bride: A Novel
The eighteen-year-old bride leaves Berlin and its ghosts for an unfamiliar life halfway across the world, traversing the icy waters of the Atlantic and the rugged, sweeping terrain of the Santa Fe Trail.
Though Eva’s existence in the rough and burgeoning community of Sante Fe, New Mexico, ...
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