The Manor by Isaac Bashevis Singer

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This novel portrays the difficulties encountered by traditionalist Jews coming to terms with the social changes that rocked Poland in the late 19th century. The central figure of the novel is Calman Jacoby, who stands between the old and the new, unable to embrace either whole-heartedly.
 

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Isaac Bashevis Singer was one of the last great Yiddish authors and received world acclaim for his rich and haunting novels of Jewish life and folklore. In 1978, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was also the recipient of two National Book Awards and three Newbery Honor Awards. "Zlateh the Goat, " a 1967 Newbery Honor Book, was his first book for children.
 
Published January 1, 1967 by Farrar Straus Giroux.
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Isaac Singer's novel, set in Poland during the latter half of the 19th century, is a sprawling family history--the fates of Calman Jacoby, rural Jewish businessman, and his four daughters (or rather the destinies determined through their marriages).

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