An ebullient novel about family secrets and the triumph of sisterly love Driven by a legacy of lies, the shame of their own imperfections, and impending chaos in each of their well-ordered married lives, the three Wasserman daughters struggle with themselves and one another to break their parents' silence and understand their past. Shoshanna, control freak and world-class problem solver, stands on the brink of a Big Birthday in the shadow of the Evil Eye, trying to enjoy her happiness and to overcome her fears while also engineering a double reconciliation between her estranged sisters, and between Leah and their rabbi father. Leah, a brilliant English professor and unreconstructed leader of the left, eloquent and foul-mouthed, a crusading feminist and a passionately conflicted wife and mother, grapples with the meaning of abandonment and the unfamiliar demands of her own roiling needs. Rachel, who has papered over her losses with an athlete's discipline, a fact fetishist's sense of order, and a pragmatism bordering on self-sacrifice, watches her carefully constructed world fall apart and in the rubble discovers the woman she was meant to be. Three Daughters is a rich and complex story of three lives, their loves, and the web of relationships that either hold these lives together or hopelessly entangle them.
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|Grouping Title||three daughters|
|Grouping Author||pogrebin letty cottin|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-08 20:40:45PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-09 03:49:12AM|
|author||Pogrebin, Letty Cottin.|
|author_display||Pogrebin, Letty Cottin|
|available_at_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|owning_library_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|owning_location_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Jewish families -- Fiction
Married women -- Fiction
Parent and adult child -- Fiction
Rabbis -- Fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
|title_full||Three daughters / Letty Cottin Pogrebin|
|topic_facet||Fathers and daughters|
Parent and adult child