By (author) Rebecca Goldstein
Mazel by Rebecca Goldstein
Book DescriptionMazel means luck in Yiddish, and luck is the guiding force in this magical and mesmerizing novel that spans three generations. Sasha Saunders is the daughter of a Polish rabbi who abandons the shtetl and wins renown as a Yiddish actress in Warsaw and New York. Her daughter Chloe becomes a professor of classics at Columbia. Chloe s daughter Phoebe grows up to become a mathematician who is drawn to traditional Judaism and the sort of domestic life her mother and grandmother rejected."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780299181246
(198mm x 127mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Rebecca Goldstein
Rebecca Goldstein is author of "The Mind-Body Problem," "The Late-Summer Passion of a Woman of Mind," "The Dark Sister," "Strange Attractors," and "Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal, and Quantum Physics." A MacArthur Prize Fellow, she is professor of philosophy at Trinity College.
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