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The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi Into the chaos of a prolonged drought step Angel Velasquez—a "water knife"; Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist; and Maria Villarosa, a young migrant, who dreams of escaping north to those places where water still falls from the sky: All three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger, more corrupt and dirtier than any of them could have imagined. Learn more | See similar books
Written in 1928, "The Island Within" is a chronicle of 3 generations of Jews, beginning in 1840, Vilna, Lithuania. It tells the story of each generation as they adapt to the current political situations, moving through Europe and finally to America. With each generation, their religious values and practices are challenged and 'adapted', and where the trials and tribulations of choice in marriage partners, their childrens' rebellion, and their thoughts of what it means to be Jewish, are consequently questioned also.
The book is enthralling all the way through (I couldn't put the book down!) - particularly the last chapter (by far the best chapter, but I won't give it away!)
Splendidly written, with much prose, "The Island Within" was a pleasure to read, and I highly recommend it. For Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike, this book is guaranteed to please.
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