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Product Details

  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse; First Edition edition (July 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434302636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434302632
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,455,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Toby Heathcotte on September 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
The Blind Eye is an absorbing dramatization of the horrors Jewish people endured during the expulsions from Spain and Portugal at the end of the fifteenth century. Marcia Fine has created a cast of characters readers can identify with, both in the past and in the present. She shows the family and cultural links that bind us all to the history of our people, no matter what our ethnic origins. This is a fast and moving read. I highly recommend it.
Toby Heathcotte, President,
Arizona Authors Association
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MoonGirl on April 29, 2011
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Marcia Fine deftly weaves together two parallel stories about legacy, roots and family bonds: a tongue-in-cheek contemporary entertainment about a neurotic, nerdy Miami Cubana finding love, and herself, in an unexpected way; and a riveting historical fiction of a 15th-century Jewish family cast out of Spain, then Portugal, as a result of the Inquisition. It is to the author's credit that these two stories, told in very different voices, play off one another as well as they do. I especially loved the historical drama, with its incredible tapestry of rich detail bringing alive the scents, sounds, sights and intense emotions of a tragic time in history. I cheered at every turn of the page for the two strong Sephardic heroines, an orphaned young woman and her abandoned niece. And as a Gentile, I now thoroughly understand why the homeland of Israel is so crucial to the Jewish people.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jan Smith on February 27, 2011
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Marcia Fine's detailed research pays off in her narrative about the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal in the late 15th century - the same time as which Columbus -commissioned by the same 'evil' Queen Isabella sails to explore new lands. Horrific scenes of torture and child kidnapping contrast with the loyal devotion of Jewish families to their religious customs and tradtions, despite threats on their lives. A very infomative, literary and engaging story authenticated through Fine's study and travel invokes forgotten history of a people who suffered at the hands of the Inquisition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Nosky on October 25, 2013
Format: Paperback
The Blind Eye is an intriguing double story as it takes the reader from a modern day researcher and his zaftig assistant, to banishment of the Spanish Jews in the age of the Inquisition in the 16th century. There is serious history here, as the reader is entertained, then deeply involved in the moving story of a people dispossessed.
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