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The Imposter Bride: A Novel Hardcover – January 29, 2013
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“Richler infuses her work with iconic images from the era she covers, painting a rich image of the Canadian Jewish community, their customs and family relationships, in a past century… A beautiful tale.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“A powerful story of identity, loyalty and loss, of the lies that haunt us and the truth that makes us whole again. Evoking the postwar era to underscore timeless theme, Richler's elegant prose resonates.” ―Pam Jenoff, international bestselling author of The Ambassador's Daughter
“Richler is back, and with an elegant, ambitious, accomplished new work.” ―Globe and Mail (Canada)
“The Imposter Bride [is] exquisitely written, filled with interesting and unpredictable characters, and has an intricate plot that doesn't let go. It's good old-fashioned story-telling at its best.” ―Alyson Richman, author of The Lost Wife
“At once heartrending and hopeful… Nancy Richler dissects the mysteries of family bonds and betrayals with stunning emotional precision and magical insights into the human heart's ability to heal.” ―Ellen Feldman, author of Lucy and Next to Love
“A hopeful testament to the power of family and memory, and the importance and meaning of one's name.” ―Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
“With delicacy and warmth, Richler weaves together the threads of a family: its closeness and secrets, opaqueness and hidden beauty, like the uncut gem whose mystery haunts these realistic characters.” ―Daphne Kalotay, international bestselling author of Russian Winter
“An intriguing tale of historical fiction that will transport you from Montreal to war-torn Europe, and back again for a satisfying resolution of one family's haunting secrets.” ―Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author of Secret Daughter
“Nancy Richler conceives a complex, multi-layered quest for identity that will compel readers to share Ruth's journey to find, understand, and love the mother who abandoned her.” ―Nancy Jensen, author of The Sisters
“Nancy Richler gives us a mother and daughter marked by the Holocaust who, through their heartbreakingly human struggle to live and connect, give us a new understanding of that cataclysmic horror.” ―Mary Pat Kelly, author of Galway Bay
About the Author
NANCY RICHLER's short fiction has been published in various American and Canadian literary journals, including The Fiddlehead, Room of One's Own, and The New Quarterly. Her previous novel, Your Mouth is Lovely, published in eleven countries, won the 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for fiction and Italy's 2004 Adei Wizo Award. Nancy is the cousin of the famed Canadian writer and literary critic Mordechai Richler. She lives in Montreal.
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The writing is good so you won't be irritated by the English but it takes a long time to get through it. I found some parts very slow and others would jump through time periods. Have to admit I began to skip a few pages at a time.
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