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The Resource I Am Forbidden

I Am Forbidden

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I Am Forbidden
Title
I Am Forbidden
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Summary
A family is torn apart by fierce belief and private longing in this unprecedented journey deep inside the most insular Hasidic sect, the Satmar.In 1939, five-year-old Josef witnesses the murder of his family by the Romanian Iron Guard. He is taken in by a Gentile maid, who raises him as her own son. Five years later, Josef rescues a young girl, Mila, whose parents are killed in the wake of Nazi deportations. Josef helps Mila find safety with Zalman Stern, a leader in the Satmar community, in whose home Mila is raised as a sister to Zalman's daughter, Atara. The two girls form a fierce bond, but as they mature, Atara feels trapped by the restraints of Jewish fundamentalism, while Mila embraces her faith and her role as a respected young woman in her community. When Josef returns and chooses Mila to be his bride, she eagerly strives to be an ideal wife, but a desperate choice after ten years of childless marriage threatens to separate her from everything—and everyone—she cherishes. A beautifully crafted, emotionally gripping story of what happens when unwavering love, unyielding law, and centuries of tradition collide, I Am Forbidden announces the arrival of an extraordinarily gifted new voice and opens a startling window on a world long closed to most of us, until now
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Markovits, Anouk
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
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I Am Forbidden
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:89679191-61af-40d9-afbc-63b9f2e52d38
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307984753
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
I Am Forbidden
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:89679191-61af-40d9-afbc-63b9f2e52d38
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307984753
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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