Set against the backdrop of the First World War and the Great Depression, this is the dramatic story of one woman's struggle to forge a new life in the American West. The novel chronicles a largely unknown part of the Jewish immigrant experience as seen by a pioneering family settled in Arizona.
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Emma Coen Lewin is the magnetic heroine of this absorbing family saga, a brave young woman who flees Amsterdam at the turn of the century for a new life in an American desert town called Phoenix. With her brothers and her husband Isaac, who has fled Russian pogroms, Emma is instrumental in achieving Arizona's statehood, in building a highly successful chain of emporiums and in nurturing the remarkable Jewish community that flourishes in the pioneer West. Goldreich (Leah's Children neatly integrates historical details, giving the reader an acute sense of the American pioneer spirit, of hard-won battles that bring distinction to the family and of the sustenance they derive from their heritage and religion. Though Goldreich obviously was inspired by the story of the Goldwater family (ancestors of the former Arizona senator and presidential candidate), the entertaining story of one family's loves and losses stands in its own right as an evocative memoir of its time and place. 35,000 copy first printing; $35,000 ad/promo; Troll Book Club main selection
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Book Description Avon Books (Mm), 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110380706016
Book Description Avon Books (Mm). PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0380706016 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0120013