Out of the Ashes

When her husband dies, all Marianne has left is her career as a successful author But soon she finds herself stepping into her immigrant grandmother s shoes as matriarch of the proud but troubled Jewish family Somehow Marianne must maintain her own demanding career as well as nurture the age old family traditions that have almost slipped away in today s frenetic pace.
Out of the Ashes When her husband dies all Marianne has left is her career as a successful author But soon she finds herself stepping into her immigrant grandmother s shoes as matriarch of the proud but troubled Jewi

  • Title: Out of the Ashes
  • Author: Maisie Mosco
  • ISBN: 9780061000218
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Out of the Ashes”

    1. Enjoyed the book although sometimes I found it difficult keeping the minor characters and their relationships straight in my head. It was an insightful look into FAMILY. Jewish in this case with all its highs and lows, struggles to fit in and understand and make sense of their shared history and finally accept themselves for who they are. It could have been any family from any culture, religion or historical chaos as all families are complicated. Marianne found herself to have taken over the pos [...]

    2. This book was written in the 1980s. It was supposed to be a family saga with a grand scope. I found it to be plodding and petty. It did not develop the characters well enough to keep them straight. I was still referring to the family tree at the beginning of the book after I was over 200 pages into it. I knew these people were never going to become real to me. Maybe I would have found it enjoyable in the 80s - but I doubt it.

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