Franklin

A remarkable kindness : a novel / Diana Bletter.

Author/Creator:
Bletter, Diana, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
394, 12 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Jewish women -- Israel -- Fiction.
Jews, American -- Israel -- Fiction.
Ḥevra kaddisha -- Fiction.
Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction.
Americans -- Israel -- Fiction.
Americans.
Ḥevra kaddisha.
Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies.
Jewish women.
Jews, American.
Tahara.
Israel
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Summary:
"Through a largely hidden ceremony...four friends discover the true meaning of life. It's 2006 in a seaside village in Israel, where a war is brewing. Lauren, Emily, Aviva and Rachel, four memorable women from different backgrounds, are drawn to the village. Lauren, a maternity nurse, loves her Israeli doctor husband but struggles to make a home for herself in a foreign land miles away from her beloved Boston. Seeking a fresh start after divorce, her vivacious friend Emily follows. Strong, sensuous Aviva, brought to Israel years earlier by intelligence work, has raised a family and now lost a son. And Rachel, a beautiful, idealistic college graduate from Wyoming, arrives with her hopeful dreams. The women forge a friendship that sustains them as they come to terms with love and loss, and the outbreak of war. Their intimate bond is strengthened by their participation in a traditional ritual that closes the circle of life. As their lives are slowly transformed, each finds unexpected strength and resilience. Brimming with wisdom, rich in meaningful insights, A Remarkable Kindness is a moving testament to women's friendship, illuminating a mostly unknown ritual that underscores what it means to truly be alive."--Back cover.
Notes:
"P.S. Insights, Interviews & more..."--Cover
Includes author biography, "Discovering remarkable stories", and reading group guide at end of work.
ISBN:
0062382446 (pbk.)
9780062382443 (pbk.)
OCLC:
894309697
Publisher Number:
99965371872
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