Three Daughters

Three Daughters

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Shoshanna struggles to overcome personal demons while working to repair family estrangements, while English professor Leah faces the pain of abandonment, and athlete Rachel watches her carefully constructed world fall apart. 40,000 first printing.

Holtzbrinck
An ebullient novel about family secrets and the triumph of sisterly love Driven by a legacy of lies, the shame of their own imperfections, and impending chaos in each of their well-ordered married lives, the three Wasserman daughters struggle with themselves and one another to break their parents' silence and understand their past. Shoshanna, control freak and world-class problem solver, stands on the brink of a Big Birthday in the shadow of the Evil Eye, trying to enjoy her happiness and to overcome her fears while also engineering a double reconciliation between her estranged sisters, and between Leah and their rabbi father. Leah, a brilliant English professor and unreconstructed leader of the left, eloquent and foul-mouthed, a crusading feminist and a passionately conflicted wife and mother, grapples with the meaning of abandonment and the unfamiliar demands of her own roiling needs. Rachel, who has papered over her losses with an athlete's discipline, a fact fetishist's sense of order, and a pragmatism bordering on self-sacrifice, watches her carefully constructed world fall apart and in the rubble discovers the woman she was meant to be. Three Daughters is a rich and complex story of three lives, their loves, and the web of relationships that either hold these lives together or hopelessly entangle them.

Blackwell North Amer
Shoshanna, the youngest of the Wasserman sisters, is an inveterate control freak whose world turns upside down when her Filofax is scattered to the wind. The resulting chaos and the approach of a big birthday impel her to stare down the Evil Eye and re-evaluate her contented life. In the process, she feels compelled to initiate a reconciliation between her estranged sisters, Leah and Rachel, and between Leah and their father, Sam, a rabbi as charismatic in the pulpit as he is elusive to his loved ones.
Leah, a brilliant English professor and unreconstructed leader of the left, is eloquent and foul-mouthed, a crusading feminist and a passionately conflicted wife and mother, who is suddenly shocked by the prospect of losing the husband she has always taken for granted.
And Rachel, a sexual prodigy, domestic perfectionist, and mother of five, has papered over her losses with an athlete's discipline and a pragmatism bordering on self-sacrifice. On the cusp of the millennium, she watches her carefully constructed world crumble, but in the rubble discovers the woman she was meant to be.
As Leah's and Rachel's marriages reach crisis points, Shoshanna oversees the reunion between her stubborn siblings. But the rift between Leah and their father remains both intractable and mysterious until the events of New Year's Eve set off fireworks in the family.

Baker
& Taylor

Soshanna struggles to overcome personal demons while working to repair family estrangements, while English professor Leah faces the pain of abandonment, and athlete Rachel watches her carefully constructed world fall apart.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374276607
0374276609
Branch Call Number: F POG
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 24 cm

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