Joy Comes in the Morning

Joy Comes in the Morning

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Baker & Taylor
Wrestling with the contradictions in her life, rabbi Deborah Green discovers a world of tragedy, madness, love, and redemption when she encounters Henry Friedman, an older patient and Holocaust survivor who had attempted suicide.

Holtzbrinck
Deborah Green is a woman of passionate contradictions--a rabbi who craves goodness and surety while wrestling with her own desires and with the sorrow and pain she sees around her. Her life changes when she visits the hospital room of Henry Friedman, an older man who has attempted suicide. His parents were murdered in the Holocaust when he was a child, and all his life he's struggled with difficult questions: Can happiness really come after such loss, or does the very wish profane the dead? Can religious promises ever bring peace? Deborah's encounter with Henry and his family draws her into a world of tragedy, frailty, love, and, finally, hope.

The New Yorker called Rosen's first novel "An impressive debut--a highly original addition to the distinguished line of Jewish-American romances." He has fulfilled the promise of his first fiction in this contemporary story of classic scope, whose characters hunger for love, grapple with faith and doubt, and seek to bind themselves to something sacred in the midst of modern chaos.


Blackwell North Amer
Deborah Green is a woman of passionate contradictions - a rabbi who craves goodness and surety while wrestling with her own doubts and desires. She has vowed not to emulate those rabbis "who lie around the synagogue like neutered housecats," and has grown restless performing weddings while she remains single. Her life changes when she visits the hospital room of Henry Friedman, an older man who has attempted suicide. His parents were murdered in the Holocaust when he was a child, and all his life he's struggled with difficult questions: Can happiness really come after such loss, or does the very wish profane the dead? Can religious promises ever bring peace?
At the hospital Deborah encounters Henry's son Lev, a science reporter whose life has taken a turn for the worse since he abandoned his fiancee at the altar. Deborah is drawn to his skeptical intensity, and Lev finds Deborah's blend of piety and irreverence unexpectedly appealing. It is a love triangle with God as the third, maddeningly elusive player.

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& Taylor

Wrestling with the dramatic contradictions in her life--her passionate devotion to her faith, her own desires, and the sorrow and pain around her--rabbi Deborah Green discovers a world of tragedy, madness, love, and redemption when she encounters Henry Friedman, an older patient and Holocaust survivor who had attempted suicide. By the author of Eve's Apple. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374180263
0374180261
Branch Call Number: F ROS
Characteristics: 389 p. ; 24 cm

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