Author: Anouk Markovits
Genre: Literary fiction, Historical fiction
Challenges: Support Your Library, Historical Fiction
Description: The extraordinary story of a sister who believes and a sister who rebels, set inside the most insular Hasidic sect, the Satmar. (via Goodreads.com)
Thoughts: First heard about this book through one of the many of the book blogs that I follow and was intrigued about the concept of the book. I think what interested me in the book was the fact that it spanned many decades and the consequences of that rebellion. What kept me reading this book was the fact that I was intrigued as to how the story ended up and what exactly was forbidden. I was also intrigued as to how the cover played into the story, which it does by the way and you'll have to read it in order to find out how it does.
It is also interesting into seeing how the two sister's paths diverge and what the consequences of that decision was.
Bottom line: Considering that the book is a little over 300 pages, it feels short, as the action seems to by quickly. You do have to pay attention as events in the beginning of the book are important to the book. I would recommend this book to those that enjoy reading a wide range of fiction and to those that need something for a vacation, as the book is light enough, but also does require at least a little bit of thought and reflection on the part of the reader.
Pages for 2012: 13128