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by Rachel Kadish

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Rachel Kadish
ISBN: 0618562419
ISBN13: 978-0618562411
Language: English
Publisher: Mariner (September 1, 2006)
Pages: 372
Fb2 eBook: 1908 kb
ePub eBook: 1342 kb
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From a Sealed Room book.

From a Sealed Room book. With this compelling first novel, Rachel Kadish entwines the lives of three women: an adventurous young college student from New York, an emotionally enclosed Israeli housewife, and a fragile Holocaust survivor. It is a powerful exploration of the struggle between safety and suffocation and a reminder of both the power and peril of freedom.

What makes this book so rich and historically resonant is the skill and boldness with which Kadish weaves the intersecting stories of three women representing three generations. A poignant and surprisingly powerful tale.

In this affecting, perceptive novel, Rachel Kadish reflects on the ghosts of the past, the tensions of war, and the difficult .

In this affecting, perceptive novel, Rachel Kadish reflects on the ghosts of the past, the tensions of war, and the difficult bonds of family. When Maya enrolls at Hebrew University in Jerusalem shortly after the Gulf War, she hopes to leave New York and a fraught relationship with her mother behind her. In Israel, she gets to know her older cousin Tami, a housewife whose home has a room sealed against the war's Scud missile attacks. Like Maya, Tami feels distanced from the people closest to her - her mother, her husband, her only son.

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Rachel Kadish is the author of the novels "From a Sealed Room" and "Tolstoy Lied: a Love .

Rachel Kadish is the author of the novels "From a Sealed Room" and "Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story" as well as the novella "I Wa. .

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In this affecting, perceptive novel, Rachel Kadish reflects on the ghosts of the past, the tensions of war, and the diff.

With this compelling first novel, Rachel Kadish entwines the lives of three women: an adventurous young college student from New York, an emotionally enclosed Israeli housewife, and a fragile Holocaust survivor.

Rachel Kadish is an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. The debut novel of Rachel Kadish was first published in 1998. The book, From a Sealed Room, thoroughly explores the Israeli society as it follows three women dealing with feeling hopelessly bound by a painful past, remarked a Publishers Weekly critic.

Rachel Kadish is an American writer of fiction and non-fiction and the author of several novels and a novella. Born in New York City on August 12, 1969, Kadish grew up in Westchester County, New York, where she attended middle school at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in Hartsdale, and New Rochelle High School. Kadish received an . from Princeton University in 1991 and an . from New York University in 1994.

The life stories of three very different women--Tami, Maya, and Shifra--trapped within the sealed walls of war, bound by horrific memories of the past and a sense of a perilous present, intertwine, in a debut novel that follows their individual struggles to break free of their confinement. Reprint.
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Kipabi
I bought this book because I loved "Tolstoy Lied" by the same author. In "Tolstoy" the characters were very well developed and I truly cared for each of them. "Tolstoy Lied" was released a year after this one, but I figured "Who changes a lot in one year?" I was very wrong.

"From a Sealed Room" was very slow. The characters were kind of thrown into your face at the beginning and I had a hard time keeping them straight in my mind as I continued on to the second, third chapters. I didn't care for the characters either. I felt no connections. I didn't believe they each were very well developed. If one of them suddenly died, it really wouldn't've affected me. I got half way through the book in a matter of weeks, and have since put it down.

This is a very sad moment when I cannot finish a book. (cue funeral music)

I bought this book three months ago and have yet to finish it. That is not typical of me. I read books in from one to four days... for me to not finish a book speaks volumes (haha).

"Tolstoy Lied" is still one of my favorites, but "From a Sealed Room" will be passed down the line to make room for more greats on my book shelf.

Sorry Rachel.
Tat
I’m writing to COMPLAIN regarding the horrible printing quality of this book . It is not fun to read because the quality of printing is so poor . If Amazon continues to sell this quality , I will return to my book store, despite the added inconvenience.

However KADDISH IS A TRMENDOUS AUTHOR ...I read all her books and eagerly await the next!
Questanthr
Just stumbled on this debut novel by an author I had never heard of before. In a refreshingly original fashion, she weaves together themes of the lasting repercussions of the Holocaust on modern Israeli society and on the lives of the individuals who are descended from survivors. It is at once an essay on the human condition, a political statement and a coming of age story. Loved it, and thought about it long after I had finished.
Chankane
Beautiful story. Unforgettable.
Tcaruieb
This book was so very dull- nearly 400 pages of small print of people whining and having FEELINGS. The book focuses on three women living in Jerusalem: Tami- an unhappy, emotionally unavailable housewife, Maya, her American niece, and Shifra, an elderly Holocaust survivor. Everyone has issues. Tami's relationship with her son is deteriorating. Shifra has never really found her place in Jerusalem. Maya is concurrently running away from and trying repair her poor relationship with her mother. There's not very very much plot in this book. Maya travels from New York to study abroad in the hopes of finally proving her worth to her mother. She falls in mad, youthful love with Gil, a miserable, abusive, self-important artist. Maya drifts away from her friends and university and gets wrapped up in Gil's wants and needs. Shifra suffers from dementia and lives downstairs from Gil and Maya. She begins to hallucinate and think that Maya has arrived to bring her redemption. Meanwhile, Maya also meets her long-lost Israeli family members, including Tami. Honestly, that's about it. The story has little resolution, and there's not enough plot to sustain more than 300 pages. What the book does do well is describe Israel- it's environment and problems. The reader can really feel the sun, the grit, the sand of the Israeli desert. Kadish also illustrates the divergent desires of fundamentalists and moderates. Ultimately, while Kadish can write beautiful prose, there's too many tangents and not enough story here.
misery
Shifra, Tami, & Maya are three Jewish women who exist within the sealed rooms of their minds & hearts. The sealed room, where Israeli families spend their nights during SCUD missile attacks, becomes a symbol for the break in communications these women suffer. Tami is isolated from her family, seems lost, & does not know her way back to the hearts & minds of her husband who loves her, her confused boy/man son, & her somewhat eccentric mother. Maya, the young American, escapes to Israel to find what is missing in her life - if only she had been able to open up the lines of communication with her mother before her deathbed scene. She seeks identity in the relationship of an abusive, tortured artist, lacking the strength to share her pain & walk away. Finally, there is Shifra, mentally locked into the trauma of surviving the Holocaust, while others did not; she speaks as a Psalmist, in the tongues and language of an Old Testament sage. Each woman has her own way of exiting the sealed room, & it is with poignance, credibility, & honesty that Rachel Kadish approaches these sensitive subjects. At the same time, the knowing reader is aware of how much the country, Israel, becomes yet another living character in the story. Nowhere else could "the blacks", in this case, the ultra-Orthodox, present another 'sealed off' situation, awaiting the tape to be torn down. As the young man who finds Shifra's body realizes, too late, three was another tortured soul who needed a friend, & just because she was a woman, he did not turn his back, avert his eyes - but it was too late. There is humanity everywhere, waiting to be shared. For a first novel, Rachel Kadish has set herself a very high standard of achievement. Read & grow.
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