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The War of the Rosens
by Janice Eidus


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The War of the Rosens , set in 1965, is about an eccentric Jewish family in the Bronx in which the sibling rivalry between two young sisters--one of whom is seriously ill--reaches a danger point, forcing each family member to face the limitations and complexities of love and faith.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The War of the Rosens, set in 1965, is about an eccentric Jewish family in the Bronx in which the sibling rivalry between two young sisters--one of whom is seriously ill--reaches a danger point, forcing each family member to face the limitations and complexities of love and faith.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781933016382
  • ISBN-10: 1933016388
  • Publisher: Behler Publications
  • Publish Date: July 2007
  • Page Count: 232
  • Dimensions: 8.44 x 6.57 x 0.72 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 29.
  • Review Date: 2007-05-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Eidus's confident fifth book, it's 1965, and 10-year-old cutie-pie Emma Rosen is navigating the rough seas of preadolescence and her temperamental Jewish family in a lower-middle-income Bronx housing project. Her often violent father, Leo, a self-righteous atheist who craves attention, dreamed of being a great novelist but instead owns a candy store; his casual flirtation with a sultry Jamaican widow threatens to blossom into a full-blown affair. Annette, Emma's migraine-plagued doormat of a mother, can barely remember her younger, prettier, idealistic self as she slaves away in the kitchen, the butt of Leo's tantrums. Emma, a budding poet who prays to the Virgin Mary, inspires intense animosity in her 13-year-old sister, May, which burns with the same red-hot intensity as May's infatuation for a classmate with princely blond good looks and manners very different from the Rosens. An old-fashioned coming-of-age tale, the book soon grows dark with crisis. Eidus (Faithful Rebecca) illuminates the inner lives of young girls on the cusp of womanhood and demonstrates abundant compassion for her often prickly characters. (Sept.)

 
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