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The Little Bride

Solomon, Anna (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Little Bride


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When 16-year-old Minna Losk journeys from Odessa to America as a mail-order bride, she dreams of a young, wealthy husband, a handsome townhouse, and freedom from physical labor and pogroms. But her husband Max turns out to be twice her age, rigidly Orthodox, and living in a one-room sod hut in South Dakota with his two teenage sons. The country is desolate, the work treacherous. Most troubling, Minna finds herself increasingly attracted to her older stepson. As a brutal winter closes in, the family's limits are tested, and Minna, drawing on strengths she barely knows she has, is forced to confront her despair, as well as her desire. .
Authors: Solomon, Anna
Title: The little bride
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2011.
Characteristics: 314 p. ;,21 cm.
Contents: Look
Marriage
Winter
Spring.
Local Note: 15 53 56 74 80 102 109 112 113 118 122 133 138 148 152 193 203 226 244 263 264
ISBN: 1594485356
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Report This Jul 12, 2013
  • silenceinwinter rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The beginning of the book is very intriguing and a side of history that is not well explored in history books. However, I was slightly mortified when animals were being disemboweled just to see if she had endurance. The words the author chooses are lovely and you get a very clear picture of the world in which our heroine, Minna, lives. However, there was not enough dialogue for my taste and often we were left with Minna's morbid thoughts and sexual desires for pages upon pages upon pages which, I can't help but say it, started to seem like an artsy fartsy version of Twilight. There were also many elements that were unexplained, such as Minna's "itch," and whether it was masturbation or really just an infection... Additionally the other characters were no well developed, leaving me to feel that Jacob was a lopsided, immature child whose age I forgot because he did not act like it, and Samuel to be this cold hearted prick that Minna was only attracted to because he was of closer age than his father. All in all, it was a good read and gave an interesting view of the Jewish westward movement and the challenges they faced, such as eating non-kosher slices of meat or starving.

Report This Apr 29, 2013
  • WormsBookChief rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting read about a young woman hoping for a better life, and the challenges that she faces. I don't know if I could be so accommodating! The things women used to have to go through to be 'provided' for. Interesting story for a first time writer.

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