Bread Givers (Hardcover)

By Anzia Yezierska, Alice Kessler-Harris (Foreword by)

Persea Books, 9780892553723, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2003



This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah's struggle towards independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share. Beautifully redesigned page for page with the previous editions, Bread Givers is an essential historical work with enduring relevance.