Uncovered (Paperback)

How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home

By Leah Lax

She Writes Press, 9781631529955, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (9/13/2016)
MP3 CD (9/13/2016)

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Writers' League of Texas Discovery Award

Wordwrite Award

Finalist: Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize, May Sarton Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, Chautauqua Prize

a Redbook Magazine and Good Housekeeping Best of the Year

Houston Chronicle #1 Pick

Uncovered is the first memoir to tell of a gay woman leaving the Hasidic fold. Told in understated, crystalline prose, Lax begins her story as a young teen leaving her liberal, secular home to become a Hasidic Jew, then plumbs the nuances of her arranged marriage, fundamentalist faith, and Hasidic motherhood, as her creative, sexual, and spiritual longings shimmer beneath the surface.