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Sown in Tears (Paperback)
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Russia, 1905 - After an attck on the village of Koritz, in the Settlement of the Pale, an area where Jews are restricted to live, Leah Peretz is left to protect and care for her young children. Her life is complicated by the attentions of the Russian officer Captain Vaselik, who is attracted to her despite his strong antipathy towards Jews. Can she trust him? Her journey is played out against the events happening in the country.Revolution is beginning to roil in Russia, everyone is frustrated and restless, the government inflames anti-semitism, pogroms occur against the Jews, while Leah must survive and defend her family and finally discover her path.
About the Author
Beverly Magid was a journalist and a longtime public relations executive in the entertainment industry before her first novel, "Flying Out of Brooklyn" was published in 2007. During her entertainment career, she interviewed among many others, John Lennon, in one of his first interviews after he had splt from the Beatles. She represented a long list of performers, writers, artists, including Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jacqueline Bisset, Martin Landau, Tom Skerritt, Dear Abby, Rutger Hauer, Neil Diamond, John Denver, etc., etc. She lives in Los Angeles, but confesses to always being in a "New York state of mind." A political junkie, she is also passionate about environmental, animal and human rights issues.
Sown in Tears by Beverly Magid will have you gripped from the first sentence. This exciting, fast-paced novel takes all the elements of romance, family love, friendship, and loyalty and places them into the fascinating setting of a small Jewish settlement in Russia in 1905. – ChicLit.com
This gripping book opens with the scene of a raid on a Jewish village in Czarist Russia as local peasants unleash a torrent of violence against its occupants. The reader is thrust into the cruel world inhabited by Leah Peretz, the main protagonist, as she and her husband, Morris, struggle to protect their young children from the attackers.- American Jewish Library Association, Rebecca Jefferson
Sown in Tears is, more than anything, a story of survival during the most frightening, tragic, and sometimes unfathomable of conditions. Taking place in Russia in 1905, during the Russo-Japanese War, amid a fascinating and unexplored culture, Sown in Tears centers on a young wife and mother, Leah Peretz, who lives in the village of Koritz. – examiner.com, San Francisco