Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Frankly Feminist” “Short Stories by Jewish Women From Lilith Magazine” Edited by Susan Weidman Schneider and Yona Zeldis McDonough, Brandeis University Press. On Tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours

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Susan Weidman Schneider and Yona Zeldis McDonough have edited a unique treasure of stories written by Jewish Women, in “Frankly Feminist” “Short Stories by Jewish Women from Lilith Magazine” This is such an intriguing and captivating selection of stories from the twenty first century. Many Jewish traditions from around the world are mentioned.

This is a well organized and thought out presentation by topic from known and new authors. I love this idea of having short stories when you feel like reading one, and I think this is one way of being introduced to many authors, and getting a taste of their style, and their point of view. There are different emotions, and different themes.

In “Unveiling” by Rachelle Rosett, Iris is thinking that it is one year since her husband has passed away, and Melora mentions that at the unveiling, perhaps Iris will meet someone. Melora presents her with a gift to have her hair done, get waxed and be prepared. On the other hand, Iris is still mourning her husband, and has many emotions.This is so thought-provoking and heartfelt. Also this is just one story.

I enjoyed so many of the stories, and highly recommend this book. It would be an excellent holiday gift!

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