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The Resource Modern girls, Jennifer S. Brown

Modern girls, Jennifer S. Brown

Label
Modern girls
Title
Modern girls
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer S. Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A dazzling debut novel set in New York City's Jewish immigrant community in 1935 ... How was it that out of all the girls in the office, I was the one to find myself in this situation? This didn't happen to nice Jewish girls. In 1935, Dottie Krasinsky is the epitome of the modern girl. A bookkeeper in Midtown Manhattan, Dottie steals kisses from her steady beau, meets her girlfriends for drinks, and eyes the latest fashions. Yet at heart, she is a dutiful daughter, living with her Yiddish-speaking parents on the Lower East Side. So when, after a single careless night, she finds herself in a family way by a charismatic but unsuitable man, she is desperate: unwed, unsure, and running out of options. After the birth of five children--and twenty years as a housewife--Dottie's immigrant mother, Rose, is itching to return to the social activism she embraced as a young woman. With strikes and breadlines at home and National Socialism rising in Europe, there is much more important work to do than cooking and cleaning. So when she realizes that she, too, is pregnant, she struggles to reconcile her longings with her faith. As mother and daughter wrestle with unthinkable choices, they are forced to confront their beliefs, the changing world, and the fact that their lives will never again be the same ..."--
Member of
Summary
In 1935, Dottie Krasinsky is the epitome of the modern girl, but finding herself in a family way by an unsuitable man, she is desperate to wed, just as her mother Rose's desire to return to social activism is stalled by her own pregnancy
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10471121
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Jennifer S.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.R6987
LC item number
M63 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lariat Reading List 2017
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Jewish women
  • Life change events
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Jewish women
  • Life change events
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
Modern girls, Jennifer S. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932618712
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780451477125
Lccn
2015041939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932618712
Label
Modern girls, Jennifer S. Brown
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932618712
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780451477125
Lccn
2015041939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932618712

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