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by Rhea Kohan

eBook Hand-Me-downs epub
  • ISBN: 0436235803
  • Author: Rhea Kohan
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House; Book Club Ed edition (1980)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • ePUB size: 1989 kb
  • FB2 size 1256 kb
  • Formats mobi mbr azw mobi


Hand-Me-downs Hardcover – Import, 1980. i read this book over and over and relate to the characters. one of the best books written ever about the struggles of a jewish family,any family,it's about love,and finding peace,a must read you'll regret not reading.

Hand-Me-downs Hardcover – Import, 1980. by. Rhea Kohan (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A narrative of an uncommon Jewish family in Los Angeles centers on the Polish-born Malka and her granddaughter, Marilyn.

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Rhea Kohan (née Arnold) is an American writer, author of the novels Save Me a Seat (1979) and Hand-Me-Downs (1980). Born Rhea Arnold, Kohan grew up in a traditional Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was a school principal who moonlighted as head of the local yeshiva. She studied chemistry in college. She is the wife of Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and composer, Buz Kohan, and mother of twins Jono and David, and Jenji Kohan.

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It begins in Poland, where an ambitious woman named Malka is misunderstood by her family and her community.

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The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far.

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Kohan's dialogue crackles; there are some marvelous originals (including a shrewd, Yiddish-accented Greek chorus in Lenny's mother); and there's a breadth of scale which admits both irony and hilarity, as giant passions are forced to play on a stage of Muppets Kohan (Save Me a Seat, 1979) is gaining in control and stature.

It begins in Poland, where an ambitious woman named Malka is misunderstood by her family and her community. Forced to marry a man that she does not love, Malka tries to make the most of the hand that she has been dealt. She has a number of children, looking to them for vindication of her ambitions. Unfortunately, Malka has a side of her that is cold and calculating, some might even say evil. When she migrates to Los Angeles with her husband and children, she sees her dreams and hopes vanish before her very eyes. One by one her children disappear from her life, with the exception of Helen, whom Malka neglected and ignored her entire life, having deemed her to be ordinary
Comments: (4)
Xanzay
i read this book over and over and relate to the characters.one of the best books written ever about the struggles of a jewish family,any family,it's about love,and finding peace,a must read you'll regret not reading
Celen
This is a novel the will keep the reader turning its pages. First published in 1980, the author received glowing reviews, and the book became a Literary Guild selection. I read it shortly after it was published and remember having enjoyed it then. I recently pulled it off my book shelf and decided to read it again. Am I ever glad that I did, as I enjoyed just as much the second time around. Time has not diminished this well-written novel in terms of its power to entertain the reader.

This book is a multi-generational family saga. It begins in Poland, where an ambitious woman named Malka is misunderstood by her family and her community. Forced to marry a man that she does not love, Malka tries to make the most of the hand that she has been dealt. She has a number of children, looking to them for vindication of her ambitions.

Unfortunately, Malka has a side of her that is cold and calculating, some might even say evil. When she migrates to America with her husband and children, she sees her dreams and hopes vanish before her very eyes. One by one her children disappear from her life, with the exception of Helen, whom Malka neglected and ignored her entire life, having deemed her to be ordinary.

Helen gets married to a man named Lenny and has three daughters, one of whom reminds her of her mother. This daughter, Marilyn, is reminiscent of Malka in many ways. She is also definitely a Daddy's girl and knows how to play her father like a fiddle, much to Helen's growing consternation. Helen, however, is more like her mother Malka than she realizes. This does not bode well for a warm mother/daughter relationship. There is a deep disaffection between these two. The book details the odd relationship between Helen and Marilyn, as well as the relationship that Helen has with each of her other two daughters, Phyllis and Natalie. It shows how Helen, as did Malka, would stop at nothing to achieve her ambitions. It also shows how Marilyn comes to terms with being who she is.

The book is a funny, clever, and totally enjoyable, bittersweet novel, which details the ups and downs of this crazy, mixed up family that is like so many other families.
Silverbrew
I purchased this book in 1981 -read and re-read it countless times but eventually forgot about it. While cleaning out my closet I found my well-worn paperback copy...sat down and started reading...amazing how much of the book I still know by heart.
Wonderful characters - a Jewish family starting with the story of the matriarch, Malka and her children -primarily her daughter Helen, and granddaughter, Marilyn. Both like Malka in many ways.
The book is hilarious and sad as well. It feels like real life and definitely has that late 1970s vibe going on as most of the story takes place in the Los Angeles area. The minor characters are as compelling as the main characters with my favorite being Yuspeh, Helen's live in mother-in-law who observes the soap opera and delivers tidbits of advice.
This is definitely a great vacation read! Wish it was on Kindle!!!
Rgia
This is a novel the will keep the reader turning its pages. First published in 1980, the author received glowing reviews, and the book became a Literary Guild selection. I read it shortly after it was published and remember having enjoyed it then. I recently pulled it off my book shelf and decided to read it again. Am I ever glad that I did, as I enjoyed just as much the second time around. Time has not diminished this well-written novel in terms of its power to entertain the reader.
This book is a multi-generational family saga. It begins in Poland, where an ambitious woman named Malka is misunderstood by her family and her community. Forced to marry a man that she does not love, Malka tries to make the most of the hand that she has been dealt. She has a number of children, looking to them for vindication of her ambitions. Unfortunately, Malka has a side of her that is cold and calculating, some might even say evil. When she migrates to America with her husband and children, she sees her dreams and hopes vanish before her very eyes. One by one her children disappear from her life, with the exception of Helen, whom Malka neglected and ignored her entire life, having deemed her to be ordinary.
Helen gets married to a man named Lenny and has three daughters, one of whom reminds her of her mother. This daughter, Marilyn, is reminiscent of Malka in many ways. She is also definitely a Daddy's girl and knows how to play her father like a fiddle, much to Helen's growing consternation. Helen, however, is more like her mother Malka than she realizes. This does not bode well for a warm mother/daughter relationship. There is a deep disaffection between these two. The book details the odd relationship between Helen and Marilyn, as well as the relationship that Helen has with each of her other two daughters, Phyllis and Natalie. It shows how Helen, as did Malka, would stop at nothing to achieve her ambitions. It also shows how Marilyn comes to terms with being who she is.
The book is a funny, clever, and totally enjoyable, bittersweet novel, which details the ups and downs of this crazy, mixed up family that is like so many other families.
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