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The Resource The beauty queen of Jerusalem, Sarit Yishai-Levi ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris

The beauty queen of Jerusalem, Sarit Yishai-Levi ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris

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The beauty queen of Jerusalem
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The beauty queen of Jerusalem
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Sarit Yishai-Levi ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"The #1 International Best Seller! The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold, and the ties that bind four generations of women. Gabriela's mother Luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though her famed beauty and charm seem to be reserved for everyone but her daughter. Ever since Gabriela can remember, she and Luna have struggled to connect. But when tragedy strikes, Gabriela senses there's more to her mother than painted nails and lips. Desperate to understand their relationship, Gabriela pieces together the stories of her family's previous generations -- from Great-Grandmother Mercada the renowned healer, to Grandma Rosa who cleaned houses for the English, to Luna who had the nicest legs in Jerusalem. But as she uncovers shocking secrets, forbidden romances, and the family curse that links the women together, Gabriela must face a past and present far more complex than she ever imagined. Set against the Golden Age of Hollywood, the dark days of World War II, and the swinging '70s, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem follows generations of unforgettable women as they forge their own paths through times of dramatic change. With great humor and heart, Sarit Yishai-Levi has given us a powerful story of love and forgiveness -- and the unexpected and enchanting places we find each"--
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"The #1 International Best Seller! The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold, and the ties that bind four generations of women. Gabriela's mother Luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though her famed beauty and charm seem to be reserved for everyone but her daughter. Ever since Gabriela can remember, she and Luna have struggled to connect. But when tragedy strikes, Gabriela senses there's more to her mother than painted nails andlips. Desperate to understand their relationship, Gabriela pieces together the stories of her family's previous generations -- from Great-Grandmother Mercada the renowned healer, to Grandma Rosa who cleaned houses for the English, to Luna who had the nicest legs in Jerusalem. But as she uncovers shocking secrets, forbidden romances, and the family curse that links the women together, Gabriela must face a past and present far more complex than she ever imagined. Set against the Golden Age of Hollywood, the dark days of World War II, and the swinging '70s, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem follows generations of unforgettable women as they forge their own paths through times of dramatic change. With great humor and heart, Sarit Yishai-Levi has given us a powerful story of love and forgiveness -- and the unexpected and enchanting places we find each"--
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10481460
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Yishai-Levi, Sarit
Dewey number
892.43/7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Hebrew
Literary form
novels
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Berris, Anthony
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True
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Jewish
  • Jerusalem
Target audience
adult
Label
The beauty queen of Jerusalem, Sarit Yishai-Levi ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn918994705
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781250078162
Lccn
2015048257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994705
Label
The beauty queen of Jerusalem, Sarit Yishai-Levi ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris
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
ocn918994705
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781250078162
Lccn
2015048257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994705

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