Naomi Ragen is a beloved and bestselling author of books about Jewish women, which have earned her a worldwide following. An American, she has lived in Jerusalem for more than thirty years, where she also writes for the Jerusalem Post.
An American who has lived in Jerusalem for decades and has been voted one of Israel’s most popular novelists, Ragen here offers the story of sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss, who grow up in an ultra-Orthodox family in 1950s Brooklyn. Caught leading a secret life after she begins questioning the strictures of her upbringing, Rose guiltily agrees to an arranged marriage, then defies her family so boldly that all ties are cut. Decades later, Rose’s niece Rivka learns about the family black sheep and seeks her out.