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Tova Mirvis

Biography

Tova Mirvis

Tova Mirvis is the author of the memoir THE BOOK OF SEPARATION, as well as three novels: VISIBLE CITY, THE OUTSIDE WORLD and THE LADIES AUXILIARY, which was a national bestseller. Her essays have appeared in various newspapers, including The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe Magazine and Poets and Writers, and her fiction has been broadcast on National Public Radio. She lives in Newton, MA with her family.

Books by Tova Mirvis

by Tova Mirvis - Memoir, Nonfiction

Born and raised in a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish family, Tova Mirvis committed herself to observing the rules and rituals prescribed by this way of life. She married a man from within the fold and quickly began a family. But over the years, her doubts became noisier than her faith, and at age 40 she could no longer breathe in what had become a suffocating existence. Even though it would mean the loss of her friends, her community and possibly even her family, Tova decides to leave her husband and her faith. This will mean forging a new way of life not just for herself, but for her children, who are struggling with what the divorce and her new status as “not Orthodox” mean for them.

by Tova Mirvis - Fiction

Nina is a harried young mother who spends her evenings spying on the older couple across the street, drawn to their quiet contentment. One night, through that same window, she spies a young couple in the throes of passion. In the coming weeks, Nina encounters the older couple, their daughter and her fiancé, and many others on the streets of her Upper West Side neighborhood, eroding the safe distance of her secret vigils.