And the Bridge is Love

Faye Moskowitz’s AND THE BRIDGE IS LOVE (Beacon Press, 1991, $17.95), is a collection of non-fiction essays about life in Michigan during the Depression. Drawing on the constant alienation she experienced growing up as a Jew in a non-Jewish area, Moskowitz shares the intimate details of her family’s intergenerational conflicts. In a series of vignettes, enchanting in their simplicity, Moskowitz stays close to the emotional bone, most pointedly when she writes about her daughter’s impending marriage.

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