by Sally Berkovic


In her new novel Sapphires, Sara Dowse shows great promise as a writer who may yet write a Jewish women’s novel infused with deeper Jewish sources. Dowse begins with a lovely account of Evelyn Hazelwood recalling her grandmother reading the Tzena U’rena (Yiddish translation of the Bible with commentaries) and the tale of a young girl hiding precious gems.

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