by Debra L. Schultz

Sweet & Bitter Marriage

A sensual novel in New Mexico’s desert

A multicultural, ethnic twist on the saga of westward expansion in the United States, The German Bride (Ballantine, $25) by Joanna Hershon tells the story of Eva Shein’s journey from a bourgeois Jewish girlhood in 1860s Berlin to the complexities of womanhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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