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Critical Praise

" A sparkling debut . . . A graceful novel with a strong sense of place, with vivid characters that are as Southern as the black-eyed peas they serve for Shabbat dinner, as Jewish as their homemade challah. "--Jewish Week"Mirvis evokes [orthodox Memphis] with compassion and telling detail. "--Detroit Free Press"Poignant, funny, sophisticated . . . The Orthodox answer to The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. "--Mademoiselle"Full of Verve and Chutzpah. . .Where Southern flavors meet Jewish sensibilities. . .Part cautionary tale, part comedy of manners . . .Mirvis writes lovingly of Jewish rituals. "--The New York Times Book Review