The matchmaker's gift / Lynda Cohen Loigman.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Bagley Public Library||LOI (Text)||33500013675640||New||In transit||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||LOI (Text)||33500013675632||New||Checked out||10/13/2022|
- ISBN: 9781250278098
- ISBN: 1250278090
- Physical Description: 306 pages : map ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.
"Is finding true love a calling or a curse? Even as a child in 1910, Sara Glikman knows her gift: she is a maker of matches and a seeker of soulmates. But among the pushcart-crowded streets of New York's Lower East Side, Sara's vocation is dominated by devout older men-men who see a talented female matchmaker as a dangerous threat to their traditions and livelihood. After making matches in secret for more than a decade, Sara must fight to take her rightful place among her peers, and to demand the recognition she deserves. Two generations later, Sara's granddaughter, Abby, is a successful Manhattan divorce attorney, representing the city's wealthiest clients. When her beloved Grandma Sara dies, Abby inherits her collection of handwritten journals recording the details of Sara's matches. But among the faded volumes, Abby finds more questions than answers. Why did Abby's grandmother leave this library to her and what did she hope Abby would discover within its pages? Why does the work Abby once found so compelling suddenly feel inconsequential and flawed? Is Abby willing to sacrifice the career she's worked so hard for in order to keep her grandmother's mysterious promise to a stranger? And is there really such a thing as love at first sight?"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 August #1
In her latest historical-fiction outing, Loigman crafts dual stories across the twentieth century. In the 1910s, readers follow the exploits of Sara Glikman, a recently arrived Russian Jewish immigrant who has a special gift for matchmaking, even at age 10. Hers are love matches, and her work is admired by those she helps. Still, she must keep her matches a secret from the gatekeeping shadchanim (traditional, male Jewish matchmakers). In 1994, the reader meets Abby, Sara's granddaughter. Abby is a divorce attorney whose powerful clients rely on her to make their prenups and breakups run smoothly. After Sara's death, Abby finds herself reevaluating her life's work and her purpose in the world. Suddenly, matchmaking seems much less fantastical than it did when she was a girl. Loigman's thorough exploration of turn-of-the-century, Jewish immigrant culture and her smooth transitions into the 1990s give the reader a full and satisfying picture of Manhattan across the twentieth century. The details are painstaking but never tedious, and the relationships are exciting, sincere, and beautiful. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
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