This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah's struggle towards independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share. Compelling and beautifully written, Bread Givers is an essential historical work with enduring relevance.
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About the Author
Anzia Yezierska was born in Poland and came to the Lower East Side of New York with her family when she was nine years old. By the 1920s she had risen out of poverty and become a successful writer of stories, novels, and an autobiography, Red Ribbon on a White Horse.
About the Narrator
Gabra Zackman is an actress, author, and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University. A classically trained actress, she has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.