Jewish Values: Swindletop

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Publication Year: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
0 p.
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Texas history - specifically Jewish life in Galveston after the devestating hurricane of 1901 - is presented through a plot that just doesn't stop! An immigrant family is the focal point and through them, Ruby develops themes of finding opportunities in a new land and of building a Jewish community. There are several sub-plots involving an oil boom, a clairvoyant African-American boy, a mystery and a false accusation, and the aspirations of an independent-minded girl. The real life characters of Rabbi Henry Cohen and his wife, Molly, make appearances. Authentic details add to the appeal.
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ISBN: 
1571683933
Book ID: 
436
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No