Jewish Values: Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa

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Publication Year: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
200 p.
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Emily Goldberg first meets her Puerto Rican mother's family at the funeral of her grandmother. Her mother and her family have been estranged since she married Emily's Jewish father. Emily stays on with her mother after the funeral and gets to know her relatives and the culture of middle class Puerto Ricans, which is rather different from her own. The writing style is colloquial, filled with teenage jargon and references to teen life style. Lacking in any depth of characterization, this may appeal to girls who like chick lit. It is remarkably similar in theme and narrative style to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, but the Jewish elements are much less important and the point of view is more personal.
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ISBN: 
1-59514-081-6
Book ID: 
1066
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No
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