Still waiting for the cover to be unveiled.
The Little Bride
By Anna Solomon
Expected publication-early September 2011
This is the novel, that I am anticipating to read in September. I heard quite a buzz, at BEA. I am sitting on pins and needles in the anticipation of this one. I have not read many books that take place in the midwest, during the 1800's, and the characters are Jewish. I am very excited as you can tell.
The Story:When 16-year-old Minna Losk journeys from Odessa to America as a mail-order bride, she dreams of a young, wealthy husband, a handsome townhouse, and freedom from physical labor and pogroms. But her husband Max turns out to be twice her age, rigidly Orthodox, and living in a one-room sod hut in South Dakota with his two teenage sons. The country is desolate, the work treacherous. Most troubling, Minna finds herself increasingly attracted to her older stepson. As a brutal winter closes in, the family’s limits are tested, and Minna, drawing on strengths she barely knows she has, is forced to confront her despair, as well as her desire.
Here is the author's website, Anna Solomon