The Saturday Wife

The Saturday Wife

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Baker & Taylor
Beautiful, materialistic Delilah Levy, married to a young rabbi, finds her life beginning to unravel because of the incessant demands of her husband's congregation, her faith, and her life, and the temptations of the modern world. By the author of The Covenant. Reader's Guide available. 75,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
With more than half a million copies of her novels sold, Naomi Ragen has connected with the hearts of readers as well as reviewers who have met her work with unanimous praise. In The Saturday Wife, Ragen utilizes her fluid writing style--rich with charm and detail--to break new ground as she harnesses satire to expose a world filled with contradiction.
Beautiful, blonde, materialistc Delilah Levy steps into a life she could have never imagined when in a moment of panic she decides to marry a sincere Rabbinical student. But the reality of becoming a paragon of virtue for a demanding and hypocritical congregation leads sexy Delilah into a vortex of shocking choices which spiral out of comtrol into a catastrophe which is as sadly believeable as it is wildly amusing.
Told with immense warmth, fascinating insight, and wicked humor, The Saturday Wife depicts the pitched and often losing battle of all of us as we struggle to hold on to our faith and our values amid the often delicious temptations of the modern world.


Holtzbrinck
With more than half a million copies of her novels sold, Naomi Ragen has connected with the hearts of readers as well as reviewers who have met her work with unanimous praise. In The Saturday Wife, Ragen utilizes her fluid writing style--rich with charm and detail--to break new ground as she harnesses satire to expose a world filled with contradiction.
Beautiful, blonde, materialistc Delilah Levy steps into a life she could have never imagined when in a moment of panic she decides to marry a sincere Rabbinical student. But the reality of becoming a paragon of virtue for a demanding and hypocritical congregation leads sexy Delilah into a vortex of shocking choices which spiral out of comtrol into a catastrophe which is as sadly believeable as it is wildly amusing.
Told with immense warmth, fascinating insight, and wicked humor, The Saturday Wife depicts the pitched and often losing battle of all of us as we struggle to hold on to our faith and our values amid the often delicious temptations of the modern world.


Blackwell North Amer
Delilah Levi is a social climber who spent her adolescence dreaming or turning her blond good looks into a brilliant match, as did her mother. But when fate intervenes in the form of a sincere, but not overly bright, rabbinical student, she decides, disastrously, to become "The" rabbi's wife. Her husband is posted to an affluent suburban, modern Orthodox synagogue, and Delilah befriends the fabulously wealthy Joie Shammanov, who introduces her to a world of material excess that rivals her wildest daydreams. When the demands of a hypocritical board and unbearable congregants finally push her over the edge, the consequences set in motion a social tornado that sweeps everything in its path.

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& Taylor

Beautiful, materialistic Delilah Levy, married to a young rabbi, finds her life beginning to unravel because of the temptations of the modern world and the incessant demands of her husband's congregation, her faith, and her life.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312352387
0312352387
9780312352394
Characteristics: viii, 292 p. ; 25 cm

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JCLHelenH Aug 23, 2011

If you liked the characterization of the mother in "The Nanny Diaries" you might like reading this too.

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