The Invisible Wall

The Invisible Wall

A Love Story That Broke Barriers

eBook - 2007
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The narrow street where Harry Bernstein grew up, in a small English mill town, was identical to countless other streets in countless other working-class neighborhoods of the early 1900s, except for the "invisible wall" that ran down its center, dividing Jewish families on one side from Christian families on the other. On the eve of World War I, Harry's family struggles to make ends meet. His father earns little money at the Jewish tailoring shop and brings home even less, preferring to spend his wages drinking and gambling. Harry's mother, devoted to her children and fiercely resilient, survives on her dreams: new shoes that might secure Harry's admission to a fancy school; that her daughter might marry the local rabbi; that the entire family might one day go to America. Then Harry's older sister does the unthinkable: she falls in love with a Christian boy from across the street.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781299060487
129906048X
9780345497352
034549735X
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 297 pages)

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muffin0321
Jan 26, 2015

An excellent read, flowed well, an kept my interest. I felt like I was there in the moment. Highly recommend.

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MElaineMilanMerry
Jun 05, 2013

Wonderful writing, and easily flows. The reader really begins to empathize with Harry and his sister, who dealt with the orneriest father. Would also recommend his book "The Dream"; by the time you're reading that, you'll be able to predict his father's responses to things and you'll have become emotionally invested in these children's lives. His character development is very strong.

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Minnetonka_Library
Apr 11, 2009

Awesome Book!

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