Thursday, April 25, 2019

Book Beginning: Yeshiva Girl by Rachel Mankowitz



I was fifteen and a half years old when my father was arrested.
-- Yeshiva Girl by Rachel Mankowitz. That's an attention grabber!

This timely story of a teacher accused of sexual impropriety with a student stands out for being told from the point of view of his daughter -- who believes the accusations.

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.


The adults finished two bottles of wine with lunch and then started on the Johnny Walker Black over dessert. I drank diet soda and Rivky poured a galss of water onto her plate until the roasted red potatoes looked like islands.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Those roasted red potatoes surrounded with water sound interesting, but not appetising! Ugh!

Yvonne said...

This sounds like a really good book. I'll have to add it to my list.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Thanks for bringing this book to my attention.

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

How old is Rivky and why pour water on to a plate of potatoes? I'm intrigued. My Friday Quotes are here

Kathy Martin said...

That is an intriguing beginning. This week I am spotlighting Pit Perfect Murder by Renee George which is a mashup of a lot of my favorite genres. Happy reading!

Roberta said...

That beginning really grabs my attention. Also fascinating that it is told from the daughter's point of view. Heaps of potential for conflicted emotions.

fredamans said...

Sounds like some people are really letting loose in your 56! :-) I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

Nicki J. Markus / Asta Idonea said...

Sounds like it's told from an interesting viewpoint.

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