Her First American: A Novel by Lore Segal

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Her First American: A Novel

'“The most charming and the wittiest and the most admirable comedy of the year.” —NPR’s All Things Considered“A wonderful novel . . . Her First American is boldly comic and full of startling scenes—to read it is to be exhilarated. It’s also the kind of incredibly rich book that can make a reader pause and examine his beliefs about racism, religion, the Three Stooges, and most of all—America the amazing.” —People“[A] highly original mixture of drollery and catastrophe . . . Her First American sneaks up on you. What begins as the comic adventures of a greenhorn ends up distilling the ironies and poignancies of Jewish-Black relations in America.” —The New York Times Book Review“A quiet, funny, slyly affecting novel—one that always remains under delicate control while seeming to teeter on the edge of preciousness or sentimentality.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review“Lore Segal is . . . one of those rare people who combine art, eccentricity, honesty, and wisdom and who, by a change of tone, an altered inflection, produce such enchanting effects that the listener is swept along.” —Chicago Tribune“Charm, warmth, humor, and a completely unsentimental compassion are exactly what Segal provides in this bittersweet, idiosyncratic love story. . . . A truly original novel.” —Newsday'
'“The most charming and the wittiest and the most admirable comedy of the year.” —NPR’s All Things Considered“A wonderful novel . . . Her First American is boldly comic and full of startling scenes—to read it is to be exhilarated. It’s also the kind of incredibly rich book that can make a reader pause and examine his beliefs about racism, religion, the Three Stooges, and most of all—America the amazing.” —People“[A] highly original mixture of drollery and catastrophe . . . Her First American sneaks up on you. What begins as the comic adventures of a greenhorn ends up distilling the ironies and poignancies of Jewish-Black relations in America.” —The New York Times Book Review“A quiet, funny, slyly affecting novel—one that always remains under delicate control while seeming to teeter on the edge of preciousness or sentimentality.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review“Lore Segal is . . . one of those rare people who combine art, eccentricity, honesty, and wisdom and who, by a change of tone, an altered inflection, produce such enchanting effects that the listener is swept along.” —Chicago Tribune“Charm, warmth, humor, and a completely unsentimental compassion are exactly what Segal provides in this bittersweet, idiosyncratic love story. . . . A truly original novel.” —Newsday'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781497655003 Pages: 296