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Judy Brown
Judy Brown (pen name, Eishes Chayil) was raised in a world of Chassidic schools, synagogues, and summer camps and is a direct descendant of some of the major founders and leaders in the Chassidic world. She received her MFA from Bar Ilan University in Israel, and has been a writer of both Jewish... show more

Judy Brown (pen name, Eishes Chayil) was raised in a world of Chassidic schools, synagogues, and summer camps and is a direct descendant of some of the major founders and leaders in the Chassidic world. She received her MFA from Bar Ilan University in Israel, and has been a writer of both Jewish fiction and non-fiction for over 10 years. She lives in New York City with her three children.
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Debra E's Never-Ending TBR
Debra E's Never-Ending TBR rated it 7 years ago
This book just didn't work for me. The first half was excrutiatingly slow, told in an alternating timeline of the narrator at 9 years old and at 17 years old. There was such an information dump about Hasidic history and culture in the first part of the book that it felt disjointed and unfocused an...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 9 years ago
Hush is presented as a fictionalization that combines several incidents from the author's childhood. While the book attempts to shed light on the culture of secrecy within certain Orthodox Jewish communities, and to expose that human evils such as incest and rape do occur within their carefully shel...
Dichotomygirl
Dichotomygirl rated it 9 years ago
This was a good, if painful book, that brought out a myriad of emotions; Frustration, anxiety, sadness, as it explored themes of abuse, guilt, anger and fear in a strict religious environment.It was a bit difficult in the beginning as their are alot of Jewish terms, but it is definitely worth stick...
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it 9 years ago
It took me about 3 times longer to read this book than it should have taken, not because of the book just because I have not had more than 20 minutes to read in any given day for the past week. I feel a little like I did when I gave a not-so-glowing review to The Secret Holocaust Diaries that is th...
Dianne
Dianne rated it 9 years ago
1.99 9/2/12 has anyone read this yet
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