The World Outside

The World Outside

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Seventeen year old Chanie Altman lives the protected life of a Lubavitcher Hasidic girl in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, in 1991. Religion is the most important aspect of her life, and, like other Lubavitcher girls, she is expected to attend a seminary and to marry as soon as she graduates from high school. But Chanie has a beautiful voice and dreams of becoming an opera singer, a profession forbidden to a Hasidic girl. When she meets David, a non Hasidic Jewish boy, he opens the portals to the world outside her fundamentalist community. The Crown Heights riots break out, and the Lubavitchers are put under siege by their African American neighbors. A tragedy occurs. Will Chanie stay in the fundamentalist community she has always known in a life that has been prescribed for her, or will she leave it behind to follow her dreams?
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Tundra Books,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780887769818
Branch Call Number: YF WIS NVD
Characteristics: 232 pages ; 20 cm


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Apr 22, 2014

I thought this book has a very interesting topic. The main reason I only gave this book 3 stars is because it didn't have very much emotion. I found it very emotionless and dry. With such a strong topic, you would think it would have more emotion but it really doesn't. All in all, I thought it to be a good book :)

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