!!> KINDLE ❄ Sister of Mine ❁ Author Sabra Waldfogel – 1sm.info

Sister of Mine Sister of Mine explores a rarely discussed part of the Antebellum South the Jewish community, many of whom were wealthy slaveholders Through the lives of Adelaide Mannheim and her sister Rachel who is her slave, we get an intimate look at slavery s destructiveness Both women are severely limited by society s laws and expectations We see the pervasive cognitive dissonance of Adelaide s friends and family who recite the Jewish prayers and remembrances of when the Jews were slaves in Egypt and Sister of Mine explores a rarely discussed part of the Antebellum South the Jewish community, many of whom were wealthy slaveholders Through the lives of Adelaide Mannheim and her sister Rachel who is her slave, we get an intimate look at slavery s destru Listened to the audio book I feel this is one of those times when the audio book was better The narrator was one of the best that I ve heard. It s not perfect, but I m giving it five because of how interesting I found it.Also posted HERE.This is an epic sort of story, one that seemed to take me a while to read, but one I m very glad I did Dealing with slavery and sisterhood in the lead up and duration of the US Civil War in the mid nineteenth century, Sister of Mine is told from the perspective of two young Southern women, one the daughter of a rich Jewish landowner in Georgia, and the other her slave and secret half sister.If yo It s not perfect, but I m giving it five because of how int Slavery from the owners point of viewThis book is a mess The author has researched Jewish chattel slave owners in the US but does not seem to have studied slavery from the pov of the enslaved.The characters don t behave in realistic ways This feels like white guilt wrote a book. Well writtenThe story pulled me along until the two sisters end up with the same man Then it was strangeI also didnt think so much sexual details was necessary for the story Would have been better without it. My thoughts Daughter of a Jewish cotton planter, Adelaide develops a friendship with her young personal maid, Rachel Mordecai Mannheim fathered the half sisters born to different mothers, one Jewish, the other a black slave The girls became friends, and Adelaide taught Rachel how to read and do numbers Forbidden to slaves, Rachel s reading and numbers became her advantage as time passed The Civil War is well researched Varied, but believable characters make up the substance of this book L My thoughts Daughter of a Jewish cotton planter, Adelaide develops a friendship with her young personal maid, Rachel Mordecai Mannheim fathered the half sisters born to different mothers, one Jewish, the other a black slave The girls became friends, and Adelaide taught Rachel how to read and do numbers Forbidden to slaves, Rachel s reading and numbers became her advantage as time passed The Civil War is well researched Varied, but believable characters make up the substance of this book Life in the mid 1800s is so well delineated that through reading this book, details were realistic and authentic Civil War history is one of my favorite topics, and this book satisfied my interest on numerous levels.Relationships became tempestuous and intense as forbidden activities develop between main characters Although I found the book to be a bit slow at times, it is intriguing, passionate and complex If you love Civil War tales, this one Contains spoilers A complex and layered story that drew me in to the point where I couldn t put the book down What happens when emotions come in conflict with a system that rationalizes and perpetuates a cruel and inhumane practice Can you be enslaved and yet allow yourself to love and commit in a world where you cannot call your body your own It amazed me that a first time author, Sabra Waldfogel could weave these strands together so well and create a story that s both moving and distur Contains spoilers A complex and layered story that drew me in to the point where I couldn t put the book down What happens when emotions come in conflict with a system that rationalizes and perpetuates a cruel and inhumane practice Can you be enslaved and yet allow yourself to love and commit in a world where you cannot call your body your own It When Two Union Soldiers Stumble Onto A Plantation In Northern Georgia On A Warm May Day In 1864, The Last Thing They Expect Is To See The Union Flag Flying High Or To Be Greeted By A Group Of Freed Slaves And Their Jewish Mistress Little Do They Know That This Place Has An Unusual History.Twelve Years Prior, Adelaide Mannheim Daughter Of Mordecai, The Only Jewish Planter In The County Was Given Her Own Maid, A Young Slave Named Rachel The Two Became Friends, And Soon They Discovered A Secret Mordecai Was Rachel S Father, Too.As The Country Moved Toward War, Adelaide And Rachel Struggled To Navigate Their Newfound Sisterhood From Love And Resentment To Betrayal And, Ultimately, Forgiveness.Now, Facing These Union Soldiers As General Sherman Advances Nearer, Their Bond Is Put To The Ultimate Test Will The Plantation Be Spared Or Will Everything They Ve Lived For Be LostRevised Edition Previously Published As Slave And Sister, This Edition Of Sister Of Mine A Novel Includes Editorial Revisions Read it for a book club Didn t find it particularly interesting as I am not into softcore porn, and it was full of stereotypes The white women were all frigid and the black women represented sexual desire The slave women did not h Points for great story line, characters, and historical accuracy It was good until it got to some R rated scenes and because of that I decided to stop reading it I only read about ten percent Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.


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