The Little Bride

by Anna Solomon

The Little Bride

Paperback, 314 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $15 | purchase

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Tells the story of a sixteen-year-old Russian Jewish mail-order bride who finds herself stranded in the prairies of South Dakota married to a man twice her age and falling in love with her nineteen-year-old step-son.

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Hardly Heroic: 3 Flagrantly Flawed Main Characters

In this intense, sensual, intricately written book, Minna Losk is a Jewish mail-order bride transported from Odessa to bleak 19th-century South Dakota. To secure her ticket, Minna has passed tests of industriousness and kindness. But she is 16 and finds herself married to a much older and strictly Orthodox farmer whose son is the only adolescent male for a good 100 miles. They all live together in a one-room sod hut with barely any food. It's easy to condemn Minna for lusting after her

Julie Wu

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