Book Reviews of Almonds and Raisins (Almonds and Raisins, Bk 1)

Almonds and Raisins (Almonds and Raisins, Bk 1)
Almonds and Raisins - Almonds and Raisins, Bk 1
Author: Maisie Mosco
ISBN-13: 9780061001420
ISBN-10: 0061001422
Publication Date: 1/1991
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Almonds and Raisins (Almonds and Raisins, Bk 1) on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The families are as different as night and day. The outgoing Sandbergs are from Russia. The bookish Moritzes are from Austria. They meet in England before the First World War and form a strong, fiery friendship that would shape the destinies for three generations.
From world war to depression, from sweatshops to mansions, through times of love, faith, and betrayal they pour their sweat, blood and lives into one dream; their beloved children and their everlasting future.
reviewed Almonds and Raisins (Almonds and Raisins, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The story presents two different Jewish culture experiences in the Moritz and Sandberg backgrounds, and yet it seems that being Jewish is a common denominator that makes these two families friends despite the differences. I got so involved with the story of the two families and the conflict of later Jewish vs Gentile culture that I was dismayed to find that the story had ended. I can only hope that the thread is picked up in the next book so I can find out what decision Nathan made.
reviewed Almonds and Raisins (Almonds and Raisins, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
We've had this book for a long time. The pages are intact and the book is readable, but the book has some moderate signs of age.