The Books of Rachel Author:Joel Gross Dramatic, richly detailed saga of a Jewish family that spans five centuries. The orgins of the modern diamond industry, the Inquisition in Spain, the beauty of Venicein of the 17th century, and a pilgrimage across 19th century Palestine are part of the backdrop for this sweeping novel of family, passion, and faith. — In every generation there is ... more »one,and only one, Rachel. After the death of a Rachel, the next baby girl born to the family is given the name, and her legacy - a flawless 60-carat white diamond that travels over the centuries from India through many countries and finally New York.
It is the story of the courage and spirit handed down frome one bearer of the name to the next, and the family history of this name as well that spand continents and centuries.« less
I read this book many years ago for the first time and it has been one of the few books I have kept and re-read.
It is engrossing and touching with such historical accuracy it feels as if you there in the story.
I hope others enjoy it as much as I did.