I thoroughly enjoyed this look back into time. The author is an accomplished writer and story teller. There were times I chuckled but it was so insightful into the views of prejudices from so many different angles. I found some of the lessons timeless.
I loved this book. This is the story of a jewish family living in the south and is told with such love. not just very touching but also funny. Makes you laugh and cry at times. Very fast read.
What a fascinating glimpse of Jewish life in the South in the early 1900s.
A good read if you're interested in learning about the different cultures in our country.
"Like the store, which is practically a character in its own right, the people in The Jew Store linger in the mind." The New York Times Book Review
"A memoir that deserves praise not only as a sensitive portrait of the neglected merchant-immigrant families of the South but also for the wry, loving wit that Suberman brings to the craft of remembrance." The Journal of Southern History
Humorous, enjoyable story of a Jewish family and their store in 1920's Tennessee-I had never heard the term 'Jew Store' before-and wasn't sure what to expect. I found I really liked all of the characters, and their stories. I was a little disappointed at the end-but not to spoil it, I won't go into detail.
This was a great read. I really enjoyed it and I learned about a time period I did not know about. I would highly recommend this book.
Every Southern town had a "Jew Store". I never knew why or how one came to my little sleepy Southern town. Ms. Suberman has written a novel which uses a Jewish family to tell this story. The story of the family from its beginning in Russia to its isolation in a small Southern town is interesting enough to have a background for a fine novel, but the story of how the Jews picked someone to run and own a "Jew Store" would have made another fine novel. She has incorporated both in this entertaing book to make it a rewarding and entertaining experience. I enjoyed it and recommend it to others.
I emjoyed reading this book!