Book Reviews of The Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary
Author: Tova Mirvis
ISBN-13: 9780345441263
ISBN-10: 0345441265
Publication Date: 9/5/2000
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
The Ladies Auxiliary is told from the point of view of an entire community - sentences beginning with "we." It's unusual, but it works. The arrival of a new family, made up of a widow and her young daughter, to the insular orthodox Jewish community in Memphis, TN shakes up that very community. It's a story about loss, belonging, and people who just don't fit the mold. It's well worth a read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This one was on my keeper shelf for a long time before I decided to share it--it is a lot of fun!
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Helpful Score: 1
I am so glad that I stuck with this book because, for me, it was a slow-starter. Once I became familiar with the rich cast of characters, I couldn't put it down! It took me a week to read the first three chapters, then a day to read the rest! I loved learning about Orthadox Judiasm. I grew up Catholic, so understand many of the ritualistic behaviors and mannerisms that Tova Mirvis wove into her story. Though-provoking and inspiring.
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Helpful Score: 1
I simply loved this fish-out-of-water story. Mirvis GETS the Orthodox way and the difficulties of fitting in while still being apart -- and what happens when someone who legitimately ought to fit in just can't.
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Helpful Score: 1
Really enjoyed this book, as a WASP, I loved the peek inside the daily lives of Orthodox Jewish women, wow, what alot of work.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great book. If you are a fan of Naomi Ragen, you'll like this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book club read.
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Helpful Score: 1
As an Orthodox woman, I found this book rather obnoxious. It's a shame, too, because the author is a good writer and her theme was an interesting one. I would love to have seen what could have been done with it had she not resorted to stereotypical characters and unlikely and inaccurate incidents to move her plot along.
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I loved this book when I read it a few years back. It is the perfect book about a young free-spirited woman moving into an orthodox Jewish conclave and encountering all sorts of stumbling blocks to acceptance. It is fascinating to see the orthodox group of women and their teenage daughters in this community from the inside also. A fun and fascinating read.
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Includes group reading discussion guide in the back.
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Wonderful storytelling. Very compelling. Since I come from a small town, and grew up a member of a close-knit church group, I could really relate to this book.
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A look at Jewish culture in Memphis, TN. from the viewpoint of it's women
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very slow moving and boring
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very slow moving