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Author: Cynthia Freeman
Proud, passionate, yearning for life, they came from the Lower East Side to the glittering heights of San Francisco.  A family in search of the American dream. — JACOB -- whose newfound wealth couldn't bring him peace. — SARA -- who sacrificed her daughter in the name of love. — SHLOMO -- who paid the price for keeping the family's dis...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553196443
ISBN-10: 0553196448
Publication Date: 5/1/1991
Pages: 595
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Kibi avatar reviewed Portraits on + 582 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
We read this book while we were out to dinner, rather than talk to each other! , December 8, 2005
Reviewer: Cyndy B "Annie's Mom" (Newark, DE USA)

Such a good read. Twenty years ago, my sister and I read this book over dinner at a local burger place. We didn't even talk, we just patiently waited for each other to finish a section so the other one could read it. We still read it when we visit each other's house. A wonderful, heartbreaking and inspirational story that is thick with character development. Love it, love it, love it!

My favorite book!, February 28, 2003
Reviewer: A reader

This is the best book I have ever read. I first read it when I was 19 years old and all the girls in my office were passing it around. I am 41 years old and have been recommending this book for years. It's a wonderful story about a family, taking place over 60 or more years. I think the characters are very developed - you feel as if you know them and identify with them. Certain parts actually make me cry no matter how many times I have read this book. Many years ago I read that there would be a sequel to Portraits but never heard about it any further. I would love a sequel, and also I think it would make a great movie. I have enjoyed all of Cynthia Freeman's books, but Portraits is outstanding.
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four generations - their loves, joy and sorrow - a family that experienced the American dream


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