The Wholeness of a Broken Heart Author:Katie Singer Hailed as a masterpiece, this poignant mother-daughter novel revolves around the story of a young woman's troubled relationship with her mother. Narrated in the voices of four generations of Jewish women, The Wholeness of a Broken Heart explores the vastly different experiences which divide first generation Jewish Americans from their parents an... more »d grand-parents.
"Katie Singer is a gifted and compelling writer who tells a good story and burrows into her characters' psyches."-Phillip Lopate
"Fresh energy, style and perception...Well-defined characters, emotion (but not sentimentality) and compassion (not pseudo-psychology) set this account of the survival tactics of Jewish families apart from similar tales...A novel filled with authentic human feeling, humor and hope."-Publishers Weekly
"Katie Singer...explores the mother-daughter relationship with rare wisdom...[The Wholeness of a Broken Heart] is both a social history of the American Jewish experience and a meditation on the bonds between women."-Self Magazine
"An entire matriarchy is imagined in this novel of multiple voices, a chorus that makes for a moving immigrant story."-Pearl Abraham, author of The Romance Reader« less