Foreword and Introduction by Alice Kessler-Harris
This masterwork of American immigrant literature, set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father’s rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah’s struggle towards independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share. Beautifully redesigned page for page with the previous editions, Bread Givers is an essential historical work with enduring relevance.
“Yezierska captures American hunger with extraordinary intensity.”
—Vivian Gornick, New York Times
Anzia Yezierska (ca. 1882-1970) is the author of many stories and novels about New York’s immigrant Jews, including How I Found America and The Open Cage and the memoir Red Ribbon on a White Horse.
Paperback / $14.95 / ISBN 978-0-89255-290-0 / 336 pages / Fiction, Jewish Studies