Summary

Nineteen-year-old Chani lives in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of North West London. She has never had physical contact with a man, but is bound to marry a stranger. The rabbi's wife teaches her what it means to be a Jewish wife, but Rivka has her own questions to answer. Soon buried secrets, fear, and sexual desire bubble to the surface; not to mention what happens on the wedding night….
Eve Harris taught for 12 years at inner-city comprehensives and independent schools in London and also in Tel Aviv, after moving to Israel in 1999.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013
©2013 Eve Harris (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Harbotd on 06-02-16

Really enjoyable

Enjoyed this book and glad I got it on audio as lots of names etc. I wouldn't have been able to pronounce correctly! Really interesting to learn about the lives of orthodox Jews and a story that made me laugh out loud in places... not so appropriate on a cross trainer in a busy gym!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Polly Pon on 26-07-15

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

What would have made The Marrying of Chani Kaufman better?

I found the content of this book interesting from the point of learning about different cultures views. I did think it could have been shorter and felt it had been 'padded' out in places.

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The Olive Tree

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Yes her reading was worth listening to

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Interest is other cultures

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