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A Time to Live

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A Time to Live is the exciting and inspiring story of a young girl who discovers Jewish identity amidst a web of danger and family crisis.

Marian Asher grew up in an assimilated Jewish home in Far Rockaway, New York, cut off from all contact with her religious relatives in Florida and Israel. At eighteen, she was on the threshold of adult life. She had enrolled in college, and with the approval of her parents, she was engaged to be married to a medical student named Neal Brennan, the son of a wealthy doctor ... who also happened to be a Gentile. Then her grandfather died, and her world turned upside down.

Her grandfather, Reb Mordechai Asher, has been a religious Jew, and Marian had loved him very much. Marian's parents had always stood as a barrier to minimize contact between her and her grandfather, but at the funeral, Marian is overcome by a flood of emotions which launch her on a journey of discovery into herself and her family's past. She meets Naomi, the diminutive but intense granddaughter of Rabbi Isaacs, and the compassionate and sensitive Shaindee, who has a mysterious past of her own. The first contacts are strained and prickly, but gradually friendships develop, and through these friendships, Marian learns about the wondrous beauty and satisfaction of a Torah-true Jewish life. But as she draws closer to Naomi and Shaindee and becomes more aware of her Jewish identity, Marian comes into sharp conflict, with her parents, her fiancé and her other friends, especially the Jew-hating Kurt, her fiancé's closest buddy.

This touching yet fast-paced story spans a multitude of diverse settings from the horrors of the concentration camps to the scene of an unsolved murder in Boston, from a manic excursion in Coney Island to a gala wedding in Brooklyn. In the end, it is the warm story of how a shattered family is brought together by a spirited and courageous young girl who will let nothing stand in the way of her indomitable search for the truth.

CHANA STAVSKY RUBIN is a noted educator who lives in the New York area. Many hundreds of girls have had the benefit of her wisdom, tutelage and guidance during her thirteen-year tenure on the staff of Bais Yaakov Academy and her term as principal of Tomer Devorah High School. Thousands more will now enjoy these benefits through her exemplary literary efforts.

ISBN 0-935063-48-X Cover Illustration: Gregg Hinlicky

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