YMWCTO: Hush by Eishes Chayil

Posted: August 17, 2011 in books books books!

Hush 

Author: Eishes Chayil

Title: Hush

Genre: Fiction

Publication Date: September 2010

Number of Pages: 357

Geographical Setting: Bourough Park, New York

Time Period: 1999-2010

Series: N/A

Plot Summary: Gittel has grown up all her life living in an Orthodox Jewish community.  When she was young, things were simple–simple because they were planned out for her, laid out like a path she just had to follow.  But, when something horrific happens and she loses her best friend Devory, Gittel struggles to understand just how she’ll stay on that planned path.  The choices (both those that she makes and the ones that are forced upon her) leave her feeling guilty and confused.  Hush is the story of Gittel’s journey for peace.

Subject Headings: Judaism, conduct of life, suicide, Judaism Customs and Practices

Appeal: provocative, insightful, inspiring, fascinating, intriguing.

3 terms that best describe this book:  thought-provoking, touching, triumphant

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