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Book Review - "Sister of Mine"

Thursday, March 12, 2020 16 Adar 5780

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Congregation Emanu El Sisterhood hosts bi-monthly book reviews throughout the year. These book reviews are open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring their own lunches as desserts will be served.

The year is 1852 in our March selection, Sister of Mine; the location is the bountiful cotton plantation of Mordecai Mannheim, a Jewish immigrant from Germany whose fortunes prospered in northern Georgia. His only child, Adelaide, is given a young slave, Rachel, for her 14th birthday. The two become confidants and discover that Mordecai was also Rachel’s father. As the girls move towards adulthood, the country moves toward war. This novel follows the sisters’ individual and collective journeys, through love and resentment, to betrayal, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

To help us plan for our book reviews and to receive communications about future book reviews, we ask that you kindly RSVP online or by contacting the Sisterhood at or 713.529.5771, ext. 233.


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