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The Free Thinkers by Layle Silbert
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Jul 10, 2001 | ISBN 9781583220757

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“Both novellas, sliding from laughter to warmhearted sentiment as they pass deftly through different character’s minds and voices, show Silbert’s easy mastery of the Yiddish-American storytelling tradition.” –Kirkus


“Throughout, Silbert captures in sepia tones urban street scenes and ethnic parlors, and deftly uncovers the emotional landscape underneath. Taken together, these narratives constitute a revealing portrayal of the American immigrant experience.” –Publishers Weekly


“In [Silbert’s] writing, the maverick camera of her pen zigzags into unexplored wrinkles of lives.” –Cynthia Ozick


“I can’t think of anything in recent years that has so evoked the Old Country in this country. The Free Thinkers is a very rich book. I loved it.” –Tillie Olsen


“[Silbert] is plain deep. She’s unsentimental, touching, brave.” –Grace Paley

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